Three kids into this parenting business, and I have learned a couple things. Never have great expectations for taking photos during the newborn weeks. The baby will be fine, but the other kids will be anything but cooperative for photos as they deal with their new sibling angst. Those pictures will not be shared.
However… a few months later everyone will bounce back, you’ll carefully align naps and feedings and sugar bribes, motivate your husband to smile (“genuinely!” you beg) for half an hour, and pray for the best as the sun drops in the sky.
And sometimes your prayers are answered as your toddler and preschooler twirl in the golden rays, the baby is calm, everyone smiles, and you catch your breath as you realize how beautiful the scenery is right in your very own neighborhood.
*All photos by Abby Sue Photography.
Photo credit: Abby Sue Photography. If you are local to Orange County, Abby is a gem!