My Spontaneous Illinois Trip with Charlie - June 2016

Spontaneity is not my strong suit.  I like routines.  But, about a month and a half ago I decided to through that out the window...for just a week and I am so happy I did.  Booked my tickets on a Thursday night and was off with Charlie in an airplane to Illinois by Saturday morning.  We flew all day and by dinner time we were sitting on my grandparents door step to surprise them.  It was the PERFECT surprise trip.  

It was just Charlie and I so we really got a lot of time with my grandparents (and mom and brothers who were out there visiting as well).  Catching fireflies, riding tractors, popsicles on the front porch and seeing "old" grandma and grandpa...Charlie talks about it often, and I hope it is something that he ALWAYS remembers! :)

 

 

Noah is ONE!!!!

Oh Noah!  I cannot believe my little baby is ONE ALREADY!  Time flew by super speed.  

Noah just took his first steps a week ago.  It looks so weird to see him WALKING.  He gets a kick out of it too.  For some reason it cracks him up when he is walking.  He practically runs when he gets close to his finish line too.  Silly boy.

He has been "talking" non-stop lately in his "low" baby voice.  Just mumbling a bunch of sounds.  He just has a lot to say I guess.

We have been very hesitant to feed Noah anything different than what he usually has because he chokes SO easily, but lately he has been good.  Eating chicken nuggets, fruit loops (his fav), avocados, rice...He loves ANYTHING that is not baby food.  

I think he is JUUUST about to drop his morning nap (nooooo :( that is how we get ourselves ready in the morning) but I knew this day had to come sometime anyways!

He is cutting another tooth or two, but doesn't seem to be bothering him AS bad as his top teeth did.  

He is SUCH a little smiley boy.  Just say his name and instant simple.  Look at him, instant smile.  Do anything, he will just smile at you.

He is in LOVE with this doll we have.  We bought it for Charlie when Noah was first born so Charlie could hold a baby too...we named him Eddie.  But Noah loves Eddie.  Every time he sees him he gives the doll a HUGE kiss.  I think he thinks it is real.

Here are more photos from this month <3

Jackson and Levi - Family Photography

The last time I did my nephew, Jackson's photos, he was only 6 months old...Now he is a little over 2 years.  So he was LOOONG over due for "aunt photoshoot time", but this time I got to shoot little Levi too.  Needless to say, they were so much fun to shoot.  Jackson was acting like a little goofball the whole time which kept us all laughing!

Noah is 10 Months

My little babe is 10 months.  So so weird he is almost a year.  He is such a quiet little guy.  He barely says anything, but when he talks he has such a "low" voice for a baby.  

Being outside is his favorite thing.   Going on walks for just walking around in the backyard in his walker.  

He eats...non stop!  Give him crackers and he is happy!

This month's milestones:

  • Crawling around like crazy.
  • Spent a few days alone with just dad while Charlie and I went to Illinois.  Jake and Noah HAD A BLAST!
  • Good sleeper!
  • Good eater!
  • Got his top teeth!

Noah is 9 Months

I am always late at these...so bad.  But I HAVE to do it.  I LOVE looking back and seeing my little boy grow up.  And that he sure has done this past month.  We are now crawling, standing holding onto things, has 4 teeth growing in... It is going by so fast I cannot believe it.  We will have a one year old on our hands very soon here.  

Noah and Charlie are still the best of friends.  They play together so well.  My favorite is when Noah gets in his walker, Charlie stands on the back and has Noah take him around the house.  Noah gets a kick out of it and Charlie gets a free ride around the house.  Win, win!

He is so good at playing too.  He can keep himself occupied very well especially since he has been more mobile lately.  

His FAVORITE food right now is those Gerber Yogurt Melts.  He can go through like 3 packets of those a day.  He eats sooo much.  I hope it says that way since Charlie is soooo picky.  

Naps have been a hit and a miss but he has been sleeping pretty well at night.  It has been nice to feel normal again with being rested.

He is such a little cuddler too.  Oh, I love it so so so much.  I just say, "put your head down Noah" and he just puts his head on my shoulder.  The other day we went to a lunch and he just fell right asleep on Grandma's shoulder.   

CHARLIE IS 3!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to my biggest little boy!

I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday.  It of course will be a day Jake and I will always remember since it was the first day we became parents.  

We knew Charlie would be a different little guy from the moment he was born.  He didn't cry...The nurse handed him to me and he looked so sweetly into my eyes for the longest time.  By 2.5 weeks old he was holding his head up, 5 months sitting up perfectly, and 8.5 months walking...He did everything so fast and caught on so easily.  To this day, Charlie will not do something unless he knows he will do it right.  (Which is also really hard to get him try new things!)  

I am so excited to keep watching him grow up.  He has so much love for life, other people, and his brother... it is just overflowing!  I pray he keeps all that love in his heart forever and ever!  

Happy Birthday Charlie.  We love you so, very much!

NEW SITE IS LIVE!

I am super duper excited about the new look of my site.  I needed a little refresh to better match the style of my recent work...and who doesn't love new things?!  

I thought I was crazy for launching another site in the middle of all the other things we are launching/managing right now (take a look at the other site we launched a few months ago: www.dubsado.com), but I am so happy I pushed through it and got it done.  It is not easy building a website and I look forward to not doing this again for another LOOOONG time.  Phew!  

I am looking forward to blogging more on a new and polished site.

 

Love,

Becca 

DIANE - ADULT HEADSHOTS

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These past few months have been INSANE.  Between launching another business while keeping the others going strong, life has been a bit of a juggling act to keep things balanced.  I cannot complain though.  We have been blessed!  Although, by the looks of my blog, it seems I have not been doing any shoots, but that is just the opposite.  Shoots have been busier than ever as well, and I could not be happier about that as well.   I am excited to share my latest shoots over the next few weeks!

Noah is 6 Months!

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Half a year old?!  What?!  Now that went by like SUPER fast.  Noah is such a relaxed little dude.  So clam.  So observant.  And just happy.  He is a fun little baby.

He is pretty much sleeping through the night, with the exception of Charlie waking him up sometimes when Charlie is yelling that he doesn't want to go to sleep.  Even with cutting a tooth, he has been sleeping very well.  He is pretty much in bed by 7:30 and sadly awake by like 6, or sometimes earlier.  But I know that is just a phase since Charlie woke up at sunrise for about a few weeks and then he went through a sleeping in phase.  :)

Noah enjoys his walks SO much.  We got a new double stroller and have already put miles and miles on that thing.  He stays awake for about 10 mins and is always just out like a light for the rest of the ways.

He loves his brother so, so much.  Whenever him and Charlie are apart, Noah just acts different.  He is fussy and not easily pleased, but when brother is around, all is well in the world.  They both adore one another.  They are going to grow up to be such good friends.

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This month's milestones: - He can sit up pretty much on his own. - He has his first tooth coming in.  About a quarter of the way in now. - He gives the best hugs ever.  When I come home from work I always get the biggest hug. - Sleeps through the night! - Babbles and thinks he is saying mama but just saying "thhhhhh"