Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

toddle to and fro.

June 12th, 2013

This adorable bundle of deliciousness is Angelique. Her birthday is right around the corner and she is here sharing her absolute preciousness with us…generously. Follow along with us if you cannot resist her darling charms and spend a few moments watching this little one toddle about. Kisses for Grandma. A toddling little girl is a […]

 

This adorable bundle of deliciousness is Angelique. Her birthday is right around the corner and she is here sharing her absolute preciousness with us…generously. Follow along with us if you cannot resist her darling charms and spend a few moments watching this little one toddle about.

Kisses for Grandma.

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.    -George Eliot

After scrolling through these images I am sure you are curious to Miss Angelique’s age. She is 1 year old. So grown up already isn’t she! With all her expressions and willingness to explore the world, you would think she was on her way to college. 😉 Not once did this little one fuss while we rapidly changed her outfit. Not once did she cry in frustration when she did not understand why she was having to ‘sit here’ and ‘stand there.’ She was an absolute joy to photograph.


Thank you for playing with us for an afternoon. We could not help but fall in love with your precious face. We can’t wait for our next adventure and to see how much you have grown!

For even more images please become a fan on Facebook and explore Angelique’s album.

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One Little Monkey.

March 18th, 2012

The first year of life. Is it not the most dynamic and full of so many changes? Watching as your wee-one grows each and every day, developing their emotional responses and motor skills. These first 365 days are the corner stone of your baby’s life. A celebration for this wonderful milestone is joyously welcomed. Friends […]

 

The first year of life. Is it not the most dynamic and full of so many changes? Watching as your wee-one grows each and every day, developing their emotional responses and motor skills. These first 365 days are the corner stone of your baby’s life. A celebration for this wonderful milestone is joyously welcomed. Friends and family come from afar to spend a few hours relishing in this accomplishment. Baby J was no different. Excitement filled the air when we arrived. Last minute details were being placed in their proper positions, and a feast that any king might be jealous of was lavishly placed upon the tables.

Baby J’s mom did an absolutely incredible job organizing and prepping for this beautiful celebration. The theme of course was monkey but the girly details made it a perfect fit for this darling little one.

The friends that attended Baby J’s birthday were mostly under the age of 5, so the entertainment was such an exciting bonus. Mr. Monkey actually attended and entertained the birthday girl and her guests with songs, dancing, a parachute, and bubbles!

And then it was time for the song and cake! As Baby J’s utensil skills are still being developed, and her parents wanted her to enjoy her birthday dessert, they had a “smash cake” made for her. I have seen this technique tried a few times…mostly ending with the child losing interest in the cake or not understanding the idea…but not this little doll! She figured the concept out very quickly and had the BEST time eating her treat!

Enjoy your day Miss J! We were so honored to be able to attend your fabulous party and can’t wait to watch you grow. Stay on the move and we shall see you soon!

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Koko Loco.

January 21st, 2012

Dad’s Birthday: From the Journal of Ashley When I was 15, I desperately wanted a small dog that could easily travel with me and be my little buddy through highschool. I wanted to be able to play with the pup and I didn’t care for anything too frilly. The options in the toy class was […]

 

Dad’s Birthday: From the Journal of Ashley
When I was 15, I desperately wanted a small dog that could easily travel with me and be my little buddy through highschool. I wanted to be able to play with the pup and I didn’t care for anything too frilly. The options in the toy class was therefore limited to one…The Pug. I fell in love with their ugly, bug-eyed faces and curious personlities immediately. I worked all summer, saving for my first pug.

Fast-forward three years and you have me leaving for college. I couldn’t have any pets in my apartment and I didn’t want to tear my pup away from the only place she had ever called home. Sadly, I left her in the capable hands of my parents and decided to visit as often as I could. Over the next several years, my best friend replaced me with my father. They were about the same age (using her dog years of course) and seemed to agree upon the days’ routines. Everywhere my dad went, so did the pug.

Time is many things; mainly it is constant. It keeps moving even if we wish it to stop. A few more years have now passed, and the beloved pug is now almost 10. She is in excellent health and is just as cute as ever…with a few more gray hairs. The bond is so great between my father and his dog that my sister and I had grown worried that when the time did come for her to go to Doggy Heaven, it would tear my dad’s heart apart. So we did the only thing that seemed rational. We decided to share his heart with another pug.

