Tag Archives: Photography

Dad duty at dancing

Last One Standing

Last one standing

At the kids’ dancing school, parents are invited to watch their kids, in class, at the end of each term.   It’s a wonderful opportunity to see how they’re going, whether they’re enjoying that dance style, struggling, excelling..

Wifey and I tag teamed on Friday to watch the kids’ back to back acrobat classes.  It’s great to see kids pushing themselves physically, but in acro, it’s also paining to see weird contortions – how can one’s backs and bodies bend that way and not hurt?  I also like going because I’m usually one of the only Dads – makes me popular with the Mums 😉  hahahaha

Anyway, I knew my daughter loved acro, and even though she’s pint-sized and doesn’t “seem” strong but she has pretty good balance.   She was the last one standing in a little balance exercise and I quickly snapped this shot.   I have previously taken zoom lenses to the classes, but it usually has pretty poor lighting in there, so this time I took the trustworthy 85mm f1.8.  Not being able to physically move around to compose a shot makes it hard, but I like how this one turned out.

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Ello Ello

Ello girl!

Ello Girl!

I love the ages when the kids started to be able to draw, create and imagine and express this themselves.  It’s so amazing how the young brain develops.   The other day, Skylar went into her bedroom, got out the Ello and started making a family!   Here’s the first family member off the assembly line.   At the end, she was so proud of what she’d done that she planned to take them all to school for news day!

It was a nice opportunity to record the moment and her creation.  I love the bright colours of the Ello pieces against our white kitchen bench, the other pieces in the background ready to be made into the other family members and the cuteness of the creation 🙂

Bayswater

Gazebo on the Swan

Gazebo on the Swan

The kids were invited to party at a park in Bayswater last weekend.   A few close friends, little toddlers that get along, great new playground with bouncy surface, beautiful blue skies.   We walked along the shore with the kids and they loved throwing balls of sand into the water.   It was a little chilly, but it’s the sunny blue skies on the river like this that make Perth special 🙂