Little Rebel

I am making a collection of these pictures to show Fox when he is a grown-up. I think he might get a kick out of them. Can you guess the unifying theme? I promise I am not posing him, these all occur naturally.

(Hint: Some would call it the “one finger salute.”)




First Grade

Jude started 1st grade this year. It was so neat to see how confident he felt and how excited he was to return to school. Joe was disappointed that he wasn’t able to take Jude to his class on the first day of school, so Fox and I made sure to document everything. Jude felt a little nervous when we got to the classroom, but we went to visit his Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Gallagher, who gave him just the boost he needed.



Check out the big boy backpack!

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Posing with his brother



The walk to school.


One more picture with Fox.


Getting settled at his desk for morning work. He was starting to feel a little sad having that Fox and I were going to leave.


At the end of the day, he reported that he really liked 1st grade.

2 Months Old

Fox turned two months old on the 4th. He weighs 12 lbs 7 oz and is 22.25 inches. So, needless to say, he is growing and changing every day. He smiles and coos now. Jude always says “Isn’t that the cutest thing you ever heard, Mom.” He loves when I bounce him like he is jumping on my belly and he loves to sleep on his Daddy’s chest for naps. He is getting stronger and can hold his head up and turn from side to side. He loves riding in the stroller to take Jude to school and actually seems to enjoy his bouncy chair and playmat. He LOVES baths! Jude would cry when he had to take a bath (actually, he still does) but Fox could be crying and the bath will make him stop. His baby acne has mostly cleared up and he looks amazing!

I guess I should have thought ahead before I scheduled his 2 month appointment on his 2 month birthday. He got shots and cried for most of the day. So, he wasn’t all goo-goo-ga-ga happy when I took pictures. Actually, he was pretty mad.



What are you doing, Mom?


Oh great, pictures with the fox, AGAIN!


Seriously, make her stop!


Okay, she stopped. I am done crying.




What? Something is touching my head?


I don’t like this.

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Now I am sad, again.


Yep, I am sad. So sad. Crying and crying and crying.

One Month Old

Here are pictures of one month old Fox. My sweet boy gained weight rapidly from being just a tiny 6 pound baby to a nice portly 8 pound jellybean. The doctor actually had him weighed twice at his two week appointment, because he thought it seemed irregular to have gained so much weight so quickly.

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Who Wore It Best?

I just love seeing Fox in Jude’s old outfits. I remember how cute I thought they were the first time around. So, I am imagine we have 5 more years of doppelganger pictures. This is my favorite outfit; a gnome onesie given to Jude from my friend, Courtney. I knew that even if we had a girl, baby number two was going to wear this outfit. Here they both are at 3 weeks old.

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Mom vs. Kids

Here’s the set-up: I think of a really cute picture idea. I set up the scenario. Jude is laughing and smiling. Fox is cooperating. I go get the camera to
document the cuteness. This is what I get.


Apparently my kids are not fans of me trying to take their pictures all the time.

Baby and Family Pictures

How I love pictures of newborns! Thank goodness we had already booked a photographer in advance, since Fox arrived early. Alissa from Little Dreamers Photography came to our house to do a newborn photo session, and the pictures turned out magical! Think I am joking? Just take a peek. Looking at these pictures just makes my heart expand.

Considering we were exhausted and slightly sweaty (you gotta keep the house toasty for newborn pics), our pictures came out amazing. Poor Fox! He had a giant hematoma on his head that will always be in his newborn pictures for the rest of his life, but that’s exactly how he looked. So despite his giant bump, I am so glad that we will always have these to treasure. I also think that it’s neat that both boys were 6 days old when we had their pictures taken. Just a little symmetry there (as if having two July boys with birthdays 3 days apart born in the same hospital room, wasn’t symmetry enough).

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Super 6

Jude’s 6th birthday was 3 days after Fox was born, and only a day after we came home from the hospital. So, needless to say, this wasn’t the most planned out celebration. Poor Joe! We got home from the hospital, and he had to go birthday present shopping, because we hadn’t picked out anything yet.

It was a very low-key birthday. Joe took Jude to the Jumpy Place that afternoon for some bounce house fun, and then they went to GameStop to pick out video games. Later we had family over for cake and pizza. It actually was a hard day for Jude, as the day went on. He wasn’t much in the mood for celebrating or having all that attention on him. I think he was still adjusting to all the big changes in our family life. He was in a negative mood that day, but it all ended well and at the end of the night he was excited about his gifts.

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