what do i even say to introduce these pics? i'm slightly obsessed with them. my homie stacy from stacy jacobsen photography did these for us & i'm convinced she's some kind of wizard. i was sure that due to the rain & wind & two wiggly kiddos we were gonna experience family picture fail. but uh, no... i LOVE them.
i so rarely get to be in front of the camera with all three of my boys, in a shot that is further out than arm's length. i think it is so important to capture "mom" in the picture every now & then so my boys have something to look back at years from now to know i was there. that's why these pictures make me so happy. because now i have something that immortalizes this time in our lives... when parker was a squirmy goofball & elliot was a ball of squish, when we lived in seattle & braved family pictures in the rain, when i was an exhausted overwhelmed mom of a 2.5 year old & three month old & sam was doing more than his fair share to keep it all together. this is our life right now. it's not always glamorous but when i look back at these pictures i might think it was. we look happy. we are happy. and now i have these pictures to remember this time forever.
and bonus? i showered and curled my hair that morning... it may have been the first time that's happened since elliot was born. but let's just pretend i look like this everyday, mmmk?