July 27, 2012
Happy Friday! We're counting down to our vacation and.. the Olympics! Can't wait to watch the Opening Ceremonies tonight with the Keikster.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! As much as we'll be cheering for our fellow Canucks, we'll be cheering for just about any athlete from wherever country they're from too!
Posted by Chantale Park at Friday, July 27, 2012
July 22, 2012
July 17, 2012
Yikes! I've neglected the blog. I've neglected other blogs. I've been sucked into the Instagram vortex. It's so... instant! and lovely.
Meanwhile, I've missed all the blogs I so love to read and follow yet... yet... I've been consciously trying to spend more day light hours with the kiddo. And trying to enjoy summer. Going to work is like wading through mud lately. Hard to get through the day without wanting to just be outside and enjoy the sun and summer freedom.
I haven't even picked up my Pentax but I did take a few shots of Keira. Lately, I catch glimpses of her that remind me that she isn't a baby anymore. There are moments when her face is serious and she's deep in thought. Her face is longer and losing some more of that lovely baby fat in her cheeks. She's also getting taller (though still not as tall as her best friends). Sigh. Look at that face. I love that she's growing but I also sometimes want to squeeze her back into age 5.
A few weeks ago, we bit the bullet and bought a pool. Not some fancy, humungous in-ground pool. Just a regular, smallish above ground one. We decided on a cedar wood pool and it's lovely! Since this is Quebec and summer days are short, we also got a thermo pump so that the water stays warm. And oh how we've been loving it! Keira even wants to swim before heading out to summer day camp in the mornings. Someone is definitely happy! I love being with her in there, in the evenings and then coming back in and relaxing. It also kicks my occasional bouts of insomnia in the butt! ah...
If you're on Instagram, let me know! You can follow me at ChantaleP
Posted by Chantale Park at Tuesday, July 17, 2012
July 2, 2012
Incredible how fast a long weekend flies by and I hope you had a lovely weekend too! It was Canada Day yesterday and Keira was invited by her friend to go out on the St Lawrence river in their family boat for a day of sunshine and fun. And what fun! They spent all day on the water and apparently, Keira even rode the Sea Doo 'driving it' (with her friend's mom behind her and keeping her secure). We are ever so grateful for good friends (who happen to be great neighbours too). Meanwhile, the mister and I went to see Prometheus... started off okay and then pretty much went downhill after that. When we see a stinker at the cinema, we call it a "Sphere".
I've also been glued to my computer screen working on new design projects including editing photos that I took for Missie Sunshine Couture's photo shoot last weekend. These are some outtakes and images.. Enjoy!
Posted by Chantale Park at Monday, July 02, 2012