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Emmy – 4 Years Old!

I always find these posts so hard to start. How to sum up a year, how to put to words how awesome this little person is.

Emmy, you have grown and changed a lot in this last year. We enjoyed watching you have many new experiences and adventures. You helped build (or watched Mama build) a snow quinzee in the back yard.  You began the adventure of learning how to skate (and fall!) That one came with many ups and downs. Literally and figuratively. You were able to try out gymnastics for a few weeks and LOVED it! Although you definitely preferred when you had a smaller class and even better if Hudson was with you. You and Hudson also went to Vacation Bible School which you had a lot of fun at! It was your first time. You got your ears pierced which was a bit scary but you adore being able to wear earrings. Especially the special ones you got for your birthday this year. You got to ride on a houseboat, spent many days at the cabin and had several sleepovers at Oma and Opa’s house.  Your cousins, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents all had several sleepovers at your house too! We had many beach days this year. They became a family favourite! You guys even went “swimming” in your clothes when we found ourselves at an inviting beach without swimsuits along. You climbed your first mountain! The wet, muddy, buggy part of the climb was not your favourite but when you got to the top of Mount McKay you were all smiles! This year you visited a hobby farm, went on a few hikes with the family, saw a couple waterfalls, started a rock collection and really took to swimming! This summer we sadly said goodbye to some wonderful neighbours who moved away. We also said goodbye to your great Opa who passed away in the fall. You went to a small amusement park and I was so amazed at your independence and love of a thrill! You also got to do lots of wall climbing with Mama and Daddy.  You build up a lot of bravery! For your birthday this year you invited a few girls over and had a fancy tea party! There was a lot of adorableness happening that day!

Emmy, you are energetic, silly, full of sweet smiles and at times quite rebellious. You have such a sweet voice and a funny sense of humour. You don’t wear dresses daily anymore…when did that even stop? But you still love all things pretty and sparkly. You love to run around bare feet, climb anything, and ride on the swings. You can be overwhelmed easily in a crowd but open right up and flourish when you feel comfortable in a situation. You speak years beyond your age with a clear and growing vocabulary. You love stories and snuggling up with a book. You also love to get lost in your imagination, curled up on the floor with a few small characters to play with. This year you also grew in your love of baking! You love to bake “almost all by yourself” doing as much of the measuring, mixing and everything as you can by yourself.  Something that I really saw develop in you this year is your love of drawing. Once when I asked you why you had drawn on {the table.the floor.the wall.your leg.a book.the deck.etc} you told me “Mom, I just love drawing so much I want to draw all the time.” We’ve been working on having appropriate things around for you to draw on because I love your drawings! Right now as I type this I’m watching you out the window draw on the driveway with some chalk.

I love watching you grow, Little Peanut! I hope you keep that joy for life, that contagious smile and a pencil in your hand!

This is Emmy at 4 years old!

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Here are a few from this past year!

 

 

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{4 Years!} Miss R

I love it when I get the opportunity to photograph somebody several years in a row! It is so cool to look back on Miss R when she had her one year shoot all the way up until this summer with her 4 year shoot! What a gorgeous girl she is!  We went to Centennial Park which provided lots of fun stuff to see and do! My kiddos were along too and loved being able to play on the play ground and check out the animals with us while we did the shoot.  Win-win for everyone! 🙂

Here’s just a few of my favourites from my shoot with Miss R.

 

Thanks for reading!

Kathryn


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{The Whole Bag!} Kooistra Family

Another great family on the blog today.  This family is one of the very first shoots I did way back when. And I have had the honour of documenting them every few years since!  While I love doing little kid shoots, it is also great to see these kids growing up!  I love watching siblings that are also friends.  Despite a cool weekend, this day ended up being fairly nice and we were able to pop into the bush to find some neat locations! Here’s a few of my favourites!

