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Dietrich Family

My husbands Aunt Lesley and her daughter Laura’s family is on the blog today! Laura has been blessed with two very handsome young men and a gorgeous daughter! We had a very fun time on a really chilly day back in November at Gardner Park in A-town with the beautiful BC sun streaming through the trees and I just love how these pics turned out:)It was especially great getting everyone’s busy schedules to match up so this could happen!! Between work, sports and other activities everyone made the effort and coordinated so well! I love you guys and I’m so happy to be part of your family!
xoxo

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And we can’t forget about Zoey which is Grantie’s pup:)

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Kai turns 2!!! | chilliwack photographer

Well it’s official!!! I no longer have a baby!! Two years ago I was impatiently waiting to be induced as I was 8 days overdue and terribly grumpy, emotional and large!! Kai, you have never been in a hurry to do any of your milestones…you didn’t crawl till 9 months, got your first tooth at 8 months, didn’t walk till 17 months and have just started really attempting to talk real words:)But through it all you have been happy, healthy and such a calm easy baby:)I have often said that you were my favorite child (joking of course, cuz as a mother I can’t have a favorite) You slept well as a new baby and were so easy going. So often I had to first tend to your brothers before feeding you and you didn’t scream, just waited your turn:)
You have always had an ear for music and are always ready to turn out a few dance moves. I have so enjoyed watching you grow up and I look forward to the young man you are turning out to be! Keep up the smiles and the laughs! I love you to the moon:)

Here are some pics from the combo birthday party with your cousin Jack…

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Welcome Little Dane | chilliwack newborn photography |kerensa leigh

I am an Auntie once again:)I had the honor and privilege of assisting my baby sister as she welcomed her first son into this world! After having three of my own babies it was a completely different experience watching someone else go through it! Let me tell you, my sister is a trooper!!! She did the entire thing without any medicine, and the emotion when Dane finally entered the room was so electric!! Tears of joy and exhaustion were on everyone’s face!! I have loved every minute I get to spend with him and I am excited to watch him grow up with my boys:)
Job well done Meagan and Billy, soak up every moment as they are fleeting

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Pefection in 10 tiny fingers and toes

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What should a 4 year old know | kerensa leigh

As a mother of three boys I know how easy it is to compare how smart, athletic, artistic and advanced my kids are. When in truth they are all quite ‘normal’ and ‘average’! This has especially held true with Mekai, our youngest. He is 20 months old and when I look at the charts he is supposed to measure up to, he is a little on the slow side on most items. He didn’t crawl till 10 months, didn’t walk fully till 17 months, just now has all his teeth, and isn’t saying a lot of words. But you know what?? He is just ever so slightly my favorite!! GASP!! This is mostly cause he’s my last baby and so I have treasured every stage and I have to say that looking back I’m elated that he wasn’t first to do everything and in turn grow up too quickly! He has remained my baby longer than the average and I love it! He is happy and healthy and loads of fun and destruction.

My middle boy is 4 and approaching his second year of preschool so this article I came across spoke volumes on this issue of parents competitively comparing their children with their peers! Please take a moment to read this article about what really matters in the lives of our children and how we can help them become contributing members of society. They can’t all be doctors after all, because who then will keep our streets safe from the bad guys, who will cook our dinners when we go out to dinner, and who will teach our children in the school system?

I love all of my boys more than I ever imagined loving someone else. I want only the best for them and only expect them to try their best, which doesn’t mean they have to be the best!

Thielmann Family | Chilliwack Family Photography | kerensa leigh

Carol and I go way back to high school…which is getting to be a really long time ago:(haha, I guess we all get older but when you stop to think about it and the fact that our 20 year reunion is creeping up it makes me feel old!!
Their beautiful daughter Joey is in the same school as my oldest son Kellen and it’s been a lot of fun catching up with her and her gorgeous growing family.

Thank you both for allowing me to capture Wyatt’s 1st birthday

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I adore his smile:)

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