April 29, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: My Life
My mom landed back in Taiwan yesterday, but here are a few fun photos from when she was at our house.
This first set was not planned at all. We had just gotten home and I went to my computer to start answering emails while PJ and my mom played in PJ's room. It started out with a tea party, but as I was typing, I heard my mom reading PJ some books. Keep in mind that my mom has a very heavy chinese accent....so yeah...it was pretty funny hearing her reading lines like "More spaghetti I say!".....which sounded more like "Mo spaageyiii I say". Anyway, I thought it was really cute that my mom was reading to PJ in english, so I grabbed my camera to sneak in some shots. By the time I had grabbed it they had moved onto a new book, "Dim Sum For Everyone"....which seemed to be a better fit for my mom......
The next photo is one that still cracks me up. I guess you had to be there, but at this precise moment, my mom was cracking up because she had just been corrected by PJ for saying "ehgpraa". What's so funny about that? Well my mom was trying to say "eggplant" and when she said "ehgpraa" PJ said "That's not an AIRPLANE! It's an EGGPLANT Ama!". My mom told that story at least 5 times before she left for Taiwan.
These next photos I want to kick myself for. When I got home I realized they were all pretty grainy. Yeah....me being in too much of a hurry, I forgot to bump down the ISO (whoops!) from the previous night. Oh well.....grain is the new style, right? ;) Good thing it was with my own family and not a client ;)
This set below was not staged. As I was taking photos of my mom, PJ ran up to her with a flower.....
Ama with all of her grandchildren, the day before she left......
.....and yes, 12 year old nephew is taller than her (and pretty much me now! - and i'm 5'6"! His dad IS 6'4" though.....so yeah....it's safe to say he's gonna be pretty tall)....and keep in mind he JUST turned 12 a few weeks ago.
I've got another fun shoot later this evening, so check back for sneak peeks tomorrow or Friday :)