27.5.15

little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Little hands making BIG cookies

Nikole had a sweet idea to make chocolate chip cookies with Eloise, something I have not had the extra hands or courage to try with her myself. I was really excited because having Nikole bake with Eloise gave me the rare chance to sit back and watch her learn something new.

They were making Tara O'Brady's Basic, Great Chocolate Chip Cookies from her new book Seven Spoons, but Nikole swapped out the chocolate with Smarties, which Eloise approved of wholeheartedly! She sampled the Smarties throughout the whole baking process, of course.

The results were spectacularly delicious! So much so, that it was celebrated with ice cream, sprinkles and sparklers!

Baking is one of those things I don't do much of but I have been looking for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, having one on hand is a must I think. I definitely have one now, thanks to Tara's book! And watching Nikole bake with Ellie, it looked like so much fun, she may have given me the courage to bake with her myself.



20.5.15

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Sacha & Tony: Saturday Rituals (maternity photography)

Making a slow cup of coffee on Saturdays is Sacha & Tony's morning ritual. These two have not forgotten to spend some quality time together before their little babe arrives. With all the excitement and fun preparations around the bump, it's easy to forget that it won't be just the two of you for awhile. I know Saturday mornings will still include coffee and snuggles for Sacha & Tony in the future, but with the welcome addition of a certain heart melting baby.

I can't wait for them to meet their little one, and for these two to become the amazing parents I know they are destined to be. Congratulations you two! xoxo

10.5.15

Beautiful girls

Messy hair, don't care

E girls on the bed

E girls on the bed

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I wouldn't be a mother without these beautiful spirits coming into my life. Thank you for choosing me to be your mom.

Happy Mother's Day.

13.4.15

Three

Three

My girls both turned 3 in the last few days. Eloise turned three years old, and Eden turned 3 months old. Both such significant milestones. I feel like Eloise is no longer a little baby anymore and becoming her own little lady with a lot interesting thoughts and opinions. And passing the 3 month mark with Eden makes me let out a huge sigh of relief. The first 3 months with any baby is difficult but I really can't complain. She is such a pleasant baby and she lights up whenever Eloise sings to her.

I am so in love with these two. Happy THREE my loves.