Simple Things Sunday: Hello World!

My new favorite thing ever — baby yawns.

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the pending arrival of Sara’s little sweetheart. Well, the little lady has arrived and she’s pretty stinkin’ adorable. She has stolen the hearts of her very proud parents, and quickly found her way into a special corner of mine.

Welcome to the world, baby Charlotte!

Project 52: Be Still

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Since this week’s blogging theme was more or less “Baby Connor,” I figured, why ruin a good thing? I love this picture of my beautiful friend peacefully rocking her sweet little boy. I think the lighting and the black & white photo add to the calmness of the image.

I’m still on a total friendship, life, love high after last weekend. And while I know that little man will exponentially change by the time I next see him, I’m grateful I was able to capture so many moments of this sweet baby stage.

See how others interpreted this weeks theme of “Be Still” here.

And if you’ve found me through P52, this week’s blog was chock-full-o-pictures, so check ’em out before you leave!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Little Big Moments Take 25

There’s something truly magical about watching a friend transition into Motherhood. About looking at her baby and thinking, “holy cow, you MADE that.” The girl I used to trampse around the city with and do crazy things at random college parties is now this full on Mommy to the happiest, sweetest little boy. A testament to how well she has embraced this new calling.

I’ve always known Christine was something awesome, but to see her parent with such ease and enthusiasm was really inspirational.

She plays the role of Superwoman very well, balancing a baby on her hip while she simultaneously unloads the dishwasher, heats up homemade soup in the crock pot and sings silly little songs that make the baby laugh. But she’s also honest enough to say, “It’s awesome, but I’m tired.” To talk about the real side of Mommyhood, the tough parts, but to know it’s all worth it when your motivation looks like this…

And there’s something so awesome about loving on your friend’s baby. Alex and I had the best time playing Aunties for the weekend, and my heart has just expanded to make room for this sweet little man.

The friendships, the laughter, the conversations, the love…it’s all still there. It just looks a little different now. And the ‘different’ is good. So, so good.

For example, this is us hitting up the newest “It” spot. No cover charge…

And we’re still into kissing boys…

Of course we make sure we hit the gym after a girls night out…

And coffee chats are still the best way to catch up on each other’s lives…

There is one thing that’s very different though…

Instead of calling “Shotgun”, now we call “Backseat!” And it’s easy to see why…