Love is in the air…

Hello friends! It seems like I have not posted in some time.  I have been keeping  busy lately and trying to stay cool these past few weeks. I  photographed this wedding in Central Park, NY  just a few weeks ago.  The oppressive heat caused my entire face to break out in a rash, yet  I decided it wasn’t going to keep me from capturing these images.  The bride and groom were uncomfortable too. I give them credit for cooperating even though they  probably felt like melted chocolate that afternoon!   I have been editing ever since and decided to share these with you. Bride.thinking.snp.A&E.distance.snpA&E.caress.snpA&E.playing.snpPreweddingkiss.snpA&E.kiss.bridge.snp..colorbride.groom.shoes.snp

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Splash! Nemo Pool Party

This weekend we had had loads of fun at my little cousin’s 1st birthday  party. Everyone had a grand time playing fishy games at the kiddie pool, throwing beach balls, or just squirting an unsuspected guest. I had to run for cover a few times, concerned my camera would get soaked.

The birthday boy slept much of his birthday and looked so cute with his Nemo swimming gear. After much playing in the sun everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ.  Later that night guests had popcorn, cotton candy, cupcakes, cake pops, sea themed cookies, chocolate fondue with fruits, etc. The treat table was total eye candy….literally!  Later we were asked to take the centerpieces home and the children couldn’t be more excited. The table centerpieces were pretty fish bowls containing happy, bright goldfish that guests willingly took home that night. Congrats to Karen & Manny ….. your little Nemo was the cutest, roundest little fish there. fishbwl.snpSweetbaby.snptabletreatscotton.spin.snp

Mommy, I love you…

These are the are the words that truly melt my heart away on a daily basis. The softness and sincerity that comes with them is so profound.  So innocent. Genuine love is pure.  Today is Mother’s Day and my birthday as well so I have a lot to celebrate.  I am still recovering from a bad case of wheezing/bronchitis, but telling myself I feel great!  I decided to post a pic of me taken yesterday to mark the happy occasion. So, today is the day you meet Snapfairy!

I thank God for blessing me with a mom that guided me and gave her all to shape me  into the  person I am today.  I am also blessed to be a mother to a sweet  little boy that is truly my pride and joy. He asked me a few days ago what I wanted for Mother’s Day,  so I told him I already had the best gift. Him of course!  Sure, presents and flowers are nice. Yet they cannot compete with the heartfelt love and warm hugs only a child can give.

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, sisters, grandmother,  friends, and mommy bloggers!  Love you all. Enjoy your day ~ although I truly think we are mothers every single day, don’t you think? momday

Fun at Liberty Science

Today I finally found time to write and post images from our recent trip to Liberty Science Center in NJ. My little one has been really sick so I have been Dr. Mom all week and I am still on watch.  This trip was great fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not visited yet.  The Curious George exhibition was a favorite and will be at the center until May 12, 2013 just in case anyone can make it.

The munchkins had fun using pipes,ramps, funnels, bumpers and force to experiment with physics. They played mini golf and climbed into the “rocket slide” where they took a photo of their first space adventure. After that, they walked to the “country” and visited the set up farm. They learned about cause and effect while using wind power to move windmills and wind chimes.  They were also able to play with a real rotary phone.  Ah, to be three again.

They little engineers had soaking wet fun using clamshell dredge. They used the handles to scoop out rocks and sediment and learned how to empty the bin. It is a great opportunity to teach them how dredging maintains the harbor clean and showing them just how engineers do it with these machines. The alligator snapping turtle was a favorite and so was this snapshot of a cute little turtle we met there. It appears to be walking and made the little ones chuckle. : ) CLAMD.snpa.walking.turtle.snpAlexis.sopretty.snp