Is there anything more magical than adding a brand new member to your family? It’s quite a phenomenal event. I mean, there’s a person where there wasn’t a person before! It’s madness! Whether through marriage, by adoption, or birth (my family is fortunate to have experience with all these great ways to make a family), the growth of a new connection or branch on the family tree is a spectacular event. My family tree was fortunate enough to sprout a new branch recently – on my husband’s birthday, actually. I think getting our first nephew was a most perfect birthday present. Also, gifts are not my love language, so I didn’t get my husband a proper birthday present anyway.
Adorable little Evan greeted the world with a head full of hair and the most chill disposition of any tiny human that I’ve ever met. He is really quite wonderful. He instantly raised the world’s cuteness level.
My younger son, Sam, and I went with my parents to visit him in the hospital, so of course my camera came along. Hospital lighting is not my favorite thing, but sometimes – and especially days like this – moments matter far more than lights.
A week or so later, when Evan was all moved in to his home and had a chance to get to know his fur brother and fur sister, I went to their home to capture some moments of their first days as a family. Seeing my big brother as a daddy makes my heart do all kinds of wild fluttery joy things. In the parenting world, Eric and Nisha are naturals. They seem to be instant pros. And Louie and Cloe, the adorable pups, are being quite helpful with their new baby brother as well.
And he continues to raise the cuteness level in the world. Every day.