Evie is one! 10.8.19

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So our beautiful little girl has turned one today.  I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by – i’m a teensy bit emotional about it – the tiny little baby stage is over, but every day there’s something new so I do love watching her develop and grow too.  I’ve just enjoyed every single second of her this year.  She’s just a really lovely child and its an absolute pleasure to be her mum. She is utterly adored by us all and charms anyone she meets with her cute little face and those amazing big eyes.

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As I do for Brody and Rogan, I am starting Evie’s annual birthday blog post and a little mini session in my studio.  It may look like I’ve the perfect little poser here, but let me assure you, a bucket load of sweat went into creating these pictures. I wish I had waited until Richard was home,  two people are most definitely required to photograph a one year old who’s on the move lol.

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Evie Elizabeth Cathers.  I can honestly say you have brought us nothing but joy this year. You are a very easy little lady to look after.  We look forward to seeing your beautiful wee smiling face every single morning – I even miss you when you’re asleep!!! Though I will admit I love the fact that you are a great sleeper……please don’t let me have just jinxed myself by saying that!! You have slept through the night from 10 weeks and I could probably count on one hand the amount of times you have kept us awake since. Though we did have to take you on a drive at 3am when we stayed in Castlerock last week for you were ready to party LOL.

At one year old your little words are starting to come…..Dada and Mama have been around from around 7/8 months but now its Brody, Moo ( what does the cow say? You love the cows!) , Yis! ( Yes) and you just squeal with delight when I offer you something you like.  Its so easy to make you laugh too – I just have to look at you sometimes and you’re in fits of giggles – especially in the car….you just love a bit of crack and some pumping tunes on the radio!!

Not quite walking yet, but pushing your wee trolleys and pram around and cruising round the sofas but you’re getting more confident each day and I can feel your first steps are just around the corner….some fun then Missy!

You are a total wrecker  – every cupboard you can get into you empty the contents of it and delight in doing so…I just let you….my house is a constant mess right now…I don’t even care! A bottle, some kitchen utensils, cookie cutters, bag clips, cups, pots, anything you can bang on are your favourite toys and pulling the magnets off my fridge is also one of your favourite pastimes….Im forever stopping you from putting everything and anything in your little mouth.

Your big brothers completely adore you – they actually argue over who loves you the most and you love a snuggle in their beds in the mornings when we go to wake them up.

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Today you woke at 8.05am and noticed all the decorations i’ve put up for you. We will have a lovely family day together and enjoy the delicious cake wee Helen  (The Cakery NI) has made for you.  And as you share your birthday with Nanny Violet, we will continue to celebrate with a big family BBQ on Sunday where you will be doted on a fought over by all your aunts, uncles and cousins.

Evie, I think it would be impossible to love you any more – my heart would just burst.  You have just completed our wee family and every day I pinch myself that we have been so very blessed.

Thank you for being such an awesome little babe.

Happy Birthday Darling Girl

Love  Daddy, Mummy, Brody & Rogan x

 

 

 

Tracy & Mark

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This seems so long ago now, and yet only a blink.  This was a very special wedding and one I have been trying to blog for a long time.  This was the last of my ‘pre Evie’ weddings.  I was 38 weeks pregnant and lets face it – I was enormous!

Thankfully Tracy is one of the actual sweetest, kindest people I know and fully understood that I was in a slower gear to my normal pace.  To other photographers, though I have done it 3 times, I do not recommend working this close to your due date – unless you have an awesome little sidekick like Peter Carvil picking up the slack when you feel like you are about to fall in a heap ( or go into labour – I blame Rachel’s driving on the golf buggy lol.)

The day was perfect.  Relaxed and effortlessly beautiful.  Tracy actually teaches my boys at P1 & P2 level so I know her well, though ill admit I didn’t know she was such a huge animal lover – luckily I am too so I embraced all the little doggies and donkeys that morning, loving it all ❤

Mark compliments her sweet nature perfectly, so easy going and seems to just adore his stunning new wife. Such a beautiful couple – they are going to make the most gorgeous little dark haired babies someday 😉

A lot has changed since I shot these images. I have a beautiful baby daughter now – almost 7 months old – she’s squealing with delight right now as I make funny faces and chat as I type. I am a busy mum to three amazing kids.  Each day, just like all other busy working mums, I juggle my way though each task and sometimes amaze myself at the days I accomplish a lot, then there are the days I get absolutely nothing done and I just have to surrender to them.  I am so grateful to all my clients though who totally understand that right now, I need a little longer – but I am slowly finding my stride and I really appreciate that you give me time to enjoy and adjust to being a mum to 3.

And now for the pics.  Tracy and Mark, thank you for trusting me, I loved being your photographer and it was the absolute perfect wedding to finish up on.  Wishing you every happiness in the world. x

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Here’s Mrs Beattie giving little Evie some sound advice lol

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The gorgeous teachers of Denamona ❤ ( sounds like a show on netflix! ) T&M-661T&M-676T&M-683T&M-684T&M-714T&M-829

 

 

 

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