Bear & Dragon Birthday Parties: Why didn’t I think of that?

 

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Party time!

When Inna contacted me to ask if I had ever considered being a part of birthday parties, I had a literal palm to forehead moment. Now I had documented birthdays before as more of an observer of the action but this was something entirely different. A one hour photo session which was the highlight and entertainment of the party. And with five nine year old girls, what could be more fun?!

They brought a ton of energy and a suitcase full of dresses. I provided loads of polka dot balloons and some really fun games and we had a beyond fabulous time. Ahh to be nine again!

This is a perfect idea for I would say 6 – 14 year olds and perhaps best suited to girls although I could be wrong and would love to try this with a group of boys.

Party on ladies!

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Celebrate us

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All together now
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Play
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Whispers
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Giggle
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Doudous!
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First look: the most delicate cake smoosh of all

The birthday princess
The birthday princess

Somehow there is a little extra razzle dazzle in the air. Its Friday and its almost spring. Hooray! In the celebrating mood, today I am going to share a very special birthday session with one year old Liv. Arriving dressed to impress, we had one important mission. Capture some special birthday pictures and then proceed to smoosh the sweetest little birthday cake you have ever seen. While complying with the first part, Liv proved very lady like in her cake eating. After some encouragement she dug in. Go Liv!

So in the spirit and in celebration of little Liv, this weekend have your cake and then eat it too. Yum. 🙂

Momma Love
Momma Love
Wishes
Wishes
Ready to roll
Ready to roll
Throne
Throne
Have your cake :)
Have your cake 🙂

Bababoo Ballerina turns three – WOW

Ballerina birthday party - coming up!
Ballerina birthday party – coming up!

It is truly incredible to see this amazing preschooler walking around the house. She has big feet, loves to jump and sing and has seriously strong opinions about her hair style. My daughter is growing up! The original inspiration and often documented subject of Life of Bear and Dragon, bababoo is turning into a kid and downright awesome person right before my very eyes.

We celebrated the big #3 this weekend and now I am happy to share some at home snaps with you. 🙂

Thank you for your sweet hugs and kisses my sugar bean. I can’t wait to get started on this next year (already dubbed the year of “why”, if you know what I mean). Let’s see what beautiful adventures we can have together.

Reflection
Reflection
Taking time to chill with little brother
Taking time to chill with little brother
Sweet hug or attempt to gain control over the iPad? You decide.
Sweet hug or attempt to gain control over the iPad? You decide.
Party time!
Party time!
Face painting :)
Face painting 🙂
Sorry...when are my friends arriving?
Sorry…when are my friends arriving?
Time for a ride
Time for a ride
And always there is cake
And always there is cake
Oh Zuzana <3
Hair still in place! Oh Zuzana ❤
Happy Birthday sweet bean!
Happy Birthday sweet bean!
Aftermath
Aftermath

Happy birthday (merry christmas) to my little man! aka the bunny sessions

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Happy birthday bunny rabbit

Its better late than never, no? Second baby guilt was setting in over a month after Babatwo’s first birthday came and went and still no photo session. Sorry little man! So I took a pause from my business editing schedule  (you know who you are) and had a blast with my little man playing with some Christmas goodies, laughing and carrying on like we do.

Ah my little man, you are such a big personality. Like momma in so many ways and sure to be a driving force in our family. Love you more than words bunny rabbit!

Peep
Peep
Snuggle with me
Snuggle with me
Yeah!
Yeah!
Berries
Berries
Angel cheeks
Angel cheeks
Eeeee
Eeeee
All of my heart
All of my heart

First look: Balloons!

You will be mine!
You will be mine!

Marie first contacted me after she received a gift of a photo session from her partner. She had tons of great ideas on fun things to include in the session for her 10 month old, Diane. Summery outfits, bright colors and best of all…balloons! Now sure to be a staple in the studio, it was so much fun watching Diane play and intensely pursue these bright globes. A doll from start to finish and in an act of happenstance, sharing a birthday with my own babatwo. 

Enjoy the show. 🙂

On the prowl
On the prowl
The love
The love
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Before
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After – ha!
Drama
Drama
Proud
Proud

You’re Two!

 

 

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The look

My, my how time flies. My little darling bababoo is TWO. She amazes me every day with her fun spirit, artistic flare, commitment to yellow and pink clothes. She is my joy, my inspiration and the giver of all my future grey hairs. Here are some snaps to celebrate her second birthday. Love you dear!

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Everything is coming up tulips
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I ordered roses…
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Blooms
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Lets get out of here
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Seated
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Where the looks come from

Happy birthday to my sweet Bear

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Min älskling

A moment to give love and congratulations to my faithful Bear. We had a fantastic boozy birthday brunch last Sunday complete with good friends, yummy food and plentiful mimosas. Happy 35 to the love of my life.

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The table is set
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Mimosa time!
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Baba’s favorite cake – made just once a year due to excessive sugar content.
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Tittut
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Long kiss buh bye

Where to shop: Etsy!

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Soft frillies

A soft snow has been falling on Brussels for the last few days. This morning it upgraded to “sticking” status so we are holed up here at Bear & Dragon. Staying warm, cozy and well-fed.

What to do for entertainment when the chance of getting outdoors is nil? How about some delicious internet window shopping. There no place I enjoy more for said shopping that Etsy. Collecting point for handmade, vintage and beautiful things. You can honestly find almost anything there! I have to admit, I really love special handmade things. The endless creativity of peope is amazing! Etsy is a website where artists and collectors can offer their wares for sale in one location. It is well organized and getting better all the time. I turned to Etsy when getting those special touches for my wedding, bababoo’s nursery and often for gifts. Although many sellers are in the US, it is truly a global market place and you can search for sellers in your country/area.

A feast for the eyes as well, it is truly a joy to peruse. So enough of me, happy perusing!

Some lovelies for your review

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Want!
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Perfect for a snowy day
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Sweet
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Super chic diaper bag – they do exist

The most wonderful year

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Hello my pretty…

It is hard to believe but it is one year ago today that our little angel came into the world. It really has been the most wonderful year. Bababoo has an amazing happy spirit and fills each day with light. She is my most beautiful adventure. Happy birthday Zoe!

So how do we celebrate such a momentous day? The only way we know how, by shoving chocolate cupcakes into our mouth. Behold, the cake smash.

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Oh my!
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Nom
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I can stop at any time, I swear
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My precious
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It wasn’t me
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Sugar rush!