Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

The best part about having a new family is new traditions.
This is year two for Ernie's tree lot:)

Wishing all of you a fabulous holiday!

{ See last year's adventure HERE }

Monday, December 16, 2013


A few weeks ago my someone small turned three.

He loves to 'nuggle, saves up his kisses for me, and still gets me to kiss him better,
even though he's figured out that it doesn't actually make it go away.

somehow he's not so small anymore:)

so smart so sweet so big
so. much. love.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Big One

Dear Emmitt,

one. whole. year.
12 months, 365 days, 82.359 sleepless nights, 3920 dirty diapers, endless loads of laundry,
countless hours and minutes and seconds of you, my little love.

 the night before your first birthday, i softly kiss your head as i tuck you into your crib.
i remember the same night just one short year ago, when i had yet to lay eyes on your sweet face.

i had dug out all the old things, the jakie things. 
 plush blankets, baby swing. teeny tiny green and yellow clothes and shoes and jammies. 
some still smelling faintly of babe, sweet.
the rickety old bassinet that has cradled so many precious heads was set up beside the bed,
i was ready. you weren't:)

you were giving me a hard time then, one year ago,
and i had already been in labour for the better part of a day.
it would be another day yet before i would get to meet you, but it was worth it.

one whole year of joy and light and excruciating love.
one whole year of you.

{ Photo Courtesy of Lyndsay Doyle Photography }

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Last of the Autumn Sunshine

although it is more like winter these days than fall {ugh} i am still hanging on.
fall leaf wreath still hanging on the door, mini pumpkins and those orange Japanese lantern flowers as a centrepiece {intermingled with an ever changing array of dinkies and zippy cups},
and one last can of pumpkin in the cupboard, destined for sugary pumpkiny greatness...

and the pictures! oh the beautiful pictures,
full of gorgeous children doing fabulous fall things...

oh autumn, please don't go.

though my participation in this blog is sparse these days, i am trying not to give up completely!
i have been deliriously happily swamped with photography clients,
and only have so much screen time to give!
if you want to see what has been stealing me away from you go HERE!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Dear Emmitt,

you aren't so into sitting still these days, so it's amazing you didn't fall out of this chair during our shoot:)

we have moved you in with your big brother, bunkmates!
nothing has been thrown at you while you sleep (yet), and magically everyone is sort of sleeping better.
i opened my eyes to see an 8 on the clock instead of a 6 and figured i was dreaming a beautiful dream.
but it was real. oh my.

you totter around the house, usually yelling, giggling, or making car noises,
trailing crumbs and snot wherever you go.
the dog makes you laugh, as does your big brother and when i chase you up the stairs.
and when you come in for an giant open mouth applesauce kiss
it's awesomesauce all over the place:)

Now quit growing!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Photo of the Week

Week #23

Week #40

I (ahem) may or may not have missed a week, and someone out there might say one of these wasn't taken last week (shhhh...) but as Jakey would say:
"but dat's okay" :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ten Months

...10 days late:)

Dear Emmitt,

as we tick off the milestones (rolling crawling teething walking and my very very favorite: kissing:) 
i can't help but cringe at the thought of your first birthday, fast approaching.
it all just happens so fast! even when i think i know all about speed, i still get whiplash.

you took your first steps the other day, 10 months and 6 days old. way way too young!
and while you are not yet dashing from place to place, i have a feeling life is about to speed up even more.

i catch myself lamenting my lack of time, how nothing gets done and i'm always behind,
but then i think of your brother going to preschool soon, and how short this time in our lives really is.
so i live with the messes, the dirty floors and full sink.

and hey, you make it all okay:)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Seafoam Style

Some photos from our recent trip up to Seafoam, Nova Scotia on the Northumberland Straight.
And by recent I mean a few weeks ago. Whatever, at the speed this blog moves this is mega quick:)