I got together with some new friends who were newly one and it was just so nice. You know I’m partial to twins and to twin boys in particular, so I had a lovely time with these cute little men, C + L. This dynamic duo are so sweet and think balloons are just about the most fun thing ever (and who could blame them?). C+L’s entourage (their mom and dad) joined in on the fun, too…after all, they were celebrating completing their first year as twinparents in addition to the birthday boys’ birthday.
Hope it was a really happy birthday (x two), y’all!
We had another great year for the TriangleMommies’ Portrait Party! It was a fun morning for me (and for y’all, as well, I’m hoping…) and I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments.
Continuing to look back at some favorites from the past year…
A few days ago, I posted some images of little Mr. E (perhaps better known as the one with the big blue eyes), and at that time I promised more photos from our get-together. And here is where I deliver on that promise. Mr. E. comes by his sweetness and sunny disposition the old-fashioned way: his parents. They rate pretty high on that sweet scale, too, with their hugs and laughter aplenty.
And in a what-a-small-world-we-live-in moment, it turns out that E’s mama attended the very same elementary school that my boys are now going to for Kindergarten. Isn’t that fun?
I loved getting to see this sweet family again recently…I last visited with them just about a year ago, but you know how much a little boy can grow in one short year! As promised, my little friend E is completely grown up now, but just as adorable as he was a year ago.
Don’t worry, he wasn’t wandering around all by his lonesome…I’ll have more to share from his family session in the coming days!
I have so very much to catch up on it is not even funny, and even though I just looked at the calendar and realized that December is mere days from now, I refuse to let myself become overwhelmed and end up accomplishing nothing. So let’s do a little catching-up here, shall we?
Can we talk about Mr. A for a moment? Let’s do, because this kid is Awesome with a capital A. He’s funny, super-smart, quick with a smile, sweet as anything, and endlessly curious about his world.
And he’s also my favorite age: 5. Although to be completely honest with you, my favorite age is pretty much whatever age a wonderful kid is who is in my presence at the moment. But especially so with Mr. Awesome A.
We live rather close to the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, and while sometimes it’s inconvenient (oh the traffic) and noisy (fireworks every night, upsetting the dog, who thinks it’s a thunderstorm), we’re always glad when the calendar shows it’s time for the North Carolina State Fair. Sure, the rides are fun and the pig races are hilarious to watch, but in the end, I think it just boils down to this: Fair food rocks our world. Deep-fried Oreos, funnel cake, giant grilled turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob, deep-fried cheesecake, alligator-on-a-stick, and of course corndogs. There’s nothing like a State Fair corndog, y’all.
Yesterday, the State Fair closed up shop for the year, returning our neighborhood, lives, and diets to normal. See you next year, State Fair!
When you live within a few hours’ drive of the beach, doesn’t it seem almost like you are obligated by law to go on a daytrip to the beach every once in a while? That’s what I was thinking, too. So that’s just what I did with a bunch of photographer friends: we hit the beach on a lovely October afternoon with our cameras all charged up and ready to go. We had such luck, too…all of these happy smiley families that we know happened to be there at the same time! An amazing coincidence, to be sure.
Many thanks to our lovely models and the weather for cooperating.
Recently, I had a little getaway weekend. I’d call it a Girls’ Weekend since I stayed with my dear college roommate and visited with lots of friends, but it also happened to be my dear college roommate’s wedding weekend so I guess I can’t actually say it was just a girls thing. At any rate, we had a lovely, fantastic, happiness-filled, wonderful time helping Erin and Sam celebrate their wedding and I–to absolutely no one’s surprise–happened to bring my camera along.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs! But, Sam, I’m not sure you’ll be included in the next Girls’ Weekend.
Busy! Life is so busy and fun these days, I barely know where to begin. I thought one way to do that would be to share some photos from a recent family session that make me smile all big just to see. Little Man O and his family were such a delight to hang out with for a while one Saturday morning, and when he spontaneously grabbed some leaves and flung them up in the air while jumping at the same time, I could barely contain myself.
Can you remember having this kind of joy? Isn’t it glorious?