He ain’t heavy – he’s my brother

My children.

They make my life complete.

And my daughter turned twelve a few days ago… Sigh – they grow up too fast, don’t they?

I’m off to the little cottage by the sea again – HURRAY! – so won’t be around to visit you all. Back in a few days.

He ain't heavy copy

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67 responses

  1. Hudson Howl

    amen to that song…………take off, have fun

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    August 5, 2013 at 15:52

  2. that is SO sweet! happy birthday to your growing girl!

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    August 5, 2013 at 16:18

  3. Pat

    What a beautiful image! Happy birthday to your lovely daughter.

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    August 5, 2013 at 17:04

  4. What an amazing photo of two beautiful children! My son turns 46 this month. Each year is a gift!

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    August 5, 2013 at 17:27

  5. sylviakirk

    Your children are SO beautiful, Fiona!! And what a terrific capture for the day! A very Happy, Happy Birthday to your delightful daughter! How blessed we are to have them to enrich our lives each and every day!! I feel that way about all four of mine!!

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    August 5, 2013 at 17:38

  6. So cute! Happy birthday to your girl. Enjoy your time at the cottage!

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    August 5, 2013 at 17:40

  7. The photo is beautiful and your title is perfect. Enjoy your time at the cottage.

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    August 5, 2013 at 17:50

  8. Oh, Lady Fi!
    Happy birthday to your girl
    Very beautiful.
    Great picture.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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    August 5, 2013 at 17:59

  9. They do grow so fast, Fi. My oldest grandchildren will spend time with us before school. I don’t think they need me to hold their hands anymore when we go on hikes! Yours are beautiful.

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    August 5, 2013 at 18:03

  10. enjoy your cottage…kids make life pretty amazing…smiles
    mine turn 9 and 11 next month so i am right there with you…

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    August 5, 2013 at 18:07

  11. This is a truly beautiful image!

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    August 5, 2013 at 18:53

  12. Great photo!!! You’ve certainly been having a full summer!!!

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    August 5, 2013 at 19:08

  13. Such a beautiful portrait. I bet, kids grow really fast and they look adorable in this photo. Enjoy your time.

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    August 5, 2013 at 19:27

  14. Your children are very beautiful.
    Happy Birthday to your girl and enjoy your cottage by the sea, sounds heavenly 🙂

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    August 5, 2013 at 19:32

  15. So wonderful.

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    August 5, 2013 at 20:46

  16. Don

    Happy birthday to your daughter.

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    August 5, 2013 at 20:47

  17. Beautiful children, Fiona. You are blessed…. Have fun at the cottage by the sea!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    August 5, 2013 at 21:34

  18. Happy travels, and smiles all round. 🙂

    Jim

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    August 5, 2013 at 22:22

  19. LOVE! and yes, they certainly do.

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    August 5, 2013 at 22:33

  20. Beautiful, beautiful photo. I love the softness. And yes – they grow up too fast! Our twin boys will be 16 this fall. Crazy.
    Have a wonderful, peaceful time!

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    August 5, 2013 at 23:20

  21. An endearing portrait Fi. May your time at the cottage be super special – like the relationship you share with your children.

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    August 6, 2013 at 00:35

  22. onceupona

    You have the sweetest looking family! That’s a picture worth framing- although where is Oscar??? Cheers, Danette

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    August 6, 2013 at 00:59

  23. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Sweet photo. Have a happy week ahead!

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    August 6, 2013 at 01:30

  24. Beautiful.
    have fun at your little cottage :)) X

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    August 6, 2013 at 01:48

  25. Sweet sentiments and I feel the same way about my own child, all grown up and married now. He is still my child 🙂 This is also a very sweet photo of your children and a belated Happy Birthday to your daughter. Wishing you all a lovely time at the little cottage by the sea. It sounds idyllic.

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    August 6, 2013 at 02:13

  26. Beautiful children, and a beautiful thought.

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    August 6, 2013 at 02:24

  27. They grow up too fast! Seems like a blink looking back now. Enjoy!
    Perfect picture!! 🙂

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    August 6, 2013 at 02:56

  28. Anonymous

    By the look on big sister’s face he’s definitely not heavy….. beautifully captured moment in time.

