It’s amazing how quickly life intervenes and prevents you from getting anywhere. During the two weeks Damon was home from work, we got an incredible amount done… The house boxed up and moved, beginning to set up the new place… but now that he’s back at work, we’re lucky to get a box unpacked every day. With work, school, birthday parties, and ballet recitals? It’s tough to find time for anything else.
It’s a little frustrating. I’d really like to have the house free of boxes rather shortly. I don’t want to go into the holiday season amidst piles of stuff.
So here’s something cute. 🙂 The girl had her very first ballet recital today. Granted, it was an early introduction class for 3, 4, and 5 year olds – so there wasn’t much to it. But it was cute just the same. Here’s the video her Daddy took:
Throughout the next couple of weeks I plan to share stories and video’s from Camp fYrefly. Today, I figured I’d kick things off with a little fun. Seriously, I alternated between laughing like a mad woman, and crying buckets full of tears. My cackle became a bit of an inside joke between some of the campers, and I’m sure my tears did too. LMAO
One thing I have to admit I didn’t expect was the huge level of talent amoungst (or is it amongst? Right or wrong, as a Canadian I’m inclined to throw a U into almost every word with an O) the campers. Sure, I expected there to be talent, but every single young person I met seemed to have some absolutely amazing talent. Some were incredible writers, some were musicians, some were visual artists, comedians, improvisational actors, and some… like Jesse, were dancers.
Jesse honestly blew my mind. Holy crap. Some talent scout needs to snap this boy up and make him sign a contract thus making them both rich. And then I can say “I knew him when…” Watch this video, and you’ll know why.
I wish I’d had one of my good cameras with me, rather than just my iPad. But hey, talent is talent – regardless of how mediocre the equipment it’s captured on. And Jesse? He’s nothing but raw, unbridled, passionate, dance. And all that energy, ready to burst out at a moments notice, is hidden beneath the most unassuming, gentle, sweet, and soft-spoken exterior.
Video Removed at the Request of the Camp fYrefly Founders.
Sorry Everyone, You’ll just have to take my word for it. Jesse is awesome!
We spent much of our afternoon and early evening with my family. Visiting, eating, playing… it’s always a nice time. 🙂 I’m so thankful to have them near by. I can’t imagine the wee girlie growing up without family all around her, I’m happy she can grow up like I did, with a strong supportive extended family. I really do feel very lucky.
I couldn’t decide between two images today. One showing off the wee girlie’s drawing skill, and the other showing Lily-Ann and my sister Marie “getting down”. LOL So here’s both.
Okay, lots of photos in this post (hence the title). 😉
There have been a few days where I promised to upload but hadn’t yet, so here are photos for those days plus today. 🙂
Not much to say here. 🙂 Wee girlie had a treat, and is just super cute.
Here is the wee girlie doing the “I got a new hat” happy dance.
Sandy, Rosalie, and Paul – She absolutely LOVES her new hat, and has worn it every single day since it arrived. It is sooo cute, and just looks absolutely adorable on her. Thanks so very much! It’s awesome!
Sandy is an accomplished artisan here in Saskatchewan. If you’d like a hand-felted one of a kind beret for your little one, you can drop her a line at sgcompton at sasktel dot net (obviously remove the spaces and replace the at with @ and the dot with .). Her work is outstanding. The hats are perfect in the rain (nothing gets through them) and are really good to throw on your little one after swimming too. Keeps them warm even with wet hair. Seriously, I can’t rave about Sandy’s work any more than I do. Really, really awesome stuff!
So, yesterday a wonderful astronomical event took place… and once again, we here in Saskatoon, totally missed out. The last several events listed as “not to be missed” have been missed here due to cloud cover. Totally not cool.
Yesterday, for the first time in twenty years, the sun and moon rose and set at the exact same time. This causes an amazing effect which completely lights up the sky, due to the way the light reflects from one, off the other. Well. As I said. Couldn’t see it. Clouds.
So here’s a picture of some horses. Played with it a little in iphoto in an attempt to have it look as if I’d lifted it from an old western. Considering the limited scope of iphoto, I think I came close. 😉
And here are a couple shots of the sunset. That did manage to pierce the cloud cover for about 90 seconds. Enough time to focus in the opposite direction to snap a couple shots.
Shaun, I know you were really looking forward to seeing pictures of the aforementioned astronomical event. Sorry. 😦
Damon was sick today… which means I didn’t have time for much beyond the essentials. So, here’s a quick night sky shot for you. Camera’s interpret the dark in such interesting ways. From time to time I enjoy pointing off into space and seeing what happens. Tonight’s photograph is completely unedited… not cropped, colour adjusted, or altered in any way. It’s just the sky, outside my home, as the camera sees it. 🙂
Night all. Be good to one another.