In case you didn't know, I have an identical twin sister! She already had one beautiful daughter that kept us all on our toes (here she is as a newborn!), but at the end of December they added another little joy to our lives and big sister Claire sure is crazy about her Lyddie! When it was time for me to come back to Houston she whispered to her mom "Is she going to take the baby?" When my sister told her no she said "Oh, phew!"
I am so happy to have these little girls in my life.
The boy who made me an aunt 10 years ago hit the double digits today! I have so many memories of this guy. The first time I ever felt him kick (in-utero, of course), my sister leaned over me while we were sharing a bed and he kicked me in the bum! When he was born I went around telling all my friends in high school that I was an aunt. I couldn't have been happier and he couldn't have been more perfect. I even vividly remember taking care of him overnight when he was around 6 months old; I woke up frequently to make sure he was still sleeping on his back and breathing!
Cade, I can't believe you're growing up so fast. You're the coolest 10-year-old I know (and the sweetest, best at sports, and most definitely the most handsome). Happy Birthday!!!
I photographed my oldest sister's family back in October in Minnesota and not even the rest of my family ever saw these pics! Here ya go, family.
We got this little stool for this shoot and I'm so glad we did! Max thought he couldn't get off it since his feet didn't touch the ground, so it was the only way to get pictures of him by himself.
At the time, this Buzz Lightyear doll was his favorite thing in the world.
Swords are his other favorite thing (and don't even get him started on basketball).
Ty is getting so big. I'm going to be in complete denial when he starts dating (which will hopefully be when he's 25 as he's totally oblivious to girls at the moment). I wish I had pictures of him as a baby online, but that was back when I shot all film!
Doesn't Tessa look sweet? Don't let her fool you ;).
Dang, the kids in my family have some blue eyes!!
I got to spend Christmas in Minnesota building snow tunnels and it looked a bit different than it did in October :). I officially love Minnesota and can't wait to go back!
I hope you all enjoy a very happy holiday and get to spend lots of time with family and loved ones!
I hope you have/had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm so grateful I get to spend the week with these little monkeys.