She Smiles at Me and We Go Out

I took these first two pictures Sunday. She’s in a onesie and tights only because I’d already taken off her dress. She looked so darn pretty sleeping like that 🙂

This morning after I nursed her she was smiling nonstop at me. And doing these itty bitty coos, too. It was the most adorable thing ever! I grabbed my camera and held it straight over my head and took these:

Then I put her on the floor to talk to her some more. The older girls came in and wanted to talk to her, too. They were having so much fun watching their baby sister smiling and cooing!

Oh gosh she’s so funny!

She’s constantly staring at me and smiling at me. It’s amazing how even the fourth time around it still feels so new and exciting and heart warmingly precious.

This is one of my favorite pictures of her ever, I think. I love that head tilted back, crinkled-nose smile! And the gums peeking out. Ack, cute!

Cooing 🙂

Cooing and grinning.

So after a morning of smiles from Ember we decided to go to the arboretum!

The weather was total perfection. The kids were angels. It was pretty much the best day ever.

This trip we headed for Ayer Lake to look around. Usually we stick to the thicker trees and the cool boulders but we wanted a change of scenery.

A nice older man took this of me and the kids.

They were watching minnows in the lake.

This was over in the children’s section.

She was being so cute the whole time.

And she was being a whiny bum. hehe

A very cute whiny bum.

Very cute.

Brooklyn kept asking me to take pictures of her Jaguar. We have twenty pictures that I’m going to print out for her to put in a photo album. She’s super excited about it.

Ember slept almost the entire time.

She woke up at the end and nursed for twenty minutes while the other kids played in the children’s section.

The last thing they did is watch the sprinklers.

They got a little wet.

Oh yeah, the funniest part was when we first got the arboretum we saw a pretty tree with yellow leaves which were all falling to the ground and Brooklyn shouts out, “Hey it’s FALL at the arboretum!! Mom, we do get to see fall after all!”

We got home and I immediately changed into pajama pants and put my hair up and made* lunch while holding a very fussy Ember.
*And by made lunch I mean reheated leftovers. haha

6 thoughts on “She Smiles at Me and We Go Out

  • I know I'm a complete stranger to you, but I would hang out with you any day of the week. Your family is so cute and I can relate with you on so much! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your life with us in cyber world! 🙂


  • I completely agree with Meggan above! You have such a beautiful family and you guys look like such a fun bunch 🙂 And I love the way Ember places her hands as she sleeps on you♥


  • I wish I had your editing skills! I've had Photoshop Elements for going on 3 years and still don't know how to use it. I love your photographs! Such adorable kids, and you make it look easy to get out with 4 kiddos.

  • I also agree with Meggan. You sound like you'd be an awesome mommy friend to hang out with and your kids are SO CUTE!!! Payson looks like such a goof and Ember makes my ovaries ache. (I have 2 boys, 3 & 1, and we're done having kids.)

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