{Niagara Child Photographer} Kingston | Exploring Life

It begins when you first find out, it grows as those flutters inside turn to kicks and rolls, and it blows up a million times more the first time you hold that baby in your arms. Love. It’s a powerful thing. And I’ve got nothing but love for this boy. He’s brought a completely new aspect to mothering after two little girls. He lights up my life with that sparkle in his eyes and the perfect cheeky grin. Watching his long eyelashes flutter as he dreams during our afternoon naps (even at 5 years old!) completely melts my heart. Truthfully, I was scared to become a mother to a boy after only knowing baby girls, but oh man, he has made this an amazing journey. Happy go lucky, easy as can be since day one. This year was a big year of change for him (and me) as he finally went off to Kindergarten a few days a week. He was ready, I was not, but the day came anyway and I only cried a few times. I so miss my little buddy at home, but at least with part time Kindergarten we can ease into this school thing slowly. No longer my baby boy, he’s really grown into an independent little boy and I couldn’t be prouder of him!

Thanks for this fun adventure buddy! I loved exploring with you, even after the sun set, trekking through the mud, throwing sticks and doing all kinds of things the girls would hate! You’ve shown me all the joys of being mum to a boy and I thank God for you. Happy 5th Birthday!

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{Niagara Photographers} Eden Pie | Exploring Life

Eden Peden Pumpkin Pie… For someone who doesn’t like nicknames for my children, I sure gave you an interesting one! One that started out as  a silly rhyme and became Eden Pie over time, as your siblings picked up on it. That was when you were a wee baby, but now here we are, and you’re suddenly 7 years old and no one is allowed to call you that anymore because it’s too ‘silly’. You saw my face and you knew, with your tender little heart, that seeing you grow up and announce your independence in this way had just broken my Mumma heart. So a new rule was declared. Now Mumma and Daddy are the only ones allowed to call you Eden Pie, and secretly, I’m okay with that. It’s a nickname that I will forever hold in my heart. It will always bring back memories of a time when there were just three littles around my feet and you were all so small and innocent. Mothering is no easy task but it provides a greater joy than any other job on earth. And you, you make it easy. You love to read and color and play and create. You can most often be found alone, playing quietly, singing or talking to your toys, using your imagination. Watching you like this never fails to make me smile. I pray that you will always, always have such a sweet, tender and giving heart. I pray you will always keep your joy and zest for life. You are able to truly let go, to be in the moment, to LIVE. You have a gift for sharing that with others as well. I love you my sweet girl, my little Eden Pie.

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Celebrating Women | A Giveaway

Wow- for the third year in a row,  we have put together an absolutely incredible giveaway. We have over $2600 in prizes donated by some incredibly talented, hard working, passionate entrepreneurs and ALL of those prizes will go to one very fortunate woman in time for Mothers Day. I am so thankful to each one of these generous women who are taking part and wish you all much success in your businesses. Being a female entrepreneur presents its own struggles, challenges and concerns, but these ladies are all doing what it takes and they are passionate about their work. Please share their Facebook pages or leave them a little love- add some sparkle to their day today!

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Now for the prizes…

Alisha Meeboer of Alisha’s Lines & Designs is offering a “Home Sweet Home” wooden hand painted sign, valued at $50

Stephanie Visser of Aloette Cosmetics is offering a spa facial, valued at $25

Alyssha Scanlin of August Baby Co. is offering a beautiful gender neutral blanket with a reverse silver polka dot with one side cotton and one side flannel, measuring app. 3 feet x 3 feet. She’s also offering an adorable stuffed elephant in oatmeal- the perfect eco friendly addition to any nursery decor or a wonderful baby gift, total valued at $80

Bettina Kinsler of Bella’s Bows is offering Frozen hairclips and spring hair bows, valued at $40

Alicia VanDyk of Blissful Buns Leggings is offering a free pair of leggings of the winners choice, valued over $25

Hannah Kampen of Bows and Loops is offering a gift certificate to her shop, valued at $40

Tamsen Donker of Creative Clicks Photography will be offering a Mommy & Me session plus the Gift Collection, valued at $735

