Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Moser Family

I first met this family just a few weeks before Liam was born. It has been awesome to see them throughout Liam's first year and so fun to see him grow! He is a sweet little guy who gives lots of smiles and definitely has plenty of energy:) These three make a very sweet little family!

Loved ending the shoot with the picture on the right, peace on earth!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Month Six

While I was preparing this post I looked back at the pictures we took of baby boy when he first came to us. He was a tiny 7 pounder and now six months later he is up to 20:) The past few weeks he has become this whole new baby as he began to roll around and get places and he interacts with us even more. He is close to sitting up on his own and he is very interested in touching our hair (which Ivy isn't too happy about...:). We started him on solid food and he has taken to it like a champ, although peas are definitely not his favorite. Ivy thought it was funny when he made a face and spit them out the first time I fed him! His favorite part of the day is bed time, the boy loves his crib. Now that he is old enough to have a stuffed animal to sleep with he gets a huge smile every time before bed when I give him his little bear, it's crazy cute.

So his development and our home life is going great, his case plan is a bit of another story. I can't give details but there is an important court date coming up in December. I have not been given answers from my case manager on what could happen depending on how court goes so it feels very strange going into it with so many unknowns. My specialist on the other hand did tell me that there is a good chance that after this trial baby boy's case could be moved to the Navajo court which means everything will drag out. If that means he gets to stay with us longer it's definitely a positive thing, at the same time it will be so much harder to let this little guy go the longer he is with us. We have a bond with this boy and we love him so much but we constantly have to remind ourselves that he could leave us any day. We trust that God brought him to us for a purpose. We had four calls for other children that we said yes to before we were chosen to take in this baby boy. So we will keep on giving him the complete love that he needs, he gives us so much joy in return:)

We kinda love how Bubba's hair sticks strait up. 

Also lovin' his little moccasins:) Now it just needs to get cold enough for him to wear them!

His little hat too, I am having fun with the baby boy stuff:)

Halloween was fun with our little princess and bat baby:)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Harnish Family

Met up with this adorable family last weekend to take some family portraits. The youngest of the three siblings was a little unsure about getting his picture taken but I did manage to capture a few smiles thanks to my assistant (and husband:) who agreed to come and help during the shoot. Love how they turned out!

A quick smile from the little guy then it was back to the serious face:)

I could not stop laughing, his expression was just too funny!

Enjoyed this shoot and this family!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Haberlin Family Is Expecting!

This family of three will become a family of four next month! Jennifer is expecting a baby girl and soon-to-be big sister Anneliese is very excited. I can tell that big sister is going to be a great helper when this sweet little one arrives!

Can't wait to meet this baby girl!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Johnson Family

I met up with this family of three a few weeks ago to take some portraits. The little guy was pretty serious but oh so cute and looking quite dapper. I was able to capture a few of his smiles thanks to mom and dad and their unceasing songs and silly noises:)

This boy is adorable!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rachel's Baby Shower

Last weekend I had the privilege of hosting a baby shower with two of my good friends. The soon-to-be momma is due next month and we had so much fun putting together this celebration for her! Rachel and her husband Andre have decided to be surprised about the gender of their little one which gave us the opportunity to have some fun guessing at the shower. Each guest chose a little bow or mustache pin to wear to show off if they think baby is a boy or girl.

The guests wrote down some advice to Rachel for when the baby comes and hung up their words of encouragement and love.

The onesie decorating was so fun! It was sweet to see everyone get into it and be so creative.

Beautiful momma.

Love the thank you gifts Rachel made for all the guests!

Love these ladies and can't wait to meet this baby!

By the way, Rachel has an inkling it is a boy:) Will find out soon!