We packed up the car, the kids, and the dog for what turned out to be a four hour drive into a rainstorm for a wedding this weekend. Magically the rain stopped long enough for the outdoor ceremony, reception and impromptu dancing circle to Total Eclipse of the Heart.
M- A moment of quiet amongst the running, dancing, and icing licking.
N- A small girl in a tutu on a forest walk.
The one thing we did not bring was our camera….I seriously need to dust that guy off for next weeks portraits….it’s been far too long.
2 crazy kids, 2 tired parents, and 1 neurotic dog descended upon Wasaga beach for 5 days of summer fun.
M- eating buns, running around naked and watching tv on Grandma’s bed.
N- falling down, getting up, learning to say Grandpa and sleeping like a baby (and by that I mean waking up every hour).
And so we say goodbye to this sweet summer that took forever to come and disappeared in a flash as always.
Nina Rose turned one yesterday and so ends the shortest/longest year of my life. When you spend a lot of time alone with small children an hour can often feel like a day, but these months have just flown by and now here we are with two walking talking (four words counts right?) kiddos. This girl has become both an unstoppable force AND an immovable object. It was a bit of a concern that with an older sister with such a large personality that N might fade into the background, but not so. She has her own large personality, with big smiles, a love of music and a very goofy sense of humour. Now that she can walk she wants to run and do everything her big sister can. Determination is never going to be a problem for this girl and although right now it often ends in frustration, I hope it helps her forge a path to a very happy future. It was not part of her plan to sit for a posed picture yesterday…she literally took the full can of Perrier she likes to walk around with and walked off the shoot.
We tried again after her nap with very little success
just grumpy birthday realness.
Two one year old birthday parties in two days…I’ve eaten 3 cupcakes today and been awake since 4:30 am so my brain can no longer function well enough to make decisions…therefore two pictures each. BAM!
M- Continues her love affair with balloons.
N- A little party in our local park for this almost one year old girl.
M likes to dress her up in her own dresses which makes her look like a little grandma doll…Grandma doll seeks out all electronics then tries to hide in the corner deleting all your apps.
Looking back at these weekly photos it occurs to me that most of them are taken inside our house. It’s not that we aren’t outside, in fact we spend most of our days outside. It’s just that sometimes bringing a big expensive camera with you almost feels like you have another kid to take care of and I already have my hands full with these two (3 if you include Pepper!). So for this week I’m using photos taken on my phone of which there are many.
M- Enroute to park pit stop
N- Now that she can walk she wants to do EVERYTHING the big kids do.