Thursday, September 24, 2015

Good Help

I have the best photo assistant ever! Elara always wants to pull out her camera, and help me take pictures, and with some of the faces Barrett makes, I think I'm going to need the assistance! At least she's cheap labor for now...

These pictures are of Baby Bear at 3 weeks old. I think he's already plotting out his world domination plans..

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In your face.

Elara is so unafraid of being the center of attention. She is in your face, twirling and singing and telling stories. Her voice is loud, her clothing choice is loud, her entire personality is loud. I can't help but envy her boldness. The ability to put yourself out there exactly as you are, without fear of being judged. I hope I can be more like her as I grow up!

You're Next Dommy Salami

Oh my dear, handsome, energetic, adorable godson. You have no idea what is coming. Soon, you are going to have a little sister, and it will be wonderful and terrible and amazing. You're not ready, I know. You can't possibly be ready. It's hard to prepare for your entire world to change when you're only 2. 

You won't be the littlest, or the only anymore. You'll be the older brother. The one who has to share his toys, and share his mommy and daddy. But you'll also get to be the big brother who shares kisses and story time with his little sister. You'll have a built in friend and playmate. Someone you can commiserate about Mom and Dad with, and someone to sneak you in the back door when the coast is clear. She's going to drive you crazy, but you're going to love her fiercely, and protect her with everything you've got.

If you ever need a breather, you can always come visit your Auntie Becca and Uncle Paul and your cousin Zachary. We know what it's like to be the eldest. It's going to take some time to get used to the idea, but I know you're going to be a great big brother. HUGS!

Monday, September 21, 2015

You Pick

Someday, when our babies are all grown up, we'll grab a picture of all of them smiling, holding still, and looking at the camera. In the meantime, I'll let you pick which one you think is the best.

United States of Adorable

As always, the Vendittos host an awesome 4th of July party, and we all looked awesome in our Red, White and Blue.  Barrett's onesie proclaimed United States of Adorable, and it was great. He promptly outgrew it. We weren't sure if we would make it to the party, since my duedate was actually AFTER the Fourth. But, as you know, we'd been hanging out at home with a newborn for a few weeks already by the time the 4th rolled around. We even stayed for the fireworks. Of course Barrett and Elara fell asleep...