14 July 2015

Aiden's Newborn Photos

The road to Aiden was a long one and I knew that if we ever made it to him, I wanted to have my favorite photographer, Jessica Hamlin, take our newborn photos. Obviously I could have just taken them myself but I just love her work and I wanted to be in some of them (well, sort of... being in photos 10 days after giving birth isn't the BEST feeling but I know I will appreciate them over time!).
I was thrilled with how these turned out and I know I will cherish them always.

Many months ago, I bought this little rainbow hat for our little rainbow baby.
I found the description below of what a rainbow baby is and I just loved it so much.
One of the reasons I wanted Jessica to do our photos is because she captures such gorgeous sibling images. She did not disappoint!
I adore these photos of my three babes as well as the ones of our family.

 With the prevalence of social media, things like baby announcements kind of seem unnecessary and may become obsolete over time but I personally love having something tangible to represent a certain period in time. So I decided to go ahead and do an announcement for Aiden and send it to close family and friends. I was so happy with how it turned out.
 It will be a great keepsake item for his baby book!

12 July 2015

Mara is Four!

Miss Mara LeeAnn turned four years old at the end of last month!
I can't believe how fast four years has gone.
We had Mara's party at Superjump Party Zone which was so much fun!
The party was mostly made up of family (cousins), and a few close friends and preschool buddies.
She had so much fun and it was great to celebrate HER for the day.
Mara still has the sweetest soul around but age three also brought about some SASS and some SPUNK (as age three typically does!). Mara is, overall, our easy going girl though. She is content to do most things and just goes with the flow. She likes My Little Ponies and loves the T.V. show Caillou. She loves to play outside and she is a good sport about letting her sister boss her around. This year, Mara started ballet and really enjoys it. She loves macaroni and cheese and our dog, Cooper. Mara is a great cuddler and is always ready for a hug and a snuggle. Mara knows all of her colors and can just about count to 20. She has learned a few letters and can spell her name. She is very shy in the classroom setting and I look forward to seeing her continue to blossom in the 4's class at her new preschool this fall.
She brightens our lives more than I could ever articulate and we love her so very much.
Happy birthday, sweet girl!