I truly believe in celebrating the simple things. When I look back, I always find it’s the little things that really mean so much to me and sometimes those little things to you are actually huge, like watching your kid pedal on a bike for the first time. Last fall my oldest son was attending nursery school in Toronto twice a week for 3 hours. I remember dropping him off there late one day in the gym and I was spying on him outside of the door after I walked out. He jumped on a bike and started peddling and I nearly cried, no joke. I love my kids so much and there is something absolutely miraculous about the way they make us feel, how proud we can be of hearing them recite the alphabet or peddling a bike! A big milestone that my eldest hit this year was swimming. He now jumps in the pool all on his own ( with a lifejacket ) I love how my youngest son gets so excited too. He loves every thing his brother is doing. Is this common? My Mom says when my younger ( but not the youngest ) brother was born he followed me around and just wanted anything that I had. I think that is just adorable. Before I end this post I also wanted to point out that there are amazing things around us every day to enjoy. The smell of fresh cut grass, the smell of fresh laundry , a giant hug, a good laugh and Shepherd’s Pie, with gravy. Oh, and photography!
As a thank you to all of my friends who follow my work and show interest in my passions…
I have a little giveaway going on. This is a book I got quite awhile ago and it contains some very useful tips that are EASY to follow even for beginners and it will help you learn how to take some pretty awesome shots. Contest will end in a couple of days so just enter using the rafflecopter form at the link below. Open WORLDWIDE.
What an amazing week it has been! Us Ontario folks are absolutely blessed ( or melting away ) with this lovely weather. My husband and I took the boys up north for a couple of days and it was wonderful as usual. We played games, jumped in the lake, found a secret hideaway on our nature walk and even went for pretty awesome boat ride with Papa. Here are some of the photos I took while we were there. It’s really hard to select just a few. If you know me by now you probably realize I take a gazillion.5 pictures a day.
Can’t forget BASKETBALL!
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
What a lovely family to photograph. In total there were a dozen family members as they had family visiting from Israel. What a wonderful opportunity to get some extended family shots. There were so many to choose from to share with you guys but I picked out a couple of children’s photos to post. I just love Waterloo Park. Here are the sneaks!
This family was great to photograph and seriously look at those kids right? PRECIOUS! We did the shoot at one of my regular spots here in Cambridge. And of course here are a couple of pictures!
I am proud to announce that I am now a member of The Tiny Light foundation. They are a Canadian not for profit organization providing professional photography services for families of children who are facing life changing diagnosis’.
When I first read about The Tiny Light foundation I was skimming over a story about a child who had been born with a heart condition. All too soon I become emotional as the memories of my second son’s diagnosis of Transposition of the Great Arteries came to me. I remember the shock and fear when I learned about his TGA while I was still pregnant with him. I remember handing him over to the nurse in the ICU and almost falling over in tears as she walked away with my then 6 day old baby boy for heart surgery. Today he is almost 16 months and healthy as ever, completely corrected!
My skimming of The Tiny Light page soon turned into a tear filled analyzation of various stories which needless to say touched my heart. I am so happy to be part of this group and hope I can help some deserving families.
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