When I think about this phase in your life I’ll always think of “duppy, loth, and nineo” (Dino sometimes is replaced with owl but you seem to be more Team Dino recently). Your bed is always full of your animal friends and recently when we come get you from your crib you have them all lined up nice and tidy. It kind of freaks me out to see these animals sitting upright over the monitor, but it makes me smile when I hear you talking to them (usually pointing out your dad’s Iowa jersey that’s hanging up on the wall). Your imagination is just starting to show itself and I can not wait to see how it develops. I wish you could stay this little forever but I also look forward to the diaperless days (just being honest). You are showing your self to be silly and sweet and very generous with your kisses (we might need to work on personal boundaries a bit). We love you to the moon and back, little man.
A new kind of love 🧡
The other day my brother said “and that’s my tea” and I about died because 1. I was proud of myself for knowing what that means and 2. I was proud of him for knowing what that means AND for using it appropriately (I think?) in a sentence 👏🏼
Big headed since day one. Happy to share hats with you any day of the week, buddy (kidding... but literally our heads are like an inch difference in circumference #csectionbaby 😐).
This photos is from when I shot their engagement session three years ago... tonight we returned to this exact spot to shoot their maternity session. Love full circle moments like these. #chicagomaternityphotographer
He was mesmerized by the dancing dust particles, illuminated by the sun coming in through the window. I’ve never wanted to burst out into song so bad, and now I’ve had the line “I hope you never loose your sense of wonder” stuck in my head all day... and tbh “I Hope You Dance” is one of those very over played wedding songs that I’d rather not hear ever again... so i have conflicting feelings about this moment (kidding...kind of) because I just love seeing how much joy he gets from the simple things that as adults, we let just pass by... like dancing dust... but I REALLY dislike that song.