March 2014 Archive

Atticus is Five

This week my little Atticus turned five years old.  That gives me a little pain in my stomach as I write this.  I remember being sad when he turned three, and have felt a mix of disbelief, joy, and sorrow on every one of my children’s birthdays.

Atticus is the little white haired, comic relief of our family.  He bounces and somersaults his way through life and teeters between being one of  the “boys” and one of the “babies”.  He can socialize with anybody and within a few minutes can make friends with someone, no matter what their age.  He is a master negotiator and can easily solve problems with peers, typically getting his way without the other party knowing they gave in.   He is a worker.  He loves to be doing things with his hands.  He would be happy to be building or working on projects (especially if machinery is involved) all day long.  Watching him makes me exhausted.  He is a lot like my dad, whom he is so fond of.

My father was transferred to Tampa last year and has been living there temporarily to do his job.  He gets home frequently but his time here is quickly filled with obligations of every kind.  We don’t see him as much as we used to and this makes me sad, particularly for Atti.  So, for Atti’s fifth birthday present we decided to give him a weekend to visit his Papa.  Last year Atti’s special gift was a day with Papa working in the shop.  You can read that post here.  It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed! This year my mom and I took him down to Florida for the weekend where he got to be an only child for a few days and spend some fun time with my dad.  We decided to skip the craziness of Disneyworld and instead visited Busch Gardens, the beach, and a day at a local state park where the boys went canoeing.  It was the best trip and here are a few of my favorite pictures from it, from my mom and I.

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 This trip was as much of a gift for me as it was for Atticus.  Watching my son grow and sharing some of those experiences with my parents is a treasure.

XO~Kate

 

 

Winter Portraits | NH Children’s Photographer

Here are a few of my favorites from my March mini session day.

As always, it was wonderful to see and photograph all these beautiful children!

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XO~Kate

Baby Vivienne | NH Newborn Photographer

The only thing better than a newborn baby is a big brother or sister welcoming that baby into the family.  Witnessing the beginning relationships between siblings is so very special.  I love documenting this time in families’ lives.  Sure, things are usually a bit chaotic and everyone is adjusting to the change, but to know that these two will be friends their entire lives, and seeing their first days together,  is truly miraculous.

Sweet little Vivienne is about as precious as they come.  She has big blue eyes and a gorgeous head of hair.  At just eleven days old she’s already so aware of everyone and looks around with her bright eyes!  Big sister Scarlet did a wonderful job holding her.  And likewise, their parents did a wonderful job making sure Scarlet wasn’t left out.  She and her dad played together while we did pictures of the baby, and even her  grandparents were there to help keep her busy.  There was such a wonderful feeling of warmth and happy joy in this house!  Vivienne is a lucky little girl to be a part of it all and they are, of course, so very fortunate to have her.  So looking forward to watching them grow together in the years to come!

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XO~Kate

Winter

Just a few pictures from the cold and snowy February.  We’ve been hunkering down trying to get through the winter.  Well, I’ve been trying to get through it.  The kids have been enjoying it.  We’ve been visiting museums, building snowmen, exploring Boston in the frigid temperatures,  finding “ice crystals”, playing teenage mutant ninja turtles, visiting cousins, and just generally trashing the house.  But having fun and that’s what counts…I think.  Spring, please come.  I am begging you!

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So, how have you been surviving the winter?

XO~Kate

Little Andrew | NH Newborn Photographer

I am back from a long but fun February break with my kids.  It’s not easy entertaining kids every day when it’s in the single digits and you can’t go outside for long but we managed!

I am super excited to share these newborn pictures of sweet little Andrew.  At just 9 days old he was so adorable and I was smitten with him, as are his mom and dad! He’s a rugged little guy but incredibly lovable and I really didn’t want to leave.

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XO~Kate