Julius and Cyndie have been living in California, but this week they were visiting family here in Chicago and were able to do a shoot with us. They got married on New Year’s Day two years ago and weren’t able to get pictures taken at the time. They’re such a fun and loving couple, so this session was a delight. I love anniversary sessions because we get to continue to tell the story of a couple’s relationship after the wedding day.
We had a great time celebrating Elias’ birthday this weekend. We had a small family party and it was perfect for him. He was able to enjoy everyone without getting overwhelmed. He really desires to do everything Elena does. He knows she just had a birthday a few weeks ago, so I think the fact that it was his turn now made him feel special.
He really enjoys the movie Cars and the show Thomas the tank engine, so he was excited to get Cars legos and a little motorized train. He also got his own percussion instrument set to form a band with Elena. The T-ball set was another exciting gift for him. We took it outside and realized we might have to sign him up for t-ball if he ends up liking that as much as soccer.
I loved seeing his face beaming with joy the whole day.
Today my ‘Lias turns two. This week we purchased him a new car seat removed the safety gates from our stairs. These milestones came way too fast. I remember waiting (not very patiently) for my pitocin to start working when he still wasn’t ready to be born 10 days past my due date. I seriously thought he would never come. He has been blessing our lives ever since.
Elias is such a thoughtful, sensitive boy. He loves his sister and is her partner in crime. He can go from being very focused and serious to a goof and back to serious in under 10 seconds. He is determined and driven. He can be mischievous, but he knows that if he wraps his arms around my neck in a tight hug, it melts my heart and I can’t do anything but smother him with kisses.
Happy birthday to you, Elias.