What is so great about my kitchen helper is that she puts so much love into what she is making that tasting good is the only possible outcome. I have lost that love, dinner is something I whip up after rushing home just to get something, anything, edible on the table. Some days it’s good, some days the whole family sighs at the smell, others I stop right in the middle and we order take away.
On the early morning December 18th 2014 my kids had a special visit with Santa. I had promised my son, who had been anxiously counting down the days, that we would go to the mall and see Santa today. He was worried we wouldn’t get to the mall and Santa wouldn’t know what to bring for him, he has been asking to go for a week now.
Just before school while he was eating his breakfast, still in his PJ’s, Santa walked up the walk way. There was some serious excitement, he needed to talk to santa- badly! He told him all about his achievements, school and all his friends. They shared a plate of oreo cookies, talked about what the reindeer like to eat – so we know what to leave out Christmas Eve.
My daughter really didn’t care much, she watched from afar, but that’s okay. I know she enjoyed her visit too. After Santa read the story, The Night Before Christmas, it was time for him to go and Kaleb to go back to school.
Here are a few from the day.
From my house to yours Merry Christmas!
Spring is FINALLY starting to show its face around here, thank goodness. For anyone who knows me I am a pansy when it come to cold/cool weather, I so badly need light and the warm golden sun. On our adventure we got to see that the salmon are back and the little wild flowers are blooming… it’s just so fresh, definitely a time of year I look forward to… every fall. If I didn’t have kids I really could just skip winter entirely. We are lucky enough have a gorgeous green belt as a back yard that leads to a school park that the kids just love. What is even more cool? My son has a car, a dodge charger that he drives his sister to the park in. To them they are driving, they are in control and seriously cool…. of course! You can hear the giggles, the belly laughter and good times from a mile away. They put smiles on every stranger we pass, and of course they are always reminded how awesome they are. While these images are just some redundant random photos of an 1 1/2 hours of our evening, it’s what my family is all about; Fun. Love. Togetherness. Happiness. Family.
And for those who do not know; I am a Canadian photographer, and if you have never been here this is what spring looks like in Vancouver BC Canada. Hope you enjoy a look into our evening.
Poodle was our baby before we had our babies. I can’t help but to see a my little toy poodle, but to her he must be huge. It really dawned on me while editing these photos.
Sweet fluffy, grumpy old man, we love you.
Me. I am Mother, a wife and a photographer. I love art and adore photography, it’s my quiet time and my therapy. I love hard, I always feel it in my heart. I have been told I am somewhat eccentric, I agree. I am shy but outspoken. I am new to being in front of the camera but I need to be, though I am uncomfortable now I will continue. I am me. I know I am not perfect but that’s okay. My kids are my everything and my worries tell me so. I am a mother.
His face, the little boy who made me a mother. The first time he gazed into my eyes I knew my life was going where it needed to go. The way he looks at me just melts my heart. He taught me what love meant… but not just love, the love only a parent can feel. The I would do absolutely anything for you, head over heels, I will worry about you forever, bursting in love- kind of love. He is funny. He is full of compassion. He is a good friend. He is shy, but blooming wonderfully. He is a huge animal lover. He is a loving son and a great big brother. He is all what is right in this world.
I love you all the way around the whole universe and back.
Sad, silly, mad or happy I get sucked into her face, her eyes… her soul. She is unique. She is her own mind. She is strong. She is amazing. She is my rainbow baby. She is my little girl.
I love you entirely
For Kaleb and Madz Christmas presents from grandpa and grandma Jo came in the last week of January. GIFT CARDS. The last week and a half we all had the flu and didn’t want to get out of the bed never mind the house. But anyone knows with kids the flu doesn’t mean much when you have a TOYS R US gift card. Kaleb waited ever so patiently for all of us to feel somewhat human. Today was the day, lets go! OH, the choices, the mass amount of colourful things to choose from… the decisions. Madz was on the hunt for Dora like i knew she would. Kaleb has been eyeballing the new batman DS3 game, did i say that right? We have a happy household. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma Jo!
I got to spend my day with this beautiful family, and meet their new baby boy. Congrats again guys, he is just perfect.