Big Boy {Nine Months Old}

Bro Bro is nine months old! I can't even believe it. He's now been on the outside longer than he was on the inside.

He's still the happiest, most smiley baby around. Any time he makes eye contact with any of us, he just lights up, and he has a huge toothy grin now. Kid just got his eighth tooth! He's still drooling like a maniac, and everything he touches goes right in to his mouth.
He is currently weighing in at twenty pounds, eight ounces and is twenty-eight and a half inches long. (Grace was 22.5 lbs - Charley was 18.5 lbs - Perry was 18 lbs, they were all 27.5 inches)
He is wearing mostly twelve month sizes in clothing and is between size two and three in shoes. He's still in size four diapers and will be for a while.

Brother has finally started eating pureed baby foods but only by the pouch. He doesn't want you to feed him with a spoon, because that's baby stuff. His favorite is Happy Baby's banana, sweet potato, and papaya. He also enjoys strawbe…

The Smiliest Guy {Seven Months Old}

Our little smiley guy is seven months old today. We're on the downhill slope to his first birthday, and I'm not sure I'm ready for it.

I'm not going to lie. I couldn't wait for him to get to this age. Isaac was so paranoid about every sound and movement the baby made after his first boy was born, that he had me paranoid, too. First, we were worried that he wasn't making eye contact. Then he wasn't smiling. Then he didn't laugh out loud. I remember thinking when he was teeny tiny that I couldn't wait for him to be bigger, so I knew that he was OK. Well, guess what? He's just fine and does all of those things plus more. He also tries to talk to us in long sing-song noises, but he hasn't made any distinct mama or dada sounds just yet. 

This big boy can sit up on his own now, which is so fun. He loves to sit on the floor and play with his toys, and he lights up when you call him "big boy". When he's on his belly on the floor, he s…

Pictures at the Wetlands {Whiting Family}

Isaac's mom was talking to me about doing family pictures this year. I mentioned that my sister, Andrea, would be in town from Ohio, and she's SO good at family shoots. She had me text her right away and after working through some scheduling kinks, we were able to work it out.
We met Andrea at the Clark County Wetlands Park early on Sunday morning for a sunrise photo shoot.
We spent time walking around the park getting shots of each of our families separately and then some of us all together.
The lighting was beautiful, and as usual, we were all impressed with Andrea's skills when we got the pictures back.

This is one of my favs. They look so cute playing Ring Around the Rosie together.

These individuals of my kiddos are on the shelves in my office. I love the way they turned out.

Love these ones, too. They always have so much fun with each other, and she captured it perfectly.

Our Favorite Thing {Six Months Old}

We're halfway through Brother's first year, and I'm not sure how we got here. Maybe it's because I'm mostly a mombie (that's a zombie mixed with a mom that's getting minimal sleep for those that don't know) lately, but I feel like we were just gearing up to head to the hospital to welcome a baby boy to the family. I blinked, and he's six months old. Like, what?

He's the best. Seriously. He just looks at anyone he meets and gives them the biggest grin. All of the guys at work come in to my office and talk to him and then die when he smiles at them. They say, "I can't believe he smiles at me every time! He must like me!", but he really does that with everyone. He's just the sweetest.
He's laughing a little bit more here and there, but we're still waiting on that big belly laugh. Right now it's just little giggles and super loud squeals. He's rolling back and forth with ease and will roll across the room when Mom …

Red Truck Christmas Pictures {The Grubers}

My sister Andrea came in town to spend a week with all of us. Before she came, she asked if we would all like to do some pictures with Rick's red Ford.
I can't pass up and opportunity for pictures of my kids, and since Andrea has been getting better and better by the day, I was so excited to take advantage of her offer. 
We met at my mom's house Saturday afternoon and took some casual pictures in the back yard that turned out to be so adorable and some of my favorites ever!

This picture of my kids is my most favorite. They're all looking and smiling. It's perfect.

This one of Perry couldn't be better. Did you notice her shoes on the wrong feet? That's so her.

By the end of it, Bro Bro was super sleepy and passed out in Daddy's arms.
I am so in love with these sweet shots. A few of them went in to frames immediately.
Thank you so much, Andrea! You are so talented, and it shows in every shoot you do. We love these so much!!