Outside in

This is my personal favorite nursery of all time I’ll admit the bias up front.   We live around the corner and chose this house for its placement in the the trees, amidst the foxes and owls and all the creatures my baby has connected with growing up here.  Just today as we walked to school…

The Second Man Cub

Penny was Megan’s first child.  And then the first man cub was born and poor Penny was so put out that Megan went and rescued another puppy named Ray just for her.  Now that the second man cub has arrived, Penny is looking a little pathetic again. She went up to her room to sulk…

Love Conquers All

Ask a newly inducted older sibling ages 1-5 y/o to hold the baby and the response could be anything.  Mostly, its enthusiastic.  Occasionally its absolute revulsion.  Almost always, its short lived as one party or another is going to have “enough” quick! These two were so into it, though, they couldn’t even look up at…

Welcome, Baby Caris

I couldn’t remember what Andrea told me so I Googled the name Caris for its meaning.  “Grace, charm or favor” came up, Greek in origin, the one who is hoped for. I met her family this past fall, shortly before her early appearance.  I thought about sharing those photos first but I’ve never put too…

Stars, Stripes & Christmas Lights: Part 1

Pierce’s nursery suggests the Fourth of July but the time was Christmas.  This is my first “now and later” post, so to speak.   I want to share some photos now since we’re closing in on a six month shoot, making introductions a must!  But I’m also tucking a few away for the days when…

Welcome, Baby Archie

To A:  Welcome!!!!  We’re so happy you are here.  We need you, buddy. To B:  We miss you.  All the time.  Always. To C:  Congrats, big guy!  We’re so excited that you are a big brother so you can teach him everything you know…. like how to booty shake. To D&E, our best friends:  You…

Welcome, Baby Benjamin

I’m hoping this post finds everyone safe, damage minimal, and one day closer to regaining power and getting back to life.  This past week has given me a lot to reflect on in terms of what’s actually important.  Its easy to take our family and the four walls that keep that family safe for granted….