 

 

Kathryn
Emo Family Photographer

807.631.6502
kathryn@popcornphotography.ca


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{The Whole Bag!} Veldhuisen Family

I love this family. I sure wish I lived closer to so I could know these girls better. They are such a fun group and I just find it so fun to watch these three sisters. They are close in age and will grow up always having a friend..or two! 🙂

A year ago I was able to document their littlest one’s arrival.  Now she’s walking and growing into a sweet, little lady.

Kathryn
Emo Family Photographer

807.631.6502
kathryn@popcornphotography.ca


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{The Whole Bag!} Rempel Family

It was great to be able to go to this family’s home and capture their family with the newest addition!  A little baby girl who has three big brothers that just love her!  Photo shoots with young kids are lots of fun because I can go to their house (or a park or wherever!) and just let them play and have fun!  Fall means piles of leaves and hockey jerseys for this family 🙂  We also had a little fun with some chalkboards. 🙂 Take a peak below.

 

Kathryn
Emo Family Photographer

807.631.6502
kathryn@popcornphotography.ca


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1 Year! – Miss Emmy

Our little peanut is one year old!  She’s still pretty little (about 3 inches shorter than Hudson was at 1 year) but she has grown a lot this past year.

Emmy is such a character.  Last night Aaron and I spent a bit of time laughing and smiling as we talked about Emmy and who she is becoming.  She loves people, especially her brother and will come over and give snuggles and hugs freely.  She has lots of kisses to give too when she’s in the right mood.  Sometimes she will just motor over, lay her head down on your leg for a moment, then look up and give you the best smile you’ve ever seen and then hurry away again.

The other side of her is that she’s also a little diva.  She has attitude and will let you know when she’s less than impressed.  This past Sunday it was clear that you do not take a cookie from Emmy even if she pretends to offer it to you!  She has a shriek that will definitely get your attention and she’s not afraid to pull it out at the grocery store, during a wedding ceremony, when her brother takes her things, when she can’t play in the toilet…  That’s right. She’s one of THOSE kids. Her favourite is to dunk toilet paper in the bowl and then eat it. GROSS!  We have caught her doing this at least twice. I always try to keep the bathroom door closed but sometimes we forget.  At least its always flushed….

Emmy is also a monkey. And she’s a pretty good one too!  She climbs on top of Aaron’s small amp, on the rocking chair in her room, on the couch, on the step stool, on a basket of magazines, on her toy farm, on people, and just about anything else that has a ledge, a platform or surface of any sort! 🙂  This means she has also CARTWHEELED off of our bed, the arm rest of the couch and a stool (into an awkward area where she got stuck).  She’s quite the trooper though.  She’s quick to cry but with the right kisses and hugs she’s good to go and, against my warnings, try it again!

In terms of what’s new with her this month…
She’s walking quite a bit now.  She’s getting more confident every day!  But she still crawls like a speed machine most of the time!  She has three teeth fully cut through but she’s working on three more that have just cut recently.  Her vocabulary is growing and her new words are bye, coco (my parent’s dog), GO and once I’m SURE I heard her say “again!” while we were playing.  She is learning how to use the spoon by herself and eats pretty much anything.

She is so incredibly sweet and you can’t help but love her. One look at those brilliant, bright eyes and she’s got you.  I love this girl to bits!  She brings so much joy to our lives and I’m incredibly thankful for this year that we have had with her and for the monthly blog posts to look back on from this year.  She has grown so much!

I had a hard time narrowing down my favourites from this shoot but here they are:

 

Kathryn
Thunder Bay Kids Photographer

807.6316502
kathryn@popcornphotography.ca


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{Just Popped!} Twins! Mr Max & Miss Mia

This post is a bit overdue as the twins are a few months old already.  I know their mama has been patiently waiting to see these!! This was my first opportunity to photograph newborn twins!  Oh how fun!  I was able to try out new posing ideas and get some really sweet images of the two of them.  They are just too cute!

Kathryn
Thunder Bay Newborn Photographer

kathryn@popcornphotography.ca
807.631.6502