This is my favorite turning point during the first year of development. The fifth month is when my baby starts feeling like a BABY and less like a newborn. He started doing so many amazing things in a matter weeks. It seemed like everyday I would notice something new and fun about him. Graham is our more chill child…. but he also has a habit of panicking. It sounds like a contradiction, right? He’s so observant and relaxed but when he does decide to get upset, it sounds like he’s hyper-ventilating! Evy would SHRIEK and he has a PANIC cry. I don’t think either type of cry is pleasant but it’s so interesting to see how different our kids are in the small and the big ways.
Now, I’m just going to warn you right now…. this post is massive. If you’re new here, you should know that my blog is like my online scrapbook of our life. So, when I’m creating these blog posts, I’m thinking along the lines of “what do I want to remember” and not “how can I curate this perfectly”. This post is overflowing with images and memories from our family’s 5th month with Baby Graham and it makes me wish that summer would last forever. This was a big month for all of us. Evy started school, Graham got a tooth, started sitting up and lost his hair. We made a lot of memories with so many different friends and we watched our little guy grow in amazing ways. Here are some memories that I don’t want to forget:
Here are some of my FAVORITE pictures from life during Graham’s fifth month! They may not all include him but it shows what we were up to!!
We’re realizing….Harper is a HAM! Graham is terrified! We love this place so much! Even though it’s A LOT of work to get our crew there.
I just realized that Evy is swimming in her underwear. LOL.
All of the grandbabies!
This was the month where his hair really fell out except for a band of dark patchy hair on the back of his head… so we shaved it off! And it grew back EVEN … and BLONDE!
Self-feeding life jackets!
The most FAKE smiles I’ve ever seen!
Happy birthday grandaddy!!!
Their new favorite way to get out energy.
And then when we call their names, they act like they’re asleep!
Labor day with friends!
One of my favorites!
Covered in chalk!
Look at Evy’s smile… oh my goodness.
Oh Evy…. she tries so hard to love him… it’s just a little too much.
And she’s totally oblivious to it all….
She likes to write in her “journal” like momma does!
She’s so sweet and so feisty!
Morning smoothies with Mimi!
We had a pool and pizza night for Nexus volunteers from our church!
We’re in this phase….
And this phase…..
Micah said “KK, take a picture of me and my momma”. What a dream. Not sure what made him do it but I wish Evy would try it! ha!
Evy is still in an aggressive hugging phase….
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.