Sundays used to be Family Photo Day but we rarely actually manage this. I like to have Dylan’s stripes done, but this takes a while, and it’s always hard to find the time to do it. Also Dylan really has limited free time in general, so it’s next to impossible to drag him out from the studio when he does, so we never actually have Family Photo Day as often as I’d like. Now we only manage it on special days, like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and my birthdays. Then when we do take the pictures, it’s always very chaotic, sometimes the weather is bad, and it’s difficult to get everyone looking good and happy and facing the camera with their eyes open. It’s next to impossible to have Asha, Feather and Daisy all looking proper and pleasant. Usually we just take what we can get and be done with it. It doesn’t really work out all that well, but every once in a while it works out beautifully. Regardless, I love our little family.
Our trip to Hawaii was a work event for Dylan and a holiday for me and Asha so Dylan spent the entire time working his ass off while Asha and I hung around killing time watching The Circle and spending afternoons at the beach. Next time we must add a couple extra days to the trip so that we can actually spend time together at the end as a family. Dylan worked so hard we barely saw him and never got a family photo in. The only family pictures we got were on our way out at the airport in the Delta Airlines sky lounge VIP. Behold our silly selfies.
Wishing the sandwich green drink lady would hurry up already so mom will stop taking pictures of me
You know you’re from Vancouver when it’s wet and cold outside it doesn’t dim your shine instead you have a grand old time
Brother-in-law, mother-in-law, husband. My chosen family. Think I made a great choice. Grateful to the universe for making it happen.
Asha’s favourite things right now are scootin’, swimmin’ and xylophonin’
I used to think getting married and having kids was lame, but now I know that nothing matters more than family, and there’s nothing more beautiful than love. Without love, life would be pointless, and if you don’t have family, what have you got.
Baby girl loves herself some snow. She loves swimming too, like oh my god, I’ll post some beautiful pictures and video of all that tomorrow.
Early sunny mornings in the park with my girls it’s my favourite way to start the day
Asha loves to hang out in the studio with daddy pushing pads banging buttons turning knobs she could do it for hours at least until Daisy comes around
When your family are your friends and your friends are family life is very nice
Missing my angel husband, I can’t wait to see him again, even though when he’s home he spends like 99% of his time holed up in the studio, so I never see him anyway, but it’s just nice to know he’s in there. I used to think people who got married and had kids were lame, but now I know that nothing matters more than family, and there’s nothing more majestic than love.
Toddler speak is as much a challenging and complex language as any to learn, the going is rather bristly and tough for a while, both for the toddler and the adult, in efforts to communicate and be understood. There is mystery and frustration felt by all parties, but the sense of triumph and reprieve when a riddle is solved is all rejoicing and exultation. That AHA moment is glorious beyond compare. So far with Asha this is what we’ve got: Barbie dolls are dogs. Stuck is syuck. Light is white. iPhone is eye bone. This one is swan. This way is sway. Orange juice is oh jin. Thank you is tanks daddy. Dress is yes. Black is bwack. Chicken is kitchen. Getting this far provides joy and succour for all involved. Let me tell you, raising a child, watching them learn, and teaching them stuff, is fascinating, exasperating, poignant and fun.
All the darkness in this world can’t hold a candle to you Asha we love you so much thank you for being our baby girl. The quality of your sweetness and the strength of your light can’t be challenged. You make the difference.
Asha sits on top of the world
When I was 36 weeks pregnant with Asha and we were all wondering how many tentacles the baby would have
Angel in the backyard with her Hello Kitty pail
White wine and oysters with my darlings