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Life, Tiny Taylors

saturday swims

Luke spent the day in his grandparents pool and I think it was his favourite day of the summer so far. He would practice kicking while he swam, but one leg would be fully extended and out of the water behind him. And nothing is cuter than his huge, open-mouthed smile of pride. He wanted nothing more than to throw all the balls into the pool while yelling “throw!!!” and then go fetch them. And then line them all up on the edge of the pool so he could start over. He tried to dump  ...

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Heart, Life, Motherhood, Pregnancy

welcoming jack | video

When Whitney from Tiara and Tails photography agreed to capture Jack’s birth and fresh 48 for us, I knew that we would get some beautiful photos of that special day. Whitney has never failed to blow us away and this time was no different – not only did she go above and beyond capturing the details of Jack’s birthday, she created for us the most special video documenting us as we grew from a family of three to a family of four. I can’t express how much I love the  ...

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a dreary and lazy monday

Today has been dreary and threatening to rain all day. Rather than fight it, I’ve decided to embrace it. The boys and I stayed in our pyjamas all day, played trains, watched Shrek and didn’t worry about getting anything done. Usually I dread days like today, but sometimes a day of doing nothing is good for my soul. We all deserve slow and lazy days right? Especially at the beginning of the week.

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Heart, Life

spring at the arboretum

Sometimes I forget just how beautiful Ottawa is. But there’s no missing the beauty of our city in the full bloom of spring, especially at the Experimental Farm. It was the perfect place for some family photos with our brand new (but somehow just over 6 week old?!) baby Jack. I booked the session with the goal of a family photo that I could blow up and print on a canvas. And I mean, Whitney did such a great job! She always captures such great moments and the photos look like something  ...

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