the wonderfuls. (part two)

i first introduced you to this beautiful family here.
i wanted to share more of them with you now.

i love being with them in general...
but on this day we were able to celebrate #four.

there is nothing quite like being in a home with a newborn.
feels like the divine enters into the normal
and makes the air feel more holy.

makes me pause.
and breathe more slowly.
this next one takes my breath away.
quiet and new all wrapped up in silky soft skin.

next you'll see
one of my FAVORITE things about this family: 
their laughter.

what a gift. to make each other laugh.

i love the oldest... i could stand to learn a few things from her.
i love that i asked her what her favorite books were, and she grabbed a huge stack.
i love that while she was waiting for me to photograph her, she couldn't help but devour
one of those books right away.
and i love that baby sister followed her out there... grabbed a few literary favorites of her own.
and snuggled right up to her.
but my absolute favorite thing about these pictures...
is the way big sister is marking her place in her book with her finger
(bottom right of the series) while she rubs noses with little sister.

these kids have learned to laugh like their mom and dad.
i love big brother too. i love that while the girls were reading, he was playing madlibs.

and this one below is another all time favorite.
every mom needs to see this. daily.

more than a mirror,
and more than a letter.

because it speaks volumes.
and reveals more about who we are than our own distorted perceptions.

it says,
"you have taught me how to love.
and for that, i will love you forever."

thanks wonderfuls...
for the love, laughter, and sweetest memories!

(feel free to share what is here...)