September 22, 2018: Attempting to shoot a little different than usual…darker. The things I note about these images are E’s whispy hairs, and M’s sweet baby profile. Also her reflux medicine…twice a day for that poor belly! The YL Diffuser, and the bottle drying rack…such a snap shot for this time in our life…

First Sleep-through-the-Night

September 21, 2018 | Baby M slept THROUGH THE NIGHT!  It is amazing what a full night of sleep can do for you…for the first time in 4+ months.  She is such a joy this girl. Full of babbles, drools, flailing arms and legs, and for the most part general contentment!  Also rolling over happened for the first time while Mom, Abbey and I were watching her on the monitor.  We were running the garage sale at Abbey’s house, so M was just on the floor in C’s room.  It was pretty funny — and ridiculous — that we watched it via a night-vision monitor. Hello 2018!

E continues to be a really great big sister. In fact, I think she assumes the role of co-parent with us more than sibling! She genuinely helps, talks to her (in the same words/tone I do), and loves on her all the time. It’s so fun, and I cannot wait to see how much better it gets as M grows. Will be she like her sister, or totally different? E is such a good kid, there’s no way that M will be as easy-going, right? 🙂


September 19, 2018: This particular day, M happen to be in a black onesie. And the dining room happen to have this headband recently purchased, next to this blanket that was purchased a long time ago. I attempted to snap some cell photos, and quickly realized they were awful…and there sat my DSLR! Looooooove

the Sunflower Field

September 16, 2018: I have to hand it to my family — I get this wild idea to run somewhere for photos, and everyone does such a good job! It was hot, there were lots of bees, and asking a 4-year old to hold a 4-MONTH old isn’t easy. But both girls did amazing, and I have some of my favorite images ever taken in this collection! That bubble-wand is quite the bribery-tool… 🙂

Renn Fest!

September 9, 2018: As if yesterday wasn’t enough, my parents had the idea to take the big kids to our local Renn Fest today! I hadn’t been in AGES, but I figured E would enjoy the rides/plays/etc.  There was zero hesitation for any rides, but cousin B wasn’t into it. He’s a bit wary! The thing that stands out the most was her jumping on the trampoline-rig…and I made sure she got the most kid-friendly guy while she was waiting in line. He helped ease her worry, and made it so much FUN! She was flying, and I was incredibly proud of her. She’s always up for anything! Except a princess-hat…sorry mom! At the end we found a ride that B would do, and then he was ready for more (esp with Papa joining in)… 🙂