Today I wanted to share with you my photos from my cousins. It was taken by the Portrait Photography Auckland studio. They did an amazing job and really bought out the children. I love portrait photography, especially photos of children. My cousins have delightful children; they have been raised to be incredibly polite. And, unlike a lot of children over here, they aren’t picky eaters (that might sound a little strange, that I care about them being picky eaters, but trust me – having kids at a dinner party and them refusing to eat anything is very frustrating).
Take a look at their portrait photos here:
Aren’t these photos the most adorable things you’ve ever seen? It makes me (almost) want to have children myself.
They had their birthday recently, and they had a party (they are twins). I was trying to think of a present to buy them. It can be hard buying presents for my cousins, since they live in Auckland and I live in Chicago. Shipping can be extremely expensive, and you have to find something that is really light and will fit in a small envelope.
So I went and shopped around. I saw a bunch of toys that I thought they would love – but again, unfortunately, none were really good for sending back. I considered sending clothes; but clothes seemed a bit boring (even though I love little baby shoes, they are extremely cute). Ultimately, I decided that instead of buying something here and shipping it all the way to New Zealand, that I would instead buy something over there and have it shipped to them. I thought long and hard, but I ended up choosing a buzzy bee for them. I wasn’t sure if they had one or not, but it seemed appropriate.
I wish I had been able to come, but that is life. Since I couldn’t be there though, they sent me the next best thing; photos. Not only did they send me photos of the party, but they also sent me these professional photographs that they had done, which was very nice of them.
So, readers – if you had to buy a baby a present, what would you buy them? Sound off in the comments!
Photo’s taken by: http://www.stuartriddell.co.nz