Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Crocodile Tears

When the Tadpole isn’t feeling well, it’s a matter of mere minutes (sometimes even seconds) before your witness this transformation. From smiles, to frowns, to crocodile tears.

Monday, June 29, 2009

iheartfaces - Week 25

Wedding Bells

I was a little sad that this category came up this week... Mister and I have 3 weddings to attend later this summer and I just know I could've had a really excellent entry if this came up in another month or two.

All that aside, I could not be more excited for the guest judge this week... Jasmine Star. Say what!? Are you freekin' kiddin me? Jasmine Star is going to see one of MY photos?! I'm stoked! She's my hands-down favorite - and a total inspiration.

So... here's my Wedding Bells entry. Sunshine, as the flower girl in her Aunty & Uncle's wedding almost two ago. She's giving her Daddy a big hug from behind, and she's giving me a sweet little smile.

Head over to iheartfaces to see the rest of this weeks entries!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Maternity Portrait Photographer, Victoria BC

I met up with the Mommy & Daddy of "Tubbins" today for a maternity session. Believe it or not, Mommy has been in labour for TEN days already! And Tubbins isn't actually due to arrive until the middle of July!

Here's your QUICK sneak peek guys! (More to come later next week... but I wanted to make sure I got at least a few posted before Tubbins actually arrives)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ice Cream

Granny has been waiting SOOOOO long to give Tadpole his first ice cream cone.  Finally, a few weekends ago, we headed to the Beacon Drive In for the best soft-serve in all of Victoria.  Unfortunately, Tadpole wasn't nearly as interested as we were all hoping he'd be.  Grumpy and I still managed to get a few pictures of him though - and at least it looks like he's enjoying it :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Flashback Friday (pt2)

Happy 1st Birthday Bubba!
This was snapped last year (at Charming & Happy's co-birthday party), when Bubba was still just a little Bean, and Tadpole was very excited to have another new little buddy.  

Flashback Friday

Tadpole: I love you too Mummy - but will you PLEASE get that camera out of my face!?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Guess Who... ?

Guess who arrives in town tonight!? After Tadpole goes to bed tonight, I'm heading to the airport to pick up Auntie Tulip. Hooray!
We've been working with Tadpole for a few weeks to make sure he can say her name when she gets here. Now we just have to hope that he doesn't play the shy-card for too long when he gets up tomorrow morning.

Mister snapped this picture right before Tadpole went to bed on his birthday and I'm looking forward to catching a whole lot more over the next few days!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Washing Betty

Tadpole is growing up so fast. He wants to learn new things every day - and everyone has something in mind that THEY'd like to teach him. On Saturday, it was Grumpy & Granny's turn. They spend a lot of time hot-rodding, so they wanted to teach Tadpole how to wash the car. Figured it was best to practice on Betty until he gets the hang of it, before he can move on up to the Hot Rod.

Monday, June 22, 2009

iheartfaces - Week 24

Let's Hear it for the Boys!

No girls allowed at iheartfaces this week... in honor of Father's Day yesterday, this contest is for the boys only. My kids entry is Tadpole, playing with the hose in the front yard. And my adults entry is Mister, watching Tadpole play.

Kids Entry:

Adult Entry:

Click over to iheartfaces to see the rest of this week's boys.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Now it’s Daddy’s turn… Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy (Grumpy), my step-Dad (Papa), and my Dad-in-law (Grandpa). Love you!!
Happy Father’s Day to all of my friends who are (or will soon become) Dad/Dada/Daddy’s.

