Day 119 to 125/365 {catching up}

Every Sunday night, I cringe at the thought of catching up on my 365 project posts. I really only have myself to blame. If I could just be disciplined enough to process my images everyday, it wouldn’t be nearly as painful. But no, I must wait till Sunday night to go through  a week’s worth of photos.

So, here are the photos for the week, with a little story to go with each.

Joshua fell asleep in our bed. Cliff curls himself up to give Joshua room. It melts my heart.

Joshua fell asleep in our bed. Cliff curls himself up to give Joshua room. It melts my heart.

There are the very odd times that Joshua will let me take a photo of him. I snap away like a mad woman when moments like this happen. He is growing so fast, and I feel out of breath trying to catch up to him.

There are the very odd times that Joshua will let me take a photo of him. I snap away like a mad woman when moments like this happen. He is growing so fast, and I feel out of breath trying to catch up to him.

Another grey and rainy spring day in Vancouver.

Another grey and rainy spring day in Vancouver.

This is my riding buddy's very hot crotch rocket. We rode down a "no entry" road and onto the pedestrian-only area, risking our butts for this shot.

This is my riding buddy’s very hot crotch rocket. We rode down a “no entry” road and onto the pedestrian-only area, risking our butts for this shot.

Cliff made sushi. He made me happy.

Cliff made sushi. He made me happy.

Josh had a very late nap on this day. So when his bedtime rolled around, he was wide awake. I took him for a spin in the new (new to me) car, and he requested for noodles. We went to a Hong Kong style cafe for noodles at 9 pm. I felt like a bad parent, keeping my preschooler up so late at night. But we had so much fun. He ate an entire bowl of noodles and soup, and snuggled right next to me. For the rest of the weekend, he wouldn't stop talking about how much fun he had going out for late night noodles with me.

Josh had a very late nap on this day. So when his bedtime rolled around, he was wide awake. I took him for a spin in the new (new to me) car, and he requested for noodles. We went to a Hong Kong style cafe for noodles at 9 pm. I felt like a bad parent, keeping my preschooler up so late at night. But we had so much fun. He ate an entire bowl of noodles and soup, and snuggled right next to me. For the rest of the weekend, he wouldn’t stop talking about how much fun he had going out for late night noodles with me.

We found this orphaned toy in the park. Whenever we see a lost toy at the park, it always makes me wonder if the little boy or girl who lost their toy is crying at home because they can't find their favorite toy.

We found this orphaned toy in the park. Whenever we see a lost toy at the park, it always makes me wonder if the little boy or girl who lost their toy is crying at home because they can’t find their favorite toy.

Day 117/365 {date}

Angela Chang Photography Day 117 of 365

Since I returned to work after my second mat leave, every weekend, I take Joshua on a “date”. Sometimes we run errands, sometimes we go play at the park, sometimes we go for a walk. It’s always just the two of us. The point is that we spend some time together that’s special for us.

One of his favorite things to do on our date is to go to the coffee shop a block away, eat a slice of banana bread, and drink a cup of water. Today we went to that coffee shop again. He let me take a picture of him. He also wanted to share my chair, so he snuggled right next to me. It was like heaven for me.

Work out

I came home from the gym this morning, and Joshua asked a gazillion questions about what I was doing in the gym. I told him I was working out so I can be strong.

Joshua: “Who is strong?”
Me: “Daddy is strong.”
Joshua: “Are you strong, Mommy?”
Me: “Yes, a little bit.”
Joshua: “Mommy, I am so strong.”
Me: “Yes, you are! You are strong because you are a big boy.”
Joshua: “No, I am so strong because I work out so much.”

I laughed and said, “Oh yeah? What kind of work out do you do?”

Joshua said, “The kind with my toys and cars.”

Day 114/365 {joy}

Angela Chang Photography Day 114 of 365

There is something so simple and so pure about a child’s joy. A twig on the ground, a fallen leaf, a rock, or just simply running down the walkway towards mommy can make them break out into a huge smile.

This little one has me wrapped around her little finger.