This beautiful baby girl & her stunning Mama stopped by to be models for a 1:1 mentoring session I was doing with another newborn photographer. She loved her sneak peek images so much that she brought Daddy back a few days later on his day off for some more images! They are such a gorgeous family.
I would like to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has been a part of haylie D photography this past year. To all of my clients - I am so truly honoured that you invited me into your lives, even if only briefly; to have been able to capture such precious and special memories for you all makes my heart smile more than words can say. Thank you for letting me do what I love every single day. Huge face kisses to all of my family and friends who offer their constant support - I couldn't do it without each and every one of you!! To everyone that 'likes' & 'comments' on my page and my images, you are amazing and I adore that you enjoy my work, thank you so much!
I look forward to working with past and future clients in 2016! Here is just a little snippet of some of the beautiful bellies and babies that I had the pleasure of working with in 2015 - Can you spot your bump or bub?!? Cyber hugs to all of you xoxox
Ok, so you may be like me and have your little terrors, I mean children, already on school holidays for Christmas here in Australia. If not, they should be finishing up around about the time I post this. With only one week until Christmas, I'm finding it hard to put more Xmas presents and things out to be all festive without them wanting to attack. I LOVE this time of the year, and with my two being 8 and 10 yrs old we will only have a few more years to enjoy all the excitement that Christmas can be about from the eyes of a child. You know, before I have moody teenagers that find celebrating Christmas with all of their family more of a hassle and cramping the style of their social life (as my sister, the mother of a 15 & 17 yr old tells me.. lol).
So - Christmas activities!!! Well, my two love to cook and bake - you know, Daddy being a Chef and all. But with the heat the way it is Down Under at the moment I don't really want to spend hours in a hot kitchen. Plus, Mama is on holidays too! So quick & easy works a treat at the moment, plus it's still having fun and being festive without them shaking and smelling (yes, smelling!) the few gifts - for other people I might add! - that are out under the tree.
Which brings me to "KIDS CHOC CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS"!! These are simple, quick and the kids get to have some fun too!
2 x Packets of Arnott's ROYALS biscuits (or however many you like)
1 x White Chocolate Buttons for melting
1 x Packet M&M's (Make sure they have the green and red ones in them!)
And that's it for ingredients. Seriously. Loving this recipe even more now?
Open up your packet of Royals and place them on a plate/dish that you can pop into the fridge when we finish. Place 1/2 a cup of white choc buttons in a small microwave-safe dish and cook in 20 second intervals, stirring in between each cycle and being careful not to let the chocolate burn.
While you're doing this part, get the kids to separate the M&M's so you have a pile of the green and red ones aside. My two loved doing this.. and having a wee snack on the other colours that we don't need of course!
Let your white choc cool ever so slightly so it is more thick than runny and then using a teaspoon drip little bits onto the top of each biscuit! Get the kids to follow along the line by putting 3 of the red and green M&M's on top, and once you have finished all your bikkies just pop them in the fridge to set for 10 mins!
We are hosting Christmas at our house this year with all the family and will be making a batch of these to put out Christmas Eve for treats.. and I dare say that Santa will have one left out for him next to his beer. Yes, here in Australia Santa has mostly beer left out for him instead of milk... half his luck, I say!
Merry Christmas from my lot to yours!! xx