Tuesday, June 03, 2008

out and about

Here now is a small photo journal of our walking (dawdling) tour today around the neighbourhood. I have found that bringing along my camera saves me from becoming too bored or impatient. Thank goodness it's fixed!

We began on a walking path through some bushes on our way to visit the mailbox. Addie is a big fan of lugging my keys all around with her. This walk would normally take me about 3 minutes, but with Addie these days it takes around half an hour or so.


Passing by our neighbour Thomas' house is a big event for Adelaide, as he has a water table and other assorted kid bait on his front stoop. It doesn't seem to matter to Addie if Thomas is home or not, and everyday we have to stop by and check out the goods. What is it with little kids and other people's toys?

I adore her pose here - as she has no idea that she's posing at all. I love the way she is just a little girl without being too much. Pure sweetness. I wonder if she will still melt my heart when she is 15? 25? 50? Does that ever end? 


There are a lot of little boys in this neighbourhood, and watching Adelaide trot after them reminds me of when I was a kid! 

Here is Addie with her friend and across-the-way neighbour Thomas now, we run into him and his beautiful mama most afternoons. Tom's parents are both scientists at the university, and I suspect that Thomas, at age 20 months, may be smarter than me. Thomas and Addie are very sweet together and they seem to enjoy each other's company very much. I never really realise just how brown my little bean is until she hangs out with Tom - and it's not even summer yet!

Pretty much anywhere you are in the Vancouver area, you can see the water tower at SFU on top of Burnaby Mountain. This Playground is right beneath the water tower (you can kind of see the concrete of it in the background here) I think its kind of neat that wherever you are in the city, if you look up you can see where there are always happy little kids playing, way above all else...


3 hours later, Addie and I are headed back home again through the forest trail. I've found a big old tree stump that I can set up and take a photo of us together. This photograph reminds me of a 70's Sears portrait studio shot! All that is missing is the fuzzy faux-sheepskin rug to kneel on!

It was a good day. Hope you had a good day, too.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

haha...70s sears photo. I have some of those in my photo album.

Your daughter is beautiful. I marked you as a flickr contact a while ago and clicked over to your blog today.

hi. :)

Sally said...

I love Addie's outfit. Especially her adorable pink jacket!

Jeannie said...

I love these sweet glimpses into your days together. I am a mother to a wee little girl as well, and it is good to feel a sense of solidarity with moms elsewhere!

Ché & Fidel said...

it's so beautiful to see wonder on the face of a little one. Addie is beautiful. I've got a little boy a few months younger than her...
thanks for sharing,
jodi x

perfectbound said...

I think Thomas may be smarter than me, too.

Her not-posing-pose is so adorable!

ms firefly said...

she's so cute!!
i love her jacket with the big buttons, so girly!!!

Natasia said...

I've recently stumbled upon your blog, and have to say that I love the pure beauty of your posts. I'm a Seattle native living far away in the desert, and your photos instantly bring me back home. I also have three little ones, and love finding other people who really treasure these fleeting moments with children.

Clear Pink said...

Such a sweet age. I miss that. My youngest is three.

malcomama said...

Lovin' the way that you two seem to just take your time enjoying your gorgeous Vancouver surroundings! Such a great picture of mama and daughter! :)

Robyn O. said...

Where oh where did you get Addie's little red shoes?!?! They are the sweetest things ever :)

sharilyn said...

hi Robyn O, We took addie to a children's shoe store here in Vancouver (Tomatoes shoes on fourth) and got her feet all measured for the first time. The shoes at the shop were pretty expensive but i picked these ones up on the clearance rack and they're great! You can also get them on sale here. I think from now on we will try to only buy her one or 2 pairs of good-quality shoes that get fitted professionally, it's worth it!

Robyn O. said...

HI Sharilyn, thanks for the shoe info! I think that's a great idea to get her fitted properly and buy a few quality shoes. My poor kids are running around in flip flops most of the year (we're in CA). But my 13mos. old hasn't donned a pair of shoes yet....so I'll check your link. Thanks Again!

Jenn said...

what a sweet post...I love all of the pics!!