Tuesday, September 22, 2009

As promised...

Despite all the chaos and changes around here, there is one thing that has not changed: my love of a photo of a baby. So yesterday, I convinced my husband to help me out with a newborn shoot of my very own newborn. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Kevin actually took this one, I just love the face.
Enter jealous brother pose.
Of course, one of the biggest benefits for the big kids when there is a new baby in the house is that they get bonus Daddy time. And yesterday, that meant FOOTBALL! (Or as my kids like to call it, Chase and Tackle!)
Of course the big kids all got involved.
Just cuz you're two, doesn't mean you can't score a touchdown!
It's fun to tackle your big sister! Unfortunately, this shot was immediately followed by a loud WHACK when the two heads came back together.
And that was the end of chase and tackle

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Life

Thanks to all of you who've left comments and congratulations. We've finally made it home and we're settling into our new life as a family of six. Of course the first couple of nights were pretty rough, but last night went really well. Isaac woke up to nurse a couple of times and then went right back off to sleep in his own bed even. I know I promised pictures, and I'm sure I'll have more soon, but for now I'll leave you with this sweet image of our little guy. FYI he does not like the pacifier, but he sure loves that fist.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Isaac!

Hello to Becca's Blog Buddies! This is Val.

Please, join me in welcoming Isaac James. He was born at 6:05 p.m. tonight (September 15).

He's 7 lbs. 15 oz. and 21 inches long. Becca says he has a whole mess of dark hair and that he looks just like Micah did when he was born.

Happy Birthday little Isaac! You are loved by so many people already!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Weekend photo shoot

I did a shoot for a friend of mine and her family this weekend. It was something we'd been planning to do for a while, but our schedules had not meshed until this weekend. So I left my kids with Aunt Jody for an hour (she already had her 4 and Kelly's 2), and took off down the road for a quick shoot.

Anyway, Amelia's been begging to see her shots all week, so I thought I'd send her a little teaser until I finish the rest. Of course you all can see them too.
These kids are adorable and they were so fun to shoot.
Justin and Amelia have been married since just before Chloe was born. And they still look like they have a lot of fun together!
Mom to four beautiful blessings including a brand new little guy. Laugh and cry with me as I navigate the joys and perils of motherhood and homeschooling.