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 a beautiful fall in Raleigh. The foliage was really gorgeous (as long as you weren’t the one who had to rake all the fallen leaves!) and my good friends the Y family wanted some photos with the spectacular leaves. So I very happily obliged and I think we got some wonderful fall moments for a fabulous and fun family.
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…
Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, you’ve already met these two brand new sisters in previous blog posts. But I’m posting more from their session because A) I’m madly in love with these two, and B) I’d like to take a moment to celebrate the newest sisters I know. Big Sister R and Baby Sister A are very very new to this whole sister gig, but I think they’re already on the right track for a life-long friendship.
Big sister is loving, sweet, and mostly interested in helping with her baby sister, while baby sister is patient, easygoing, and really quite remarkably tolerant of the inadvertant pokes and prods from big sister. I look forward to seeing these sisters grow together!
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?
Twins have an amazing bond. I’m not a twin, but I’m both a daughter of a twin and a mother to twins, and I have seen more times than I could possibly count what an incredible, deep bond twins can have with one another. Sometimes people think that the twin bond only happens with same-sex twins, like my boys or my friend Casey’s twin girls, but the truth is that those boy-girl pairs can have just a close twinbond as any other set of twins.
The reason I bring this up is because I recently was reminded of this upon meeting this darling little pair. Brother and sister, they were happiest when the other was nearby (if not sitting immediately to the right). That twin bond is there, you can see it.I’m sure there’ll be rocky moments from time to time in their twin relationship (as with any multiples, or even just a pair of singleton siblings), but if they’re anything like my boys, these two will be among the luckiest in the world to have their best friend right by their side all the time.
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!
Lucky me! I got to visit with an old friend, young Miss R, recently. We got together just about a year ago at the Rose Gardens in Raleigh, and I was so very happy to get to see her again this fall.
I tell you, though, it is pretty amazing to see how much she’s grown up in the space of one short year. I swear, next thing I know, I’ll turn around and she’ll be driving.
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.