The kids went sledding with their 3 cousins on Saturday, on the “famous Chaska sledding hill” – they had a TON of fun racing down that hill and only ran over a few innocent bystanders….
A little slow to warm up- but once he did, WOW, his smile and laugh just light up a room! Such a pleasure just to play with him and watch his little mind work. Mr *B* has the honor of being my last client of 2008- I love ending the year on such a fun, happy session!
He did lots of “cooking” of my finger puppets
This makes me laugh- as their dog kept licking him while he rocked on the horse…sooo cute!
This is my personal fave from the day…..
This might be my quickest sneak peek ever! This session was this morning- despite the wicked snowstorm. Now part of the reason of course for the early peek is that I knew the photos were going to be great and I wanted to get a peek at them right away, but also, ahem, it’s because it’s the 1st session with my brand new camera. Now, as my super blog followers know- I named my last camera after the 1st session I did with it- so “Addison” has now been retired to back-up duties…..and I’ll have to decide whether the new one gets the nickname, E, of this sweetie, or perhaps her full name, which starts with a G…:)
Okay- back to the super duper cutie-patootie! Only 5days old, but sweet baby E was a super trooper! She is the most alert 5day old I’ve ever met! She didn’t want to miss a minute of what was going on- but was so content and happy, and showing off her gorgeous eyes. We tried our hardest to get her to sleep- but she just didn’t want any part of it! Amazingly- during her brief 5min snooze I worked fast and did get some great keepers
1st up….okay this one is definitely in the top 3 of my all-time favorite newborn photos. I LOVE it!
Aren’t her eyes just beautiful!!
This is one makes me miss my own babies….
All curled up and briefly asleep
I just love her hands in this one…
S&B thanks for having me over today to photograph your sweet newborn pea- she really is just a perfect little thing! And S’s dad- thanks for assisting with the schlepping of the stuff through the snow! Drive safely back to Michigan!
These two beautiful boys are cousins- only a few months apart which anyone with kids knows, can be a big difference developmentally. Baby *N* who his parents affectionately refer to as “The Garden Gnome” (how stinking cute/adorable is that???) is 7months old- and pretty much sit/stays wherever you put him. Happily. His older cousin *D* who is 11months old is a mover and a shaker that never stops crawling/standing/moving here and there.
I can’t believe he’s already one year old!!! Time sure flies!He has the cutest giggle/laugh..I seriously want to bottle it. K & M I really hope you are videotaping him so that you can permanently have it documented!
Seriously- how stinking ADORABLE is he??
I love those toothers!
I can’t explain it- but I just LOVE this capture….
This one makes me laugh…it was right after he tore the wrapping off the present he was sitting on- I think it’s such a “uh-oh I’m busted” look
This handsome duo are our next door neighbors. Z is officially the oldest “kid” I’ve photographed to date. He’s 15 and newly driving (with a permit of course) and I swear grows a foot a year! His brother M is one of my kids favorite people in the whole world. They adore him. He’s taught them how to skateboard, climb trees, and has truly been a wonderful role model for them….there aren’t many 12yr olds that will give a gaggle of 6yr olds the time of day- much less actually play with them, teach them things and in general be nice to them. His only flaw is that he’s a Packer fan….oh wellWe really do feel so lucky to have such great boys living right next door- we can only hope that our two boys will grow up to be so kind and considerate!
And of course their dog….who reminds our dog daily just how slow and not-agile he is. He runs CIRCLES around our poor doggers…. but our dog still steals all his toys when he can
I have had the pleasure of knowing this family since 1991- thanks to a random lottery dorm room assignment3 of these 5 boys belong to one of my college “roomies” and the other 2 are her younger sister’s. 5 boys all 4 and under. What fun the holidays are for them!
I. Want. To. Squoooooooosh. Him. Hard to believe that a mere 5months ago THIS was him!
Happy Mr. A- isn’t his smile sooooo adorable!!! He has grown SO much SO fast!! THIS was him in July!