Saturday, September 26, 2009

Esme's Photo Shoot

On our third go-round with a newborn, Dave and I are both deeply aware of how short this season is. For the first time in this parenting adventure, we're both thinking about how, before we know it, this sleepy, silent, dark-eyed, cuddly, tiny girl of ours will be alert, babbling, curious, roving and generally grown-up. And I very much wanted someone to capture this incredible infant stage before it flies away. So on Monday, I took Esme to the amazing Megan Russell for some real photographs.

Megan was the perfect one for the job. You really must take the time to click here and see a sneak peek of Esme's shoot. It will be time well-spent!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meg and Esme

Sisters 1

Sisters 2

"There were never such devoted sisters."
Sisters 3

(Name that movie musical.)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hide and Seek

My two "bigs" love to play hide and seek right now. But, um... they're still working to understand the concept of adequate hiding places. For example, this spot, in the middle of the bedroom floor just after baths the other night:
HideSeek 1

"Mommy, can you find us?"
HideSeek 2

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Matthew Turns Two!

If you can imagine, our Matthew--the same Matthew who seemed like such a little guy to me until two weeks ago--had the nerve to have his second birthday this week. He's sure not the baby any more, and it's not only because his little sister has arrived. This guy is growing like crazy!

Given recent family events, we kept the birthday celebration very low key. The boy didn't seem to mind.
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Store bought cupcake-cake:
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This is a terrible shot of Esme, but it shows how sweet her big brother is with her. So far Matthew's been completely gentle and loving toward his little sis. Every time he sees her, he says, "Awwww, beebee," in this quiet little voice. Then he crawls over to her and kisses her head softly, crooning, "Ohhhhh, beebee. Beebee."
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Unfortunately for the picture, I was tied to the couch (nursing) and couldn't get around to capture Matthew's face. But if you click on the picture to see the larger size, you'll be able to tell that his jaw is dropped waaay down. Dave said he looked SO surprised and happy at the sight of these new jammies.
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The best part is, he'd picked them out himself the day before.
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Our Bug loves all things mechanical and all kinds of vehicles, but fire trucks are a particular fascination right now. And his other gift (not pictured) was a set of fireman jammies, so he's all set to go on some rescue missions!
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Esme makes an awesome party guest. We're thinking of renting her out.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meet Esme Rose Wilcox

Esme Rose

This is our Esme Rose.
Born 5:25 p.m., Tuesday, September 8th
7 lbs., 13 oz. and 21"

The picture above does not do her justice!
We are loving every minute with her.