Thursday, October 29, 2015

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"Portrait of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie and Róisín: You girls both came out of the womb giggling! 
I hope you always stay laughing together my sweet babes. xo

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"Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: Lately you've been telling me you're not a kid, you're a three year old girl, growing bigger every day! That you are I agree, but you're forever mamas baby. The other day I ran into the kitchen to retrieve something mid-movie and when I came back the television was paused. I asked if you did that, surprised you knew how and you answered of course! before walking away, then turning your head back to me to add, And THAT'S a three year old girl! I guess you told me little one!

Rosie Lou: Girl, you melt my heart with your constant smiles and throwing your head back in silent fits of laughter - what 6 week old baby cracks up like that?! You live in the crook of my arm and while the dishes pile up and the laundry sits unfolded I know these days are limited so I let them without regrets while I stay cuddled up next to you. 

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" A portrait of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie and Róisín: My girls. Lottie Cakes you try my patience way way past the limit since your little sister has come into the world BUT I take solace in the fact that towards her you show nothing but gentleness and sweet sisterly love. When she cries you sing to her and cuddle her up, when she wakes you give her all the snuggles to welcome her to the new day and your favorite activity is holding her close, which you've perfected the technique from day one. Watching you two grow together is my biggest joy little ladybugs. xo

Sunday, October 11, 2015

40/52

 " A portrait of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: Twilight and us returning from one of my few escapes these last few days, a cool drink at the pub with a few of my favorite gals. 
Rosie Lou: Those eyes, that coo, you're a tiny dream my littlest lady.
xo

39/52

"A portrait of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: Off to the theatre with you Jannie, dressing yourself and looking fab.
Rosie Lou: One of the last weeks you get to snuggle up in your cozy little wearable sleeping bag, Melbourne summer has arrived (for now)!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

38/52

" Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: My girl in all her finery. A trip to the zoo is no excuse for anything less than fabulous ;) 
You have been taking your new role very seriously and when asked if you like being a big sister you reply with "Yea, but it's hard work!" You poor overworked soul, it must be so tough!
Seeing you girls together is a new love and oh how sweet it is..

Rosie Lou: It's funny how quickly personalities form. We joke that your sister came out cheeky, she was silently giggling at us long before her vocals came. You, my girl, have a much subtler way about you. A twinkle in your eye and a sweet little smirk are more your style. You sleep so much we tease that you are just faking, opening one eye to see what this wild family you were thrust into is up to before retreating back to your faux peaceful dream land. Whatever the story is, it will reveal itself as you grow and I love being along beside you for the ride my gentle lady. 

Lottie & Rosie: My girls with their biggest fan. They say your daddy sets the bar for all men who are to come into your life in the future, if that theory is true than you are 2 lucky girls and mama can rest easy knowing you've seen the best from the start and know exactly what to look for. My heart in one photo, who knew a wild weekend in the forests of Ireland and a smooch in the rain five wonderful  years ago would be the stepping stone to such a beautiful story? 

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"Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: Pretty as a picture in your newly arrived dress.
Rosie Lou: Impromptu photo shoot when your mama was stuck indoors and your first roses happened to match beautifully with your very first dress :)
Lottie and Rosie: Two girls, sisters, so beautifully different already and special in their very own ways.