Monday, March 19, 2012

sweet surprise: unanticipated camera crush

i wouldn't say he was ever camera-shy.  it was more like "camera-annoyed."
up until three weeks ago, the only time oliver would show any interest in having his photo taken was when cousin reece (not camera shy. not at all. way cute about it) was over, setting a good example.
thank goodness for candids.

then, three weeks ago, oliver came to the hospital to meet his brand new brother. he watched, bright-eyed and puzzled as the camera was pointed at someone new.

now it is:

"oliver, can we go outside and take some pictures?"

"um, yes."


"oliver, i am going to take some pictures of brother."

"um, no. let me kiss him. you take pictures both of us."

a camera crush.

yay!!! it turns out the one sign of jealousy that oliver has exhibited since miles arrived works out extremely well in my favor.



his interest in being on the other side of the camera has increased as well.
the other day, i found him shooting a buzz and woody portrait session.
i couldn't be more proud ;)

only time will tell but it seems the "camera-annoyed" baton may have been passed down...




p.s. thank you for the visit uncle tyler! always a good time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

happy birthday to "daddy"

it felt like it was MY birthday when i woke up this morning at 5:00 am
and peaked out through a crack in the bedroom door at
my brand new beautiful kitchen that ryan built
in our comfy cozy home
after my nearly 3 week old son slept seven hours straight.
i watched in the baby monitor as ryan went in to SING goodbye to
oliver before heading off to work.
i nearly melted when he came back in to kiss me and baby miles goodbye
for a third time before leaving.

happy birthday to the man i share this beautiful life with.

he is handsome, devoted, kind, talented, hard-working,
funny, loving, absolutely amazing in every way.

i love this man.

happy birthday to daddy.



"the world knows little about its GREATEST HEROES" - d. zadra

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

baby m.

our little bean arrived 2.22.12!

miles winter mclaughlin. 6 lbs., 0.8 oz. 19 inches long.  and gorgeous.

gorgeous and tiny.  and squeaky.  and sleepy.

he has deep dimples when he smiles.  he is soft.  he cuddles.

he is handsome and charming. 


our home is filled with love - love bigger than we could have ever imagined.  
we are so blessed.

meet miles:

welcome to the world sweet baby miles.  we love you.


"these are the days of miracle and wonder" - paul simon