[25 December 2017]
This old lady. She and Connor are almost besties now, although she still won’t climb up and sleep with him in his bed like she will with me. She was pretty displeased when we first brought Connor home. so seeing them play together now makes me smile.
(She also didn’t much care for moving to this house almost five years ago — in fact, she hid behind the toilet on moving day and wouldn’t come out until we were upstairs in bed that night.)
Mei will be 14 years old this Spring. Sometimes she moves a little slower down the stairs than she used to, and sometimes I take note of her now-bony haunches. Other times, though, she tears ass through the house like she’s always done.
I suspect we still have many good years left with Mei Kitty, but I tend not to take the cuddles and the playtime for granted anymore.
To start off, here’s a link to a Flickr album of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities (since the embedded slideshow feature seems to be broken). For more details of the festivities, read on…
Merry Christmas from all of us!
[Taken 23 November 2017]
Happy birthday, Mom! Love you bunches. It’s been awesome having you nearby for the past four years.
Connor only agreed to take a nature walk with me today if we could take turns photographing nature with the film camera I brought along.
My son will sometimes pretend he’s The Flash, or Sonic the Hedgehog. He loves to run.
So, when I learned that our school district was hosting an Elementary Cross-Country Series, I knew I had to sign him up.
Unfortunately, we had to miss the first meet of the three-meet series because that was the day Connor had his annual checkup and flu shot — firstly, I couldn’t justify both coming in late to work for his appointment and leaving early for his cross-country meet; and secondly, he was hobbling around all day on his flu shot leg, so having his first-ever race on a bum leg would not have been a good experience.
I brought my “good” camera with me to capture Connor’s first-ever actual race, the second meet of the series.
[Taken 16 September 2017]
We took Connor to the thrift store for the first time to get a Halloween costume. While we were there, we let him choose a toy, and he chose this Millennium Falcon.
Connor and I used the first half of our respective camera rolls on a late autumn day with leaves blowing and green grass aplenty. The next weekend, we finished up our rolls on a snowy winter morning.
In an age of smartphones and selfie sticks, I’m doing my best to raise a budding young photographer.
One brisk morning last November, Connor and I went out to photograph in our yard — he with his little blue camera, and me with my long-neglected ActionSampler.
I love seeing his perspective on me…
…versus my perspective on him.
My five-year-old son’s film camera is a no-name focus-free 35mm camera that my husband got for free years ago. At first it was a toy… but, as it turns out, this little camera takes contrasty, vignetted photos that I really love. So, I’m never hesitant to load up his camera when he asks, because I know he’ll get bored with photographing at some point, and I’ll get to shoot the rest of the roll.
I took the generic blue 35mm on a photo walk downtown back in December. These were the results.