Leanne Beckett of Creative Play Loot Bags is offering a gift certificate, valued at $25

Hannele DeJong of Elisabeth Avenue Designs is offering a gift certificate toward an 8×10 custom calligraphy print, valued up to $40

Jennifer Jensen of Epicure is offering the Extraordinary Cheese Dip Collection. It includes: 3 Onion, Lemon Dilly and Cheese Chive & Bacon Dips, valued over $25

Christina McCarthy of Glitterbug Face and Body Art is offering a voucher for face painting OR glitter tattoos for up to 10 guests, valued at $85

Becky Turnbull of Have it Maid is offering a gift certificate, valued at $75

Shelley Niklas of Isagenix is offering a gift pack containing 1 canister of protein shakes, 1 eshot, 2 protein meal replacement bars, 1 fibre snack bar, valued at $90

Karen Vanderhoeven of Jamberry is offering 4 sheets worth of nail wraps (8 designs), heater, application kit, cuticle oil, catalogue, practice samples, application guide/instructions, valued over $135

Janine Child of JC Fresh is offering a gift bag of handmade soaps, valued at $25

Jess VanAndel CSEP-CPT is offering one month of free fitness classes, valued at $42

Kristin Kingma of Kristin’s Cakes is offering a $50 gift certificate and 1 dozen cupcakes, valued at $66

Jennifer Rogers of My Corner Shelf is offering 10 handmade greeting cards, valued at $30

Christina Jansen of My Lovely Blonde Closet is offering a lovely vintage paper rose wreath, valued at $40

Stephanie Visser of Nailed It! is offering a spa manicure, valued at $30

Jessica Diek of Needle Life is offering a gift certificate to her shop, valued at $50

Sharon Vis of Norwex is offering a package including an enviro cloth, window cloth,dusting mitt, dish mat, car cloth, fridge so fresh, timeless lip balm and more, valued over $150

Jessica Torres of One Earth is offering a Henna Candle Cube & Hamsa Tassel, valued at $55

Terra Sim of Origami Owl Canada is offering a medium locket with 2 charms and a cable chain, valued over $72

Andrea Piraino of Overstitched is offering a handmade fabric banner for Spring, valued at $30

Lindsay Koorneef of Plum Tree Wood Shop & Design is offering a handmade wood birthday board with 20 square tiles in color scheme of her choice, valued at $50

Sarah Vander Weir of Scentsy is offering a full size warmer, Scentsy bars, and other Scentsy products, valued over $75

Joanne Lampman of Sunset Gourmet is offering a gift certificate and a gift basket, containing 6 yummy sunset gourmet products, total valued at $85

Amanda Stoffels of Sweetest Sunday Designs is offering a gift certificate toward any jewelry, clutch or scarf, valued at $35

Kate Pataran of The Balanced Life is offering a wood-grain menu-planning chalkboard 15 1/2″ by 24″ (sealed with clear chalkboard paint so you can write on it!), valued at $50

Angela Vuyk of The Cottage Shed is offering a gift certificate towards custom finishing a furniture item or towards an in stock purchase, valued at $50

Elysia Northrup of Thirty One Gifts is offering a Perfect Party Set (expands to feature two thermal water-resistant compartments sized to fit 9″x13″ pans) and a Perfect Bottle Thermal (this fashionable beverage tote keeps your drinks cool on the way to the party and can be reused time and time again), valued at $94

Brandy Ford of Tupperware is offering a basket of Tupperware goodies, valued at $100

Cindy Kyle of Vintage Vogue is offering a FUSION diy paint kit including a small rustic wooden bucket, 3 x Tester Size (37 ml) jars of FUSION paint, a great quality paint brush, a $20 Gift Certificate towards purchase in store of any FUSION or Country Chic Paint Products, valued at $50

Kim Van Geel of Word Play Designs is offering a decorative 12×12 tile with a classic ‘I love you forever quote’, valued at $25
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*Please note that the winner will arrange pickup/delivery or receipt of the items with the individual vendors. Creative Clicks Photography is not liable for any prize other than the session being offered. Please read through the terms and conditions if you have further questions.

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