Little Lumberjack

Halloween has never been my favourite, but excuses to create fun experiences with Sloane is up my alley, so we partake.  She was given a kid's Husqvarna chainsaw by her great nana and papa so we decided to work with that and dress up as lumberjacks.  We spent the morning watching the Log Driver's Waltz and Paul Bunyan and then went outside for some photos as she got to cutting down all...

Halloween at Edworthy

We didn't set out to make this a Halloween walk, but the dreary skies and bare black trees made it a bit spooky! I love going somewhere where Sloane can lead the way and pick the trail, probably because exploring new trails with few people on them is one of my favourite things too.  At one point on our walk I sprained my ankle and had to take a breather on the ground.  She watched me...

Fall Walk at Nosehill Park

This year, Nosehill park has quickly become one of my favourite places to explore.  I've done several photoshoots here at all different times of the day and it always provides a lovely, dramatic Albertan backdrop. I went for one sunrise run here a few weeks ago and it was basically my dream trail run.  You rarely run in to anyone, only seeing the occasional person and their dog...

Saskatoon Farm

A friend who has a kid the same age and is also a photographer is a rare gift.  Who else understands the need to stop in every cool spot to take 20 photos of your kid from every possible angle?  Who else is unafraid to request a photo of themselves with their kid since they are almost always behind the camera? Who else risks almost getting hit by a tractor just to get the...

Morning at the Greenhouse

Our Gardenia is struggling.  Apparently this is very Gardenia-like, to struggle unexpectedly.  It's a plant with unique needs, but it won't tell you forthright.  So you must close a window and open another, turn it just so, fill it to the brim and parch it, feed it coffee and pickle juice and egg shells and give it its own humidifier and you must wait.  It is particular....

Grey Day at Ralph Klein Park

Winter is coming, and it's making me nervous.  Last winter Sloane had just started crawling and didn't have any desire to drag her self around in the cold wet snow, but now she is an active toddler who asks to go outside almost every morning.  What will we do in the winter?  She is still too small to sled or build snow forts, but big enough to want to explore.  And lets get...

Summer Exploring!

One of my very few disappointments with the reality of having a baby was how much she was NOT into the heat last summer.  She would get grumpy and the heat would exaggerate any uncomfortableness she felt so we it was easier to just hide in our basement, where it was cool, and meltdowns could be contained.  I had dreamt of a magical summer of outings with my wee babe, my new BFF who...