Today Graham is three months old! No, that is not a typo. I realize this is Baby Graham’s TWO MONTH blog post but it’s just a month late. Oops. In my defense, we had a lot of weddings in May and June… and then a week long conference that was out of state… and then fourth of July at the Lake… and then we were in Scotland for ten days and just returned this past Saturday. Whew. It’s been pretty busy around here. While we love to be active and do a lot with our time, we also love just being home. I’m so excited to get to a chance to go through our personal pictures from the past two months and pick my favorites.
Baby Graham has changed so much! Month one to month two is such a huge difference! He started to feel less like a newborn and more like a baby! Around week 7 is when Baby Graham REALLY started smiling at us and that is just the best feeling in the world. Mimi was watching him while we were shooting a wedding and sent us a video of him smiling and I was so excited that I showed our bride and groom. I’m pretty sure they could care less that my newborn was smiling but it was the best part of my day!
I feel like we’re still on toddler watch with Graham and Evy. Evy just loves him SO MUCH that she can’t stay off of him! Her hugs are just a little too tight and her kisses are just a little too intense. She started PICKING HIM UP by herself and we quickly had to teach her that that wasn’t going to work. Baby Graham is very tolerant of Evy’s love! haha I love that she is so obsessed with him. We anticipated this!
Here are some things that I want to remember from month 2 of Graham’s life! :
Ok… because I have to do his three month post in like…. a day, I’m cutting this short but here are some favorite family pictures from our second month with baby Graham!!!
Ps. You may think “Um, is this an Evy post or a Graham post?”! There are a lot of overall FAMILY pictures in these monthly updates but I love it this way!! Graham is getting lots of photo-love, don’t worry…. but sometimes it’s so easy to snap away at that funny things the big kids are doing! I didn’t have a toddler when Evy was a newborn and so I’m still getting used to what is normal when it comes to documenting a second child’s life!!! These are the things that keep photographers up at night! lol!
Aunt Sarah loves boat rides on the new boat because her chair will fit! Yay! We spent a small fortune on a pool in our backyard… turns out, we just needed a $19 one from Walmart! ha!
Baby Graham has had many baths in the sink at the Lakehouse! This was the end of the “Hand Foot Mouth” disease period. Evy’s poor fingers. She has since lost several fingernails and toenails. It’s such a mean virus! Baby Harper is so chunky!!! We love this sweet girl!
Strawberry picking! He wouldn’t take a picture with his momma! Graham goes to the Mix House! He was happy, I promise. What a cute little ham! The Malizia, Alsop and Powers kiddos! The ladies! Graham’s first time meeting Uncle Bud! Baby Roe loved him! Gosh Evy looks like a little model!
Her baby holding approach still needs some work! Graham met the Jones’! Graham and Sisi! Pool night with friends! Graham loves a good couch nap!
Father’s day trip to the lake! Another sink bath! And Harper’s rolls…. they are just the BEST! Nursing her baby! Dedicating Baby Graham at church! So, this was before he knew how smile! hahaha! SO SERIOUS! Meeting Great Aunt Sue-sue! Evy takes everyone’s temperature and then yells “oh, it’s ninety forty eight!” He always looks so scared! Does our life look crazy?! Because it is. ha! See what I mean? Terrified! I love this one!! My sweet babies! Grammie painted one of these for each of my babies! This is titled “I have a big sister”.
Another lake trip…. we lived there every free minute we could get! Flying with Aunt Sue Sue and we almost had a tumble!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!