A Month of Weekend Activities
Home on Weekend
Kids grow up so quickly, it really is
important to try to take photos of them on a regular basis.
My goal is to take at least one good photo of my children each
month because there is no rewind button to go back to an earlier
When I was growing up, I remember an enlargement hung on the wall
in my play room of my sister and I. We were toddlers - my
sister was probably under one and I was somewhere past two and
that photo has stuck with me through my whole life. I hope I
can take a similarly iconic image for my children.
Picnic at QE Park
There is a lovely grove of cherry trees at
QE park and we often go in the spring for a Hanami. Jin
organized a picnic and a surprisingly large number of my friends
and their kids were available.
picked up my camera to try it out so I got a rare photo of
myself. I showed of the new (to me) focus button on my
camera and got out the GPS unit that Mark suggested I buy.
The D600 is coming soon so people are wondering about new
Taking photos of kids is much easier than taking photos of
adults. Generally adults like to pose - to ensure their best
side is shown. Kids generally don't care, but even
when they do pose, it's often interesting.
I caught a bunch of photos of dads and
At this age, even a year age difference
can be a barrier to play. I think Nara had a tough time
keeping up with Haley and Noel, but couldn't really do anything
with Abby. Maybe in another year it will be easier for them
to play together.
My sister lives near Crescent Beach (not
that near!) in White Rock. Compared to Vancouver beaches,
there is lots of parking available and the beach is far from
crowded. One morning I drove out with Nara so Helen could
get a bit of a morning sleep in.
Throwing rocks in the ocean is fun. Where we were there
wasn't a lot of sand so the bucket and scoops had a hard time
being useful. After some beach time we found a little cafe
and grabbed an early lunch.
Nara had some hard times with sharing, but I think she had a good
time. She was asleep within a few blocks of the beach.
Amenda and Balanh get Married!
Helen has known Amenda since high
school. When Helen first came to my house (our third date),
Amenda was part of the team of chaperones to make sure I behaved
myself. Every year since we have traveled down to Seattle to
visit Amenda and take advantage of her hospitality.
We aren't the only Vancouver people who know Amenda - Jin has also
known Amenda since high school so we were glad to see them there as
well. The wedding took place at the Lake Union Crew Boathouse
which is right on the water. They have a large wet dock area
which has great views of the boats and activity on the water.
music playing, Amenda's niece and nephew walked out with rings and
flowers. A few moments later the bride made her
entrance. There were petals down the aisle and a gate where
her fiance was waiting.
In front of
friends and family, Amenda and Balanh were married. I think
Balanh almost cried a few times - it was quite emotional for
The upstairs of the rowing center has a
nice dining area with views of the lake and Seattle. After
lunch there was a slideshow of bridge and groom photos (I need to
get out more!) and time to talk to people. Nara and Helen
took advantage of the music for a little dancing.
One of my favorite parts of weddings is the cake or in this case
cakes. Take cake(s) can say a lot about the couple -
traditional white jobby or modern stile. Light and tasty
cakes or heavy and small cake. I've never seen the same cake
twice at a wedding.
I have decided there is no flattering way
to take a photo of someone who is eating cake. Amenda and
Balanh make make such a nice couple, they can almost pull it off.
Tags: wedding(3), cake(3), bucket(2), beach(2), rock(2), throwing rocks(1)
People: Nara(9), Claira(7), Haley(4), Abby(3), Helen(3), Loren(2)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2023 to 2005 > September 2012
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