Flavour of the Week: Master Theo

Grandparents.

That special role where spoiling of the grandchild is accepted greatly and not viewed as favouring. Wisdom can be embarked happily, and eventually accepted happily. THIS child CAN be given back. And I think what I obviously can’t identify with, but feel heartily with is that… this child came from your child. It’s special enough to have children, but to have your children have children and watch them grow up. Pure Magic. Richard and Sharon are proud Grandparents for the first time to little Theo. Just see how they look at him. Theo is a delicate bundle of joy to them. Its evident!

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Theo felt so at ease in his Gramps arms, I reckon they are going to have a special bond. They already do!

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Theo’s almost staring down the camera saying “He’s my Gramps! Mine!!!!!”. I know Theo, you can have him! Can I be friends with him at least? Grandparents with grandchild portraits

My Mum and Dad have been friends with Sharon and Richard since they moved to New Zealand somewhat 25, 26 years ago. I grew up with Theo’s Uncle Marc from the very first breath I took. Lisa, Theo’s Mum tells me she reckons Theo and Marc look alike at this age… I wonder if Marc’s mischievous ways are en-grained in Theo too. If so…. he’s got some fun and interesting years ahead of him.. and perhaps he’ll find someone to share the fun and mischievous games with as they grow. Because I can tell you now… there will be stories to tell!

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Grandparents with grandchild portraits

Husband and wife portraits

Beautiful. The mischief is still in Richard. I love it!

Husband and wife portraits

To be able to do what I do is a miracle. I may not be able to diagnose an illness, perform heart surgery or make a difference in Africa (yes that is thinking big) . But to capture the moments between generations, between new love, developing love, grown up love, new life, the life lived and everything in between is nothing short of a blessing. And I love it every single day. Thank you to the people who want it and allow me to do so. Including The Clark Family and my Mum and Dad’s dear old friends up above.

Love Heather xxx

  • Katie Hooton

    I have been stalking your blog today…I have smiled so much this morning… ;) I am sleep deprived from my sick son and should be doing my phd but it is way more fun looking at ur pics. Your narration has me cracking up btw…love it. Katie from Dunedin

  • Heather Ellis

    Katie, thank you SO much for your comment! I love that you WANTED to look thorugh everything over your PHD lol :) I hope the wee one is better, you have caught up on sleep and continue to enjoy everything. Thanks again! :)



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