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    August 6, 2013 at 04:05

  29. What a lovely shot! Happy birthday to your daughter! The affectionate expression on her face tells a lot.

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    August 6, 2013 at 04:36

  30. What a priceless photo!

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    August 6, 2013 at 05:14

  31. Happy birthday to your pretty girl! Beautiful images. Thank you!

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    August 6, 2013 at 05:31

  32. Love that song..one of my favorites! What a loving pair they are..you did good raising them. Have fun at the sea! 🙂

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    August 6, 2013 at 06:10

  33. Rahul

    Belated best wishes , Lady Fi! Lovely capture

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    August 6, 2013 at 06:30

  34. The love you have captured here is sublime. Thank you.

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    August 6, 2013 at 07:08

  35. Jim

    Great shot.

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    August 6, 2013 at 07:28

  36. Belated birthday wishes to your daughter.

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    August 6, 2013 at 10:54

  37. What lovely children – and best wishes to the Birthday Girl!

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    August 6, 2013 at 12:02

  38. 12? Same as my daughter! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    August 6, 2013 at 12:55

  39. Yes time passes too qickly; especially when you have a fine family like yours. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    August 6, 2013 at 14:03

  40. Yes, they grow up WAY too fast!

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    August 6, 2013 at 16:43

  41. hope she had a lovely birthday … its so nice to see siblings so close

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    August 6, 2013 at 18:34

  42. They all grow up too fast! Have a lovely time at the sea.

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    August 6, 2013 at 20:43

  43. Oh what a beautiful sweet moment captured. Happy Birthday to your daughter and have a wonderful time at the cottage by the sea.

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    August 6, 2013 at 21:38

  44. They do! But how beautifully your children are growing (handsomely for ‘little’ brother). Have fun.

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    August 6, 2013 at 22:05

  45. Jim

    Adorable photo of your children, as they’ll always be. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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    August 6, 2013 at 22:32

  46. Al

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter, and enjoy your stay by the sea!

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    August 7, 2013 at 02:06

  47. What a beautiful image! Happy birthday to your lovely daughter.

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    August 7, 2013 at 06:49

  48. Mine are 10 and 8 – can I freeze time and stay here forever!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    August 7, 2013 at 11:12

  49. So sweet and touching moment! Cute photo on your children 🙂

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    August 7, 2013 at 13:10

  50. SO sweet! happy belated birthday to your beautiful daughter!

    enjoy your break!

    xx

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    August 7, 2013 at 13:55

  51. imac

    Truly faces of happiness and full of joy.Enjoy your time away too.

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    August 7, 2013 at 17:29

  52. jenmuddybootdreams

    You have the most beautiful children, and it’s been fun to watch them grow up on the blog.

    Jen

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    August 7, 2013 at 17:43

  53. Wonderful shot of your beautiful children. Hope your daughter had a great birthday.

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    August 7, 2013 at 19:06

  54. Beautiful girl, and life before it., Fi.

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    August 7, 2013 at 21:11

  55. What a perfect capture! They sure do grow too fast – way too fast! Hope you have a lovely holiday.

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    August 7, 2013 at 22:33

  56. beautiful children…Happy Birthday to your daughter! Enjoy your time away!!!

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    August 8, 2013 at 01:20

  57. They do indeed… my son is MUCH taller than me now

    Mollyxxx

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    August 8, 2013 at 01:42

  58. Such a lovely expression! A beautiful image!

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    August 8, 2013 at 05:24

  59. Such a moving image, Fiona. How sweet that she carries him on her back.

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    August 8, 2013 at 11:18

  60. Lovely picture 🙂 have fun in the little cottage by the see and we’ll see you when you return 🙂

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    August 8, 2013 at 15:43

  61. I don’t have children, but I still know of what you speak – because whenever I see a parent friend after an absence of some time, I nearly always end up asking, “So how is Junior/Juniorette, is s/he in kindergarten yet?” only to be told, “No, s/he’s about to graduate from high school!” It’s just so different with dogs, you don’t tend to notice the passage of time quite so dramatically! 🙂

    Your daughter is becoming a lovely young lady – please pass along a very happy belated birthday to her! And what an affectionate kid brother she has – such a sweet, sweet photo!

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    August 9, 2013 at 13:49

  62. Happy Birthday to your daughter. lovely portrait.

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    August 11, 2013 at 04:10

  63. beautiful and sweet moment. Happy Birthday to your daughter (I think I am a little to late 🙂 )

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    August 11, 2013 at 07:33

  64. JM

    Lovely portrait! Enjoy the sea cabin if you’re still there.

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    August 11, 2013 at 15:25

  65. I love her face, such a caring expression, full of love for her sibling.

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    August 15, 2013 at 17:57

  66. Beautiful. The cameraperson captured this shot perfectly.

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    September 19, 2013 at 08:13

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