February 10 on 10 - 2019 | Evelyne Portraits & Lifestyle Photographer | Philadelphia - PA

One more cold month is over, we are closer and closer to spring and summer. Though this month was veeeery cold, we’ve had some great times just being home and healthy. Nothing like beating the flu to feel thankful for anything and everything. After you check out my 10 on 10 post head over to  Nicole’s blog and see what she’s up to in her corner of the world.

January is Penelope’s birthday month. She turned 6 this year, and we celebrated her life with some simple but thoughtful gifts.

January is Penelope’s birthday month. She turned 6 this year, and we celebrated her life with some simple but thoughtful gifts.

I always take a portrait of my children on the day of their birthdays. This year I tried to recreate a portrait I took of Penelope 2 years ago, and it quickly became one of my favorite portraits of her.

I always take a portrait of my children on the day of their birthdays. This year I tried to recreate a portrait I took of Penelope 2 years ago, and it quickly became one of my favorite portraits of her.

We’ve also spent most Sunday afternoons walking around the city with grandma. In the past two months, we’ve seen so many awesome places that we had never been to in Philadelphia in the 20 or so years that we’ve lived here. I’m looking forward to more exploring. This shot was taken while walking to uncle Matt’s apartment after one of our mural visits.

We’ve also spent most Sunday afternoons walking around the city with grandma. In the past two months, we’ve seen so many awesome places that we had never been to in Philadelphia in the 20 or so years that we’ve lived here. I’m looking forward to more exploring. This shot was taken while walking to uncle Matt’s apartment after one of our mural visits.

The walls around ‘The Philadelphia Magic Gardens’ are just gorgeous, and there’s so much to be explored. We are definitely coming back for a longer visit when it is warmer.

The walls around ‘The Philadelphia Magic Gardens’ are just gorgeous, and there’s so much to be explored. We are definitely coming back for a longer visit when it is warmer.

After one of the coldest weeks we’ve had in a long time, we decided to head downtown to Ikea for lunch. Liam enjoyed the mashed potatoes and was upset whenever I paused from feeding him. This kid has the biggest appetite.

After one of the coldest weeks we’ve had in a long time, we decided to head downtown to Ikea for lunch. Liam enjoyed the mashed potatoes and was upset whenever I paused from feeding him. This kid has the biggest appetite.

This is the view right outside of the Ikea food court windows. Amazing right? It’s in my future goals to visit that navy yard.

This is the view right outside of the Ikea food court windows. Amazing right? It’s in my future goals to visit that navy yard.

After Ikea, it was so warm out that we ended up stopping at a spot we’d been planning to visit since the summer. By luck we found an awesome mural there.

After Ikea, it was so warm out that we ended up stopping at a spot we’d been planning to visit since the summer. By luck we found an awesome mural there.

This spot is a new location in Philadelphia called the Rail Park. It was pretty amazing to photograph, even with it being super sunny and not very green. I can only imagine what it will be like on a warm summer day during sunset.

This spot is a new location in Philadelphia called the Rail Park. It was pretty amazing to photograph, even with it being super sunny and not very green. I can only imagine what it will be like on a warm summer day during sunset.

Probably the ‘brightest’ photo I took this month. I used this beautiful mural by Isaac T. Lin for the photo prompt “turn form into rhythm”, one of the many prompts of this month’s group project.

Probably the ‘brightest’ photo I took this month. I used this beautiful mural by Isaac T. Lin for the photo prompt “turn form into rhythm”, one of the many prompts of this month’s group project.

One of my favorite photos of this month, and possibly of all times, is this photo of Liam asleep in my dad’s lap. I love that we get to be close to my parents and enjoy these little moments with them. These are times I know the kids will cherish when they are older, because I too cherish the moments I had with my grandparents.

One of my favorite photos of this month, and possibly of all times, is this photo of Liam asleep in my dad’s lap. I love that we get to be close to my parents and enjoy these little moments with them. These are times I know the kids will cherish when they are older, because I too cherish the moments I had with my grandparents.

Last but not least, Liam started walking this month. He will be one next month and I am not ready for it... 

Last but not least, Liam started walking this month. He will be one next month and I am not ready for it...