Most of all though, and I can’t stress this enough, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to my Mister. The bestest Daddy a Tadpole could ever hope/wish/ask for. I love you Mister – and obviously, so does our Tadpole. Everyone who knows him/us, knows that he’s a Daddy’s Boy at heart. XOXO

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Silhouette Mosaic

I took a few pictures, trying to get one that was “just right” for the iheartfaces contest a few weeks ago. I ended up with a few favorites, for different reasons. The one I entered in the contest was a fave because of the Tadpole’s cute face/nose, and the lens flare. Today’s shot though, I adore because of (my subjects! And) the way I was able to manipulate the color in Photoshop. Then I clicked on over to Big Huge Labs to create a mosaic, and here you have it... Tadpole and Mister:

Friday, June 19, 2009

Flash Back Friday

Wow... look at how little the Tadpole is! Time seems to go by more quickly every single day.
In honor of Father's day this weekend, here's a shot I grabbed on Mister's First Father's Day. We started our own family tradition and went on a picnic (at Fort Rodd Hill). Fingers are crossed that the weather holds out so we can do the same again this year.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Tadpole loves music ALMOST as much as he loves hockey. His favourite songs right now are The Mission, by Puscifer, and Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, covered by Beck. He grooves away in his car seat whenever one comes on Betty’s radio. And when he’s an extra-good boy, Daddy lets him wear his headphones.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Raven

Tadpole's Crazy Auntie Anastasia is a woman of many talents... one of them being her ability to transform herself into other characters upon request. She is a model for a few local photographers, so I thought I'd share some of the shots from her most recent shoot with Alicia Elliot of Impulse Photography.

This shoot was called The Raven.

Monday, June 15, 2009

iheartfaces - Week 23

After last week's break, we're right back into contest time over at iheartfaces. Hooray! This week's theme is Sepia Toned, and I actually have two photos to enter.
My kids entry is the Tadpole. This was taken one morning last winter while we munched on some cheerios before breakfast.
My adult entry is my favorite picture of LG from his grad session.

Head over to iheartfaces to check out the rest of this weeks Sepia Toned entires.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bucket Head

We're heading to another birthday party today - which reminded me that I still haven't posted the one picture I took after the last birthday party we went to.
The birthday-girl's smart Mommy decided to give away buckets/shovels (instead of goodie bags) to all of the kidlets. Tadpole LOVES his bucket. Not only for playing in the sand, but also because it makes such a nice hat.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Breakfast Casualty

This is what happens when Tadpole gets a little too excited to share scrambled eggs and hashbrowns with Mummy and Daddy. He gets himself all worked up, trying to get to the food as fast as he can, has a big crash, and takes the food with him.
It all went down last weekend... notice it hasn't phased him in the slightest and he's still happy to eat what has fallen from his Scrambled Egg Head onto the floor.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Flashback Friday | Happy Birthday to Me!

Today I turn old. As old as Mister! Today I turn 31 for the first time (I say this because I have a feeling that this will be the age I want to stay at for awhile. My Mom's been 29 since she turned 29! I'm happy to stick at 31 for now). And I'm okay with that! Turning 30 was fantastic, and I have high hopes for 31. Any way I look at it, it can't be as bad as 25 was. Phew!

Getting engaged the day before my 27th birthday was pretty freekin incredible. Buying a house on my 28th, and announcing my pregnancy on my 29th were nothing to sneeze at, but now that my life is following the path that I'd always hoped for, I really couldn't be happier!

Today's birthday flashback is from last year. My 1st bday as a Mummy! Mister snapped both of these. Me with my little Tadpole, and one of our happy little family.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mr. O

Usually when kids see my camera, I get dozens of shots of cheesy poses and grins. This was NOT the case when I encountered Mr.O at Pants’ 2nd birthday party a few months ago. (Sorry it's taken me so long to post these!) He was a tad sleepy, and oh-so-serious!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Every other Monday, Tadpole says goodnight to Daddy and Unk while they’re sitting around the poker table. He hasn’t quite figured out why the house fills up with rowdy guys, or why they’re so fascinated with cards and chips, but he’s bound and determined to find out.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My story in Photos: The Vacation Edition

This week at iheartfaces, they decided to do something a little different. Instead of running a photo contest, they're taking a week off, and asking everyone to feel free to share their story in photos... this week is the Vacation Edition.

I've already posted photos from our family trip to Mexico last year, and from our trip to Penticton last month, so I've decided to post pictures from our first camping trip as a family of three.

It was August of last year... we packed up, piled into the truck/camper, and headed to one of our beautiful Provincial parks for the weekend.