Monday, 23 January 2012

Grant Girls...

More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. - Linda Sunshine
The Gorgeous Grant girls, which I have known for ages are back with giggles, a few tears and a lot of love! These three girls adore each other - they look out for one another and seem to really enjoy each others company. Friends for life. How lucky for each of them.
Two sets of truly squeezable cheeks on baby Ellen!
Orla and Maebh laughing it up as only sisters can...Love it!
Daddy has his work cut out with these three...with the most AMAZINGLY fab eyelashes

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Sweetness comes in small packages...

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can't remember a time I met such a happy, smiley little guy - James you are tooo sweet and I could have snapped at you all day with your big blue eyes and gorgeous smile.
I just love little tushies!!!
What a charmer - Bronagh, you're in trouble with this one!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Two adorable brothers...

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~Marc Brown
And how true is this quote in our house right now with the Superhero obsession going on with my kids - well, mostly Jack, but he's dragging everyone else with him! But onto two other boys...
The Cheung brother are two of the most adorable little boys ever. I could just eat them up and they reminded me so much of my boys - the older, more petite, sensitive yet playful one and the younger big bruiser of the family. I loved how they interacted with one another and the bond that is building into what will inevitably be a close and long lasting realtionship of brotherly love. It was so wonderful to meet these two sparks and their fab parents.
Absolute perfection in cuteness!
-Funky hair and dimples to die for!
The big boy with the big brown eyes...

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Quirky Weddings

I have been featured on this week's Quirky Weddings newsletter. How exciting. And this is what they had to say...

Zoe Heatherington Photography

Vibrant Photography

Couples! Choose a wedding photographer you connect with personally. I'm always saying it, but it's true. They're right there with you all day so you need someone who makes you feel confident and puts you at ease. When I think of my first meeting with Zoe, it was her personal energy that stood out. She is engaging, vibrant and fun. I can imagine my guests enjoying her photographing them. Couples she's worked with always comment on how accurately she caught the feeling of the event. Find out for yourself...


Check it out - it's a great resource for anyone getting married!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

My Mom...

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani
She's come and gone...but we did a lot and had a lot of fun and most importantly, Nana and her grandchildren spent invaluable time together. After 4 months of not seeing their "Canadian Nana" it was fascinating to watch how quickly my three re-bonded with my mom. Even Ben, for whom 4 months is a lifetime, ran straight into the willing arms of his nana. And it wasn't long before he was confident enough to shout at her and tell her when she was "bold". Emma and my mom are buddies - Mom is so encouraging to her (even when I am losing my patience - especially when I am losing my patience!). She talks to her as an equal - showing her how to knit and asking her about school. I see how much they adore each other and treasure their time together. And as for Jack, well, he has A LOT of energy (as Mom quickly realized) but Mom enjoyed his humour, games of make believe and the sensitive Jack as he shed a tear when it was time for his Nana to go - as is evident in this last photo which we took before heading to Dublin to go to the airport.
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving
Yup - this is my Mom. My truest friend, who always makes me feel good even when I am feeling low. I miss having her near on a day to day basis, so I try to make the most of our visits to squeeze in quality time (between crazy children, crazier dog, tummy bugs, and the general bedlam that is our house). I love you Mom, always remember that and you mean the world to me. I loved our time together and am already looking forward to the summer with you. Thank you for everything. You have taught me so much and I hope I can be half the mom to my children that you are to me.