Jul 26, 2014

Milo: Two Months

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: Two Months &emdash;
Milo is two months old. He is the sweetest little guy. He smiles at me first thing in the morning and is starting to hit a predictable schedule. One of his most appreciated qualities is still sleep. He goes to bed around 8:00p.m. He wakes up around 1a.m. and 7:30 a.m. to eat and if we're all lucky he'll sleep with me some more until 9:00.  He has the best dude hair! One of his eyes is turning brown while the other remains blue. He hates riding in the car.

At his two month checkup he was 13.1 pounds and 23 inches long.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: Two Months &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: Two Months &emdash;


Jul 5, 2014

Milo: Month 1

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: One Month &emdash;
Milo is one month old and 11 pounds. He is cute and cuddly and wonderful. He started smiling and I can't get enough. He loves bath time! And he's started crying less. His best trick is sleeping through the night, other than to eat, and fall right back asleep. He has a pretty strong dislike for the carseat and bottles. His hair and eye color are still up for debate.

Flashback to Lucy's One Month.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: One Month &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: One Month &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: One Month &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: One Month &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: One Month &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo: One Month &emdash;

Jun 26, 2014

Milo's Family

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;
Daniel's parents and my mother came from out of town to welcome new baby Milo into the family. Time always slows down for me during these two weeks while people take out my trash and do my dishes and work on our to-do lists and play with my littles.

As a bonus to the event, we got to celebrate the Miller's 51st Wedding Anniversary!  What an honor to have them at our home for such an important day! We celebrated with cake.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: May 2014 Milo Newborn with Family &emdash;

Jun 24, 2014

Milo West Miller

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;
Meet Milo West.

He was born May 21, 2014 at 11:45a.m.  and weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz.

I went into labor at home, called the babysitter, Daniel and the doctor and had a fantastic and calm birth. Milo and I are well and healthy.

Milo is cuddly and sleepy and hungry and has a gorgeous head full of the softest hair. We are all smitten and learning how to best rearrange our life around a newborn, 2 year old and 10 year old. I am so excited to have another son.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: 6.9.2014 Milo Newborn &emdash;

Feb 10, 2014

Chocolate Prune Bread

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Bread &emdash;
I made some Chocolate and Prune Bread.  So super good! I think I'm going to take the stale leftovers to make bread pudding.

Here is a link to the chocolate bread recipe. I used the one in the book that included prunes and chocolate chips.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Bread &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Bread &emdash;

Feb 9, 2014

Snow

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Lucy Snow 2014 &emdash;
It wasn't much snow. But it was a lovely soft dry snow that blew around and crunched under our feet.



Jan 31, 2014

Small World

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;
I recognized the name of one of my portrait inquiries. When I consulted my files, sure enough, it was Penn's very first pediatrician ten years ago! He was referred by his next door neighbor. Who happens to be Penn's first babysitter! That babysitter happens to also live next to a couple whose wedding I photographed.

Small world. I need to check out the rest of this street.

He and his wife and kids are all amazing and smart and kind and beautiful. This portrait was one of the most fun ever.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Termelo 2013 &emdash;



Jan 23, 2014

Cotillion

Daniel ties Penn's tie for Cotillion.
Penn finished his first cotillion. Although an ancient right of passage for many, this was a brand new experience for me. Cotillion is a six week course that teaches social graces, basic etiquette and ballroom dancing with the goal for each student to learn courtesy, poise and dignity. They have to dress up for each class and the girls have to wear gloves.

I felt like if I waited until Penn was a teenager to enroll him he would find a good excuse to not go.  But at 10 he is still maleable and open to learning new things. He said it was fun and I melted inside at the rare glimpse of all those prim children and their manners.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Cotillion &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Cotillion &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Cotillion &emdash;

Sun Prints

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;
This weekend the kids and I scoured the alley for some interesting nature shapes. We brought them back and made sun prints.  This was a really fun activity for all of us!

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunprints &emdash;