Sasha & Willow decided to have a tea party to celebrate their first birthday. So they headed out to their favorite park with a few balloons in tow and enjoyed the beautiful sunset..
After the sun set, they didn’t want the party to end! So they headed indoors to drink some more tea…
After so much tea and celebration, they worked up a bit of an appetite. So after a wardrobe change, it was time for cake!
Though the girls love cake, they decided that these particular cakes were too beautiful to eat…
So exhausted from their day of fun, they went to sleep with visions of balloons and delightfully sweet treats dancing in their heads.
Two small ombre ruffle cakes with flowers on white cakestands from JoliRose Cupcakes in Nyack, NY
Larger ruffle cake with pink 1 on blue crystal cake stand: Le Gateau Suisse in Orangeburg, NY
My dear, sweet girls are one today.. there will be many images to follow from 1st birthday photoshoots that haven’t happened yet, but I couldn’t let the day pass without posting something.
These girls make my heart burst with joy every day. I think you can see why!
I haven’t posted here as much as I should – life gets in the way – but I did put together a short video of their first year in photos:
Happy birthday beautiful girls!
This spring I had the incredible honor of capturing the cover shot and much of the inside imagery for Kate Gosselin’s new cookbook Love is in the Mix.
This was a dream project for me on so many levels. Getting to capture the connection between Kate and her children having fun and making memories is what I LOVE to do best!
And as an overwhelmed twin mama, it was simply AWE inspiring to see a mother of eight in action! For those of you who have had family photographs taken – you know that the act of getting everyone ready and prepped for the session can be a bit of a juggling act right? Well, imagine that times EIGHT! Kate was the epitome of grace under pressure and the kids are gorgeous and so much fun. A photographer’s dream indeed!
The book was released yesterday and the cover has been shown on the Today Show and numerous other outlets (including an inset in People Magazine twice) – perhaps you’ve seen it around?
My girls are almost 9 months old.. time is truly flying. I hope I always remember how they giggled and chirped with each other all day long and how our home and hearts feels so much fuller for their presence!
I have joined in a “Letters to our sons” blog circle where I will write you a letter each month just like I used to when you were a baby. Because even though you are a big boy now, you are every bit as precious and special to me as you were then – I should have never stopped writing to you. This month it is a special “Mother’s Day” edition, which is so appropriate because you made this a very special mother’s day for me!
You were SO excited to share the beautiful art projects you made with me, and even more excited when you and Daddy gave me my cards and gifts on Sunday! All day long you told me how much you loved me and wished me a Happy Mother’s Day:
But the truth is, you make me feel like EVERY day is mother’s day, the way you tell me how much you love me multiple time a day, or tell me that I am the most beautiful person in the whole world!
Just those words would be enough to convince me that you are the sweetest boy alive, but then you go and do something even sweeter. Like when your friends come over and you insist that they take home some of your pirate’s treasure with them as a gift – your generous heart makes me prouder than anything.
But what warms my heart the most is the love you have for your sisters – you tell me that it makes you sad how much you love them, almost as though your little heart can’t contain the love you feel for them.
They are the luckiest little girls the world has ever known to have a brother like you – and I feel the same way. Thank you for making me a mother. Thank you for choosing me to be YOUR mother -the most important, rewarding privilege that I will ever have in life. Watching you grow up into a big brother and a big boy makes my heart burst with pride!
To read the next post in the blog circle, please visit Kimberly Shaw’s blog!