The slow fall

Sometimes you just want to sit in a comfy recliner to gaze out the window and ponder life’s mysteries.

But sometimes your lack of neck and back control puts a damper on your plans.

And sometimes you have a terrible mama who sits there taking pictures of your sloooow fall down the recliner.

(Life is full of little indignities.)

Our days are a little busier now…

…with our new arrival.

I am still debating about how much I should put online about our little fellow. But I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist putting pictures of him on here, so here we are.  I do know that he’s made me suddenly interested in taking pictures with my iPhone again, which is just so much quicker and easier than taking out my DSLR.

As for parenthood…

We are constantly sleep deprived and have no idea what we’re doing.

But we have managed to clear out his little stuffy nose and calm him down when he cries (most of the time).  Maybe we are slowly learning how to be parents!

I completely delight in the fact that he’s developed a big double chin.

His eyes seem to get bigger everyday.

Did I mention that we are sleep deprived? Because we really are.

He’s developed the ability to form tears, which seems like a completely unfair tactical advantage. Seeing the tears well up in his eyes and then sloooowly roll down his fat cheeks kills me.

He makes the cutest little grunting and mewing sounds.

I live for those few minutes when he is completely milk-drunk right after a feeding and is in the most contented of moods.

We are so happy to have him.

A sweet celebration // Off Switch Magazine

I was so honored to be asked by Off Switch Magazine to shoot a beautiful event hosted by Britty and Chris Wesely to celebrate the journey and culmination of becoming foster parents.  To read Britty’s touching words and see the accompanying pictures, check out the celebration on page 61 in issue 5 of Off Switch magazine (located in full here).

I thought I’d put a few outtakes/extra pictures from the celebration here — the party was too gorgeous not to.

By the way, all issues of Off Switch are now available online (for free!), so if you have a few minutes to spare, I highly recommend leisurely browsing through them — it is a wonderful magazine, full of great articles and beautiful pictures.