4 Golden Eggs

4 Golden Eggs
our children

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

our family photographer

 Every year since I was pregnant with our triplets, we've had our family photos taken by a wonderful gal named Susan.
 She will bring her studio to our home and photograph us.
 Susan has a way of making us feel at ease. It's sometimes difficult to get all eyes open at the same time or faces pointed towards the camera but, she takes her time with us and we are never disappointed.

Soon after we moved to New England, I was in a local, natural food store and found Susan's business card on the counter. I was compelled to pick it up and stare at what I thought was an oil painting on her card.
 It looked like a Rembrandt. It was not, however it was the most charming photo of a young boy holding a birds nest. I called and she became our family photographer for the next 7 years.
 Unemployment prevented us from having our family photos taken these past two years but, because my husband now has a job and we are leaving New England, we asked Susan to take our photos one last time.

If you live in Massachusetts and are looking for a family friendly photographer, you can find Susan Stewart's website here.
Blessings to you and your family.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Charlotte and Ben Save the Day!

Sometimes our children amaze me. On this morning a few weeks ago, Charlotte and Ben come calmly downstairs holding Max's space nightlight. Charlotte was holding the nightlight with Ben's pajama bottoms over her arms and hands. It was still hot.
This nightlight has spinned and glowed every night for at least a few years. Early on this morning it decided to burn out. It began smoldering as their bedroom filled with plastic smelling smoke. Charlotte (age 6) says she unplugged it from the wall, Ben had left his pj bottoms on the floor so, she picked them up to use them as potholders. 
They decided to show me and carried the smoldering nightlight downstairs.
I was so proud of them.
I don't think I would have had that kind of insight at age 6
and who knows what could have happened if it kept burning!

They were rewarded for their bravery with new, cool sunglasses.