Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Photoshoot

In Keith's family, we open presents on Christmas Eve.  This meant that we had tons of wrapping paper around on Christmas morning... perfect for a Lucky photoshoot!  I assembled the brightly colored paper around the boppy as Lucas napped. 

The setup
 Keith captured me as I prepared Lucas for the shoot. 

There are so many cute pictures, but only one can make it into Lucky's picture of the day album.  

Lucas has discovered his hands, so he holds all the time.  Super cute! 

Daddy helping us capture smiles


The winner! 
The following pictures don't need a caption.  I think they speak for themselves. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year!

We are having a great trip in Boston.  I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!  Here are some auto awesomes from Google+.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Reindeer Boys and 2 month checkup

I don't want anyone to think that Indy has been left out of the holiday photoshoots!  Indy and Lucky continue to get along very well.  Indy will come over and say hi to the baby, maybe lick a hand or foot. 

A super calm puppy even when the baby cried.
Indy handled getting whacked in the face by Lucky like a champ
Indy is super energetic when he is by himself, but super gentle when near the baby.  Yesterday I practiced putting Indy back in his antlers and with the steady command I got a good minute before he started scratching the hat off.  Today he sat still with the antlers on next to the baby for over 10 minutes! (I settled Indy first before getting the baby ready.) 

The winner!
Lucky had his 2 month checkup yesterday.  He is 10 lbs 14 oz now.  It is funny since we only retired the newborn clothes a week ago!  Technically 3 month clothes say they are for 8-12 lbs... well now I know to not read too much into the sizing.  We survived the multiple shots at the appointment, and are thrilled that Lucky is still so healthy. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Auto Awesome!

Google Plus "Auto Awesomed" the picture of Lucky when I uploaded it into blogger.  Look at the sparkles! 

I'd say Lucky is pretty awesome, wouldn't you? 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone! I couldn't resist doing some really cute holiday pictures with little Lucky. Can you believe that he his now two months old?

The first night of Chanukkha. 
Anime cry eyes


We're very thankful for Lucas!
Now that the holidays are out of the way, it is time for Lucky's latest milestone, he's now 2 months old! He was such a ham in our photoshoot that I couldn't pick just one picture.

Well done smile capture mode on camera.  (Turns out my response time is better, but 5 pictures in a row has captured some pretty nice ones.) 

Happy boy laying in his crib

Full body shot.  (I couldn't get his whole body and him smiling at the same time...)
Obligatory crying shot
I love our purple Christmas tree.  (We had a purple tree before any association with Northwestern!  This tree will be a lot more special again once we move.)  This Jewish girl still gets super excited when it comes to decorating the tree.  Each year we put on Die Hard as the background while I trim and Keith supervises.  This year, Lucky and Keith were the supervisors offering suggestions while I placed the ornaments.  One of these years we'll have to get actual Christmas music, or at least find a kid friendly Christmas movie to play when Lucky becomes more aware of his surroundings. 

Now given how much I love to put the baby in cute situations, do you think I'd pass up an opportunity to play with the baby and our tree?   

Our little reindeer/elf

Merry Christmas, Everyone! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Picture Fun Time with Mom

I really love taking pictures of Little Lucky.  Sometimes the less perfect photos are just as good as the best ones.   It is really hard to pick just one to share, so today I decided to share a bunch of my favorites. 

The "Best" Photo from the shoot
"I don't know about this..."
I think the crying shots are hilarious
I love this one because it looks like he's giggling.  There was a smile in there, but he has not laughed yet.

I like the clear paci's because they don't show up easily!
The wiggler pulled the hat down over his eyes
"I'm a hungry caterpillar!"
I love my boy!
He grabbed his hands himself!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Newborn Photoshoot & Lucas at 5 weeks

Lucky is now 5.5 weeks old and it is amazing to see how different he looks from his newborn photoshoot!  We loved our photographer Sarah Severson and are thrilled with how the pictures came out.  Check out more pictures on Sarah's blog, Lucas 7 Days New(Can I add how much I love "7 days new"?  Why didn't I use that before!)

7 Days New
It is so much fun to watch our string bean develop.  He changes so much each day.  He is gaining weight like a champ and is very healthy.  Lucky is currently in the 12th percentile for weight, but 84th percentile for height! 


When Alan and Jenn came to town to visit, Jenn took some amazing photos of our little family down by the lake.  

 Jenn even captured some amazing shots of us taking our selfies. 

Here is the picture that we captured (we accidentally had the camera on sepia mode.) 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Little Lucky is 4 weeks old!

He is getting so big!  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween (and how Indy gets along with the baby)!

The Brown Family Pumpkin Patch!
We are so happy that our two baby boys are getting along so well.  It seemed fitting for Lucky's first costume to be a pumpkin.  You cannot tell in this first picture, but one of the pumpkins is wearing a Red Sox hat.  And yes, I did bedazzle a pumpkin with purple rhinestones (before the baby was born, I don't have that much time now!)    

When it comes to his baby brother, Indy isn't a "Bad Dog" at all.  He is gentle and sweet with the baby.   He knows that the baby is something precious, and is very gentle whenever the baby is on the floor.  Indy does like to sniff little Lucky, and maybe lick his foot, but otherwise he stays back unless we encourage him to come closer.  Keith and I picked out this costume for him because the baby can only see high contrast items currently.  In a black and white costume, this should be stimulating to the baby.  A win, win, win in my book!  (It doesn't hurt that Indy's command to go to his crate is "Go to Jail!")

I also want to add that Indy has never been more photogenic until we had the baby, which is great because we really only have one subject flailing around!