For many months my sister was on the lookout for puppy pugs. Finally, shortly before Thanksgiving, a big batch of pups were born. They wouldn’t be old enough to leave their mother in time for Christmas, so we decided my father’s January birthday would be the next best thing.

Of course, it would have to be a surprise. If we even suggested to my dad to take a puppy by his own free will, there would be moaning and groaning and “no time” for that. Sometimes, children know best for their parents. On the morning of my dad’s birthday party, my sister and I went to the local supermarket to get all the pet supplies you might need for rearing a four-legged babe. Chew toys, puppy chow, a small kennel, a new food bowl, a sparkly collar, and a snuggly blanket to keep warm.

As soon as we heard my dad’s truck in the driveway, we put the pink bow on the baby pug and put her inside a cardboard box. We didn’t want to cover it so we decided to just give dad the gift immediately. As we walked toward him with our gitty little smiles he looks at both of us and says, “That better not be a puppy.”

As dad peered inside the box and saw this tiny ball of cream colored fur dominated by a huge pink bow, a smile slowly spread across his face and he couldn’t help but reach in to take the babe out of the box. Bonding time had now commenced. The puppy fell immediately in love with my dad, licking and kissing his face, and you could see my dad’s happiness slowly emerge.

We needed a name for this little one, and seeing how this was my dad’s dog, we thought it best if he decided her name. He hadn’t named a pet in over 25 years. So after much pondering he thought of the perfect name…Koko with a K.

The next day we went to see how both my dad and Koko had survived the night. There were a few “accidents” involved and a little bit of crying, solved by my dad snuggling with the little one in bed, but other than that the night went swimmingly. I was anxious to snap a few pictures of the pug playing outside so we grabbed the family and headed out back. Babies and puppies tend to attract all eyes to them. We were no different and simply sat back and watched Koko explore her new environment. She had much gusto and was running everywhere! She was so fast it was actually hard to take a picture of her.

My dad simply couldn’t help himself and wanted to play with his new puppy. He knelt down on the ground and watched as Koko would grab a leaf and run. It seems like this might be the start of something extraordinary. Happy Birthday Dad! We love you.

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Happy Birthday, Jacqueline!

March 14th, 2011

Oh my darling Jacqueline, let me count the ways…. …of how you make my life so much better! Of course I do not have enough fingers for such a task, but here are a few none-the-less. You are my inspiration, on a day to day basis and I find myself constantly striving to be better… […]

 

Oh my darling Jacqueline, let me count the ways….

…of how you make my life so much better! Of course I do not have enough fingers for such a task, but here are a few none-the-less. You are my inspiration, on a day to day basis and I find myself constantly striving to be better… for you. You make every task seem so easy, and every goal attainable. Without you in my life, I would not be whole. Thank you for always being there for me, for being patient and kind, and always creative. You are my sister and best friend.

You deserve the very best birthday wishes to come true!
Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday, Ashley!

October 19th, 2010

There is much to be said about friendships and business; there is much to be said about a lifelong partnership with someone who is driven by the same principles, ideals and expectations as you too. I consider myself very lucky to have Ashley in my life as she is family without the bloodline that shares […]

 

There is much to be said about friendships and business; there is much to be said about a lifelong partnership with someone who is driven by the same principles, ideals and expectations as you too. I consider myself very lucky to have Ashley in my life as she is family without the bloodline that shares in a strong connection and understands that there are clear and present lines between the two. Where I venture to balance between the lines of friendship and business is that in either case I am here to help her succeed in life.

Just as equally as she bestows laughter onto me she is always there to also offer a loving snap of wisdom and logic. Having companionship blossom between us in a business strategy course has given us that foundation of trust and camaraderie not easily found amongst the oldest of your friends. It’s a special bond we share.

There is much to be said about Ashley, but few words have just the same effect.
Thank you for being such a beautiful person in my life.

With all my love, wet puppy kisses and fluffy kitty hugs. ;-)
Happy birthday!!