February 14, 2013

Real pictures

Our friend Lynette Mittendof came over to take some newborn pictures of Preston a few weeks ago.  She also took some great ones with Preston and his proud big brother.  She did and always does amazing work.  We met her and her husband at our child birth class when we were pregnant with Chase and she was pregnant with Ada.  Doesn't seem that long ago...

At any rate, here are the sweet, sweet pictures of my sweet, sweet boys.

Chase is still so tender and gentle with his little brother.

It just melts my heart. 

He asks such cute questions as he watches me breast feed Preston.  And when Preston cries, Chase always asks, "What's he saying, Mama?" because we've told him that it's a baby's way of telling us that they need something.

Thanks, again, Lynette!!  Thank you for capturing on film the beauty that we see in this tiny boy and the love that this almost-4-year-old has for this tiny boy.


I haven't been good about updating the blog.  Sorry about that.  Life is great these days.  Busy, but great.  We have had so much help with Chase that I feel like I should have a 100 hours to do all kinds of things like updating the blog.  But usually I choose to straighten the house, do laundry, or meet friends out.  But here goes the blog update that's been on my to do list for 3 weeks now.

First of all, I cannot thank Betty Ann and Don enough for all the sleep-overs, and special attention they have showered Chase with.  I'm pretty sure that all that attention has and continues to shape him into the little ball of confident personality that he is every day.  He's so much fun and makes us laugh all the time.

 In this picture below, you can see him covering up with his "sur-bible blanket".  Apparently it came with a "sur-bible" kit that he convinced someone (Bebe? Pops?) to buy him.  Matt and I tried to convince him that he didn't need this blanket while in his bed but he insisted.  We gave in (because is it really that big of a deal?) and everytime he moved, we could hear the crinkle of the material.  It was hilarious.
And this is what our Friday nights look like these days:
And here we have Mr. Preston.  I can't believe he's 5 weeks old.  Time is flying.

He started smiling around 3 weeks and I managed to catch one of those precious smiles:

I had a hard time geting a good picture of him with his '1 month' sticker on but here are a couple of the better ones.

So there you go.  Life is currently filled with Chase making us laugh and us trying to get that little guy to smile.