It’s been awhile…

…a long while, since I brought out my camera. Like way before Christmas. I guess I just haven’t been in the mood. It’s so easy to just grab my phone and take a shot or 2. But you know what? I feel my most authentic self when I’m behind my lens and I can really see someone or something. Ben seemed really happy to once again be my muse.  This morning we horsed around and we drew caaaaaars and we did yoga poses in the living room and we said “Hi ya!” over and over again. And we fed the squirrels and the birds in the backyard and we made rice for lunch and we ate chocolate pudding and we walked and said “crunch, crunch” in the snow. It was a good day…

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Ben turns 2.

Ben - Age 2

A holiday not captured?

Ben at Christmas 2015

So it was the Christmas with no pictures this year. Weird. There seemed more than usual going on and I didn’t have my phone or my camera handy to capture moments. But you know what? I’m glad. Sometimes being in the moment, without telling yourself to be in the moment, feels really nice. Hats off to Ben’s Aunt Tina for taking this shot on Boxing Day. What a little cherub ;-)

Ben at 18 1/2 months.

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I’ve enjoyed every minute of Bentley’s life so far.
It just keeps getting better.
Every stage, I say this is my favourite age.
But then he grows a little more…
And he does a little more…
And I say, no THIS is my favourite age!

He’s trying to talk now and it’s so much fun. Lately we’re hearing - Caaaaaar, Cat, Shoes, Hat, Bath and he’s trying hard, really, really hard to say Squirrel. I’m madly in love…

The Dog Days of Summer.

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The funny thing is, Ben has no idea we’re at the end of the summer.
We’re still enjoying my wee pool in the backyard.
But despite the warm temperatures we’re still having, you can almost feel fall in the air.
I love all of our seasons and I’m ready for the change.

A Walk with Ben.

I’m taking Ben one evening a week on my own. It gives Peg some alone time and it provides me with some auntie time. I make us dinner, we fumble around in his playroom at my house and then we go for a long walk before I drop him off and he lays his sweet head down. I honestly don’t know how such a small spirit can give so much warmth and love. It fills my cup. And these days, my cup needs filling. He has me wrapped around his tiny fingers…