Sunday, 26 October 2008

Mother and Child


I am starting to set up a photo studio in the downstairs area of our house. It is clear to me that I will need to take a great many photos using the flash equipment before I get comfortable with the equipment and the results. Click here to see more pics of the kids.
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Aiden Is Reading


Aiden has been amazing us with his math skills this past month but this week he has shown great leaps in reading. We came over after dinner to see him read and he really has clicked with it. Here he is showing his colouring skills. Click here to see a few more new pics.
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Saturday, 18 October 2008

The Model Train Show


Quinten has been fascinated by trains all his life (yes his whole life). This is the second time that we have taken him to a model train show. He was physically shaking when he went into the room. We were surprised to see Lexy was just as fascinated. In the end we bought Quinten a railroad hat to match his overalls - now he really looks the part. Click here to see more pictures of the train show.
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Taking a Stroll


Lexy is walking more and more. A little hesitant at first, she is finding that walking is a lot faster, and she is now trying to keep up with her brothers. After walking to the mailbox and back with Wenda, Lexy did a little stroll down the driveway.
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Sunday, 12 October 2008

Quinten - in reflection


We babysat Quinten and Lexy yesterday so what a great opportunity to try my hand at off camera flash technique. By using a photographer's umbrella mounted on a stand with the flash, I can get shadow detail in the pictures. The more difficult problem is to get the kids to sit still and look at the camera long enough to take the picture. About 2 minutes was all the time we could get before meltdown. Click here to see a few more pics from this photoshoot.
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Sunday, 5 October 2008

450 km Touring Muskoka


My wife Wenda, sister (in law) Janet, and I went touring Muskoka to see the fall colours. This was not the best year for colours because of the unusual summer we had this year. Our tour found a terrific wood carving shop, on our way to Huntsville. We then pushed on to Gravenhurst where we had tea along the harbour and witnessed the arrival of the steamship Seguin. Finally, we dropped in to visit my friend Olli at his cottage on the way home. Click here to see the Muskoka Tour pictures.
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Saturday, 4 October 2008

Read My Lips


I received some new equipment and wanted to test it out with my favourite model but you can see, Aiden was more interested in going to the rides located behind our back yard. The Fall Festival has arrived and since Aiden is away with his bio-dad tomorrow, we took the boys on the rides after supper. I am not sure it was a good idea to go on that Tilt-a-Whirl on a full stomach ! ! Click here to see more pictures of the day with the kids.
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