It’s been a long time since we have posted photos of Marlie and our Labradoodle Maggie. Marlie is an official toddler. Her trademark characteristic these days is independence. She wants to do everything by herself with little to no help from mom and dad. She likes to feed herself with big girl utensils which results in 3 outfit changes a day. She loves to put on her own clothes even if it means two legs wind up in one pant leg or her arm and head are both through the neck hole. She loves to hold Maggie’s leash and fortunately Maggie has a soft spot for Marlie so she will walk by her side for at least a few minutes. Marlie is amazed by the world around her. She gasps with shock and wonder at fire trucks, trains, birds chirping outside. She also uses her gasp of shock to tattle on herself when she does something wrong. It is an absolute riot. Our days are filled with daily discoveries around the house and yard, singing all the catchy little toddler tunes, and talking with Marlie because she sure has a lot to say (apparently we understand more than the average Joe but it’s crystal clear to us).
Shooting season is in full swing and we are off to an amazing 2011. One wedding was at the Jones Beach theatre which was super unique. Engagement sessions and portrait sessions are filling up our weekly calendars. We are hosting meetings for all of our sessions and soon to be clients during the days and some evenings. It’s amazing we even have time to spend with Marlie. Somehow it all works, with the support of our amazing nanny and the extra help from our parents, we are forever grateful. We count our blessings that our work and life are so fulfilling and everything just seems to fall into place.
Happy Wedding Season!
Marlie won this Dora at the local carnival. She totally expected that she could hold Dora’s hand and Dora would walk next to her. We are still trying to help her understand this one.
She absolutely loved the rides with Daddy. I’m not into spinning so Eric has to step up for this kind of thing.