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I am in Calgary right now looking after my 7 year old grandson. He’s at a great age for doing all of the fun teacher type of stuff that I love. We’re practicing a play of  The Lion and The Mouse and today we made the sets for it. Ashton is getting very serious about reading his lines with expression. Our performance will be on Monday after his mom and dad are home from work, so we have a couple more days to practice. Ashton also wrote a letter to Santa today and we made a cake for his parents. So as you can see I haven’t done a lot of photography except for a few pics of him and I with some candy suckers.

If you are looking for Christmas gift idea, think about a gift certificate for a photo shoot. It’s a gift that lasts for years and will result in a family keepsake. It is also something that some people simply cannot afford and would apppreciate getting as a gift. Gift certificates that are given at Christmas can be used immediately or can be saved for the spring or summer when the weather is better and pics can be taken outside. (I am quite willing to also do shoots outside in the winter. )

 Here is one pic of him and I. You may wonder about the odd pose. Well, Ashton was not about to get off the couch so rather than get into a battle, I went to him. I wanted a happy kid rather than a certain pose. I think I was successful. It always is harder to take a picture when the camera is on a tripod and you can’t see what you’re getting but I was happy with a couple of them.

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