Saturday, 28 November 2009

Taking a Shot

Today was Aiden's first game of hockey. Up until now he has been working on skills and drills with the coach. A lot of his training from Soccer seemed to be at play as he would naturally swing back to protect the net. He is a pretty good defenceman. Click here to see more pictures of Aiden in his first hockey game.
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Thursday, 26 November 2009


Wenda and I were babysitting for the evening, so I took a quick shot of Aiden before he went off to bed. I bounced the flash off the wall to the right so that I would preserve shadow detail on his face. The boy is growing up very quickly and I find that these kids change so fast.
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Aunt Laura's Tea Room - Bethany

Today, we took Wenda's parents, Aunt and Uncle out for a drive in our van. Of particular interest was this Tea Room in the little village of Bethany. It was a quaint little place with all home cooked food from the Chicken a-la-King, or Quiche, or Meatloaf are nicely prepared right in the kitchen. All the pies and deserts are also home made -mmmm delicious. This place is A&W approved. Unfortunatel, there is a rather extensive gift shop attached to the tea room, and Wenda found many reasonably priced items of interest.
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Monday, 23 November 2009

The Wreath

Here is the wreath that Wenda and I (mostly Wenda I must admit) constructed from 2 hula hoops, oodles of garland, acrylic balls and gold pine cones.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Xmas Lights

Today was the annual Santa Parade in Newcastle. It is rather unique in that it is an evening parade - with all of the floats having lights on board. The parade itself begins with a barrage of fireworks right on the main street of town.  The grandkids loved it all. We have put up our lights while the fall weather has been mild.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Saturday Visit with Grandkids

Well I am starting to feel better and it sure is good to get out of the house for a change. We babysat the wee ones while Aiden went to hockey. The kids seem to be changing so fast. Today's photography exercise is to try and get that highlight on the subject's (better known as the grandkid's) face. I have aimed my flash up and behind me so that there is no evidence that flash was used. Click here to see more pics of the subjects - also known as the grandkids.
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