Posts tagged family
An Instant Summer Reading Project? - Family Photographer Kitchener-Waterloo

I feel the need…the need to read!

Hands up if you get the Top Gun reference! My favourite maverick (see what I did there?), my daughter, is heading for Grade 2 in the fall, and she worked so hard on her reading and writing skills in Grade 1 that I wanted to come up with something to help us avoid the dreaded “summer slide,” where kids slip in academic ability over the break from school. She loves to be read to, but doesn’t yet love reading out loud herself. She loves to make up stories, but prefers to draw rather than write. So I knew I’d have to be creative to come up with something that would capture her attention and not feel too much like work!

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Over and Over Again (In A Good Way!) - Family Photography Kitchener-Waterloo

Over and over again. The light switch, the faucet, the stairs; standing, walking, climbing. kids practice and practice until they understand how something works, or succeed at something they want to do. It’s amazing and mundane all at once, isn’t it? Something that seems so everyday to us is endlessly fascinating to a kid.

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7 Photos That Weren't What I Had in Mind - Family Lifestyle Photography Waterloo

I have often thought, especially in the past few years, that maybe life is made up of things that don’t go the way you thought they would. John Lennon sang it beautifully: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” But there’s an art and a grace to letting go of those plans and embracing what’s happening instead, isn’t there? And sometimes, it’s much easier to do than other times!

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