........................................the fact that she wanted to hold my hand the majority of the time made it a wee bit easier for both of us i think :) big thanks to the lovely stacie paige at celebrity for making my initially reluctant little lady so comfortable in that big chair.
next, let's see what wendy vonsosen | san fransisco bay area lifestyle photographer and her four beautiful kiddos have been up to this month! (and if you missed last month's post, you can check out what this is all about here).happy monday! xox, andrea
as always, if you want to see more of our daily adventures, you can check them out in pinksugarland. have a lovely weekend! xox, andrea
snow and sleds and skates and forts and shovels and slides and some sunshine too.
i can clearly remember really enjoying winter as a child, and then, as i grew older, slowly beginning to dread it more and more each year. these kiddos have reintroduced me to the joys of winter, and given that the ground up here is usually covered in the white stuff six or so months of the year, that is a very good thing!
after totally dropping the ball with my monthly recaps in 2012, i've joined up with a lovely and talented group of ladies this year, in an effort to celebrate and document the everyday with our children (and to hopefully keep myself accountable, ha). the idea is that following my post, you'll click on through to the next photographers in the circle to see what ____ looks like to each of us.
and so, for my first post (i cheated and used images from the past couple of months), this what winter in edmonton looks like for us in pinksugarland :)
next up, go check out summer murdock | salt lake city area lifestyle photographer. i've just been introduced to her work and am so excited to see what she has to share this month!
and a quick side note: my personal blog, adventures in pinksugarland has been nominated over on apartment therapy for the best family & kids blog. if you'd like to add your vote, you can do that here. thank you!!happy monday! xox, andrea
that. was. fast.
happy birthday little dude -- this past year with you has been incredible and i'm so excited to watch you grow :) love you baby boy.
i'm off to photograph a gorgeous winter wedding today :) happy saturday to all!! xox, andrea
back to regularly scheduled programming shortly ;) xox, andrea.
it feels like march was a really long time ago -- thank goodness i take photos all the time or i'm not sure i would remember any of it! looking back, the weather (as usual) was totally random. there were a couple of perfect winter days (of which we hadn't had ANY of this year until march) of mild temperatures and giant snowflakes, a few really chilly ones, and then there were gorgeous sunshiney days where we spend time outside coat free. again, if you've been following our adventures in pinksugarland you may be experiencing a little deja vu with this post, but nonetheless, here is march as told by my camera.
our weekly thursday excursions in march brought us to the nature centre, the art gallery, and the museum.
we went out.
we stayed in.
and it was awesome. (anyone who says dressing boys isn't as fun as dressing girls, is just crazy.)
in other news, i am back shooting as of this month and my season is filling up quite quickly. i believe i have one session remaining in late june and am currently booking for the rest of 2012 as well. i am very seriously considering a week in the seattle and vancouver areas in october so if you're from washington or bc and would like to be added to the wait list to be notified when the trip details are finalized, please let me know! the number of inquiries i receive will strongly influence whether or not we'll head out that way so if you're interested, please do let me know :)
enjoy the long weekend!!
one day i'll get caught up on these posts so it doesn't feel like i'm writing about the distant past when i recap each month, but i'm not so sure that day will be coming anytime soon ;) just as i mentioned last month, i've been too busy playing and snuggling with the little ones to get much else done around here these days, and with the end my maternity leave looming near (sidenote: i'm so excited to be working with so many awesome families and couples this year!), we're really taking advantage of our time together and packing in as much fun as we possibly can. i've lucked out again today and have two sleeping kiddos for at least a few minutes, so i'm just going to jump right in here.
in february we celebrated valentine's day, mark's last birthday of his twenties, family day in alberta, and thursdays :)
mark was actually born on valentine's day, so for the past twelve years or so, the fourteenth has usually been more about celebrating his birthday than about flowers and chocolate. this is totally fine by me as i'm not really the chocolate type -- i'm more of sour candy kind of girl -- and we celebrate birthdays with love and good food, so what more could i ask for?! i must admit though, since having lila and cole, i'm having way too much fun with any and all holidays and valentine's day was no exceptoin. from crafting decorations for the living room, to making valentines for lila's class, to eating heart shaped grilled cheese (with matching ice cubes) for lunch and wearing appropriately shaped headbands, we went all out this year. topped off with a date night birthday dinner -- the day was perfection!
and while we're talking about crafting, i also finished up cole's birth announcements in february! two months later, i STILL need to get them addressed and in the mail... but the fact that they're finished still has to count for something... right?!
the third monday in february is the family day stat holiday here in alberta, so we enjoyed our long weekend with (what else?) family time! we checked out two different winter festivals (left the camera at home so if you can just imagine some snow sculptures and ice skaters and hot chocolate, that would be perfect).
on to thursdays! do you live in edmonton? do you like to do fun stuff? if you answered yes to both of those questions, you need to check out the edmonton attractions pass! one of my girlfriends and i are enjoying simultaneous maternity leaves this year and beginning in february have had a standing date each thursday morning with our kids. on occasion we'll just take it easy and have a playdate, but most weeks we've been heading out on adventures with the wee ones. enter the attractions pass. prepaid discounted admission to fifteen of the city's most visited attractions (or so they advertise -- 99% of people who i've mentioned the leduc discovery centre or ukranian cultural village to have never heard of either -- but that's beside the point), it's an awesome way to get out and check out some of the fun things our city has to offer. our first stop was the muttart conservatory! the big kids running around the pyramids, enjoying lollipops, the little ones sleeping [for the most part] tucked snugly into their strollers, and all of us pretending it wasn't freezing cold outside -- a perfect february outing.
the rest of the month was most spent hanging out inside, staying warm and cozy, with the odd outdoor adventure thrown in. nothing groundbreaking, but (as far as i can remember -- it feels like so long ago already) a super enjoyable month!
oh, and here we are in february -- out of focus, but oh so happy to be outside on a warm afternoon :)