Ali's Adventures

May 10, 2012

My 7 shots

Filed under: Adventure,Gratitude,Hilights,Kids,Move,Vacation — by Alison @ 5:30 pm

I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots., after being tagged by both Lara and Nicki a few weeks ago.

Takes my breath away

The gardens of the Alcázar in Seville were beautiful. The flowers were so compelling that even an active 2-year-old had to stop and admire.

Makes me laugh or smile

My husband’s love for Star Wars is no secret and his great wish was to have a real Stormtrooper costume. When the helmet came in the mail, he was so excited he even wore it to watch TV. I have this as my phone screen saver and it makes me smile every time.

Makes me dream

I dream of sunny days and calm waters.

Makes me think

When H was born he had bilirubinemia, high white blood cell and bilirubin. He was severely jaundiced and they also thought he might have an infection. He was taken to the Special Care Nursery and put under intense light therapy and given antibiotics as a precaution. He later was given blood products to increase his red blood cell count. All of this was done by caring doctors and nurses, who explained everything to us and were supportive. My doctor checked in on us the whole time I was in the hospital and made a point to follow-up with the pediatrician responsible for H. This picture makes me think of all the people who were involved in making sure my little guy was okay, and how lucky we are to have the healthcare system in Canada that we do.

Makes my mouth water

Fries, gravy and cheese all served in a styrofoam container and eaten with a plastic fork. Do I really need to say anymore?

Tells a story

I treated E to a Starbucks milkshake in the Toronto airport before we boarded our flight to Seattle. We had a long layover and the kids were getting a bit bored. E asked to take off her shoes, so H took off his shoes and socks. She decided to sit on the window ledge, so he sat down right beside her an asked for some of her drink. I hope that their love continues to grow, that she continues to be his protector and he continues to be her biggest fan.

I am most proud of

The sunset from our ferry ride between Tallinn, Estonia and Stockholm, Sweden. The Baltic Sea was stunning. I’ll also admit that my husband probably took this photo.

The last part of this game is to tag five other people, but I think everyone I know has been asked to play already. Instead here are links to some other photo sets that I really enjoyed






  1. Great photos! Thanks for playing along!

    Comment by nickilynnm — May 10, 2012 @ 5:57 pm |Reply

  2. I LOVED the Storm Trooper shot. Hilarious. Your babe under the lights tugged my heart strings. And your sunset made me want to be in Sweden. I’m so glad you shared and also glad you enjoyed my #7Shots. 🙂

    Comment by marychampagne — May 10, 2012 @ 6:12 pm |Reply

  3. I love the first and fourth shots…they are growing up SO fast!

    Comment by eisangel3 — May 10, 2012 @ 10:11 pm |Reply

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