pretty in pink…

I took some quick pics of my gorgeous, chatty, clever & hilarious niece a few weeks ago.  She’s a dote & she really is a crack up!  She donned the ladybug hat & I think, was rather impressed with the bee she gave me…

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A bookworm to rival all bookworms – it was a good way to have her sit still for a few minutes…

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With a brand new baby brother in the other room, I think someone was well & truly enjoying all the attention…

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Only for a brief minute did she take her eyes off that book to give me a curious look.  I might still have had the bee on my head…

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The hall lights are actually red & the resulting pink glow it casts over these shots was so pretty…

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And just a little peak at baby brother…

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These snaps were mostly taken in low light, hand-held on a slow shutter speed & a high ISO.  Although the results are less than ‘technically’ correct – I love how the graininess creates a more intimate atmosphere for the viewer. I also love them because I love them & I should really go find these two for some big auntie cuddles x

Have a great weekend.

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may madness…

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Hope all the mums out there had a beautiful Mothers Day.  May is a hectic month for my family, with 4 birthdays & Mothers Day in the first 2 weeks, but as of tomorrow it all slows down & the cake baking can take a rest!  But that’s tomorrow – first we have to get through today & today is my birthday – it’s a milestone one & although it’s crept up on me way too quickly, I’m trying to embrace it all the same because growing old is a privilege denied to many (thanks G) & growing older & having your health – more & more – these days seems like a reserve class gold ticket.  I’m thankful for so much in my life, it is full with a big family & beautiful friends.

   Thanks to my gorgeous family, all of you, for being so awesome & supportive.  To all the people who have been stopping by this little blog spot & taking the time to hit the ‘like’ button or for taking even more time to comment, I want to say a massive thanks to you because I know I don’t say it enough.  Your support is what keeps me blogging & keeps me photographing.

With that said I’m going to soak up every minute & memory of this day & remember it for as long as a geriatic can.  I’m off for my very first birthday cuddles with my little guys, who for some strange reason, have slept in this morning – thank you birthday Gods!

Have a great week! 

 

school’s out…

School holidays have arrived so I’ll be taking a bloggy break for a couple of weeks.  We’re staying home, spending lots of time doing as little as 2 boys will allow & I’m going to try really hard not to lose my shiz at ’em!  Really though, take a look – such cheek!

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If you’ve got kids home on holidays, have fun & have a great weekend!