Earlier this week, William spent the day with his Aunt Stephanie when I went to work. As an elementary school teacher, I’m constantly thinking about, referring to, and reading children’s books. You’re all familiar with the famous If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, right? Well, today’s post is titled, “When a photographer watches your baby…”
Literally twenty minutes after I dropped him off at her house, I received this picture:
Impromptu mini photo session! Yes, having the best photographer ever as your sister is the best thing ever. Not to mention, she’s an incredible momma, as well! (And aunt, and sister, and friend, and I could go on and on and on and on.)
All pictures in today’s post are from Stephanie. Many came from either her Instagram (@SCPstudio) or her Facebook page, so I’m using her captions because, in addition to being a phenomenal photographer, she’s also excellent with her words!
Anyway, soon after, this gem came:
Cousin love. Do you see how Audrey is clutching William’s arm for dear life? She always has to be touching him. And Jacob is just playing it cool, as usual. He’s got five years of posing under his belt; he knows what to do when the camera comes out. All they’re missing is their other cousin Jackson!
Their day began as they took Jacob to school (KINDERGARTEN, yikes, when did that happen?!). Stephanie’s caption, “They love him and want to keep him.”
Check out William’s chins!
In the morning, I gave Stephanie a quick lesson on babywearing. Like everything else she does, she mastered it in no time!
Steph’s caption, “Baby wearing… a pretty cute accessory today.”
Soon it was time for Audrey’s gymnastics class which I can only imagine to be the cutest thing ever. Steph’s caption, “Baby William watching Audrey on the bars. She glanced over her shoulder only every two minutes to make sure he was still watching her preform.”
Jacob was jealous that William got to watch Audrey do gymnastics and he didn’t. Audrey said we could all come watch her a different time. “And baby William!” she kept saying over and over.
Steph’s caption, “Can we go wake baby William up now? Now? When can we wake baby William up?”
Steph’s caption, “You may be sick of the Audrey and baby William love fest, but here’s one more… She literally is the most gentle person with him. She rubs his back if he fusses, asking him, ‘You okay, baby William?’, reads him stories, pets his cheeks, and kisses his hands. #truebabylove”
Eventually it was time to pick up Jacob from school, so Steph took all three tots to the park for some play time before I came back.
Do you think they had a good day together? I think so.
And lastly, my two favorite pictures from the day.
Steph’s caption, “The only person who might have loved being with William all day more than me was this girl… she was sad to see him have go home and didn’t want to leave his side all. day. long.”
Steph’s caption, “When she is older and I tell her stories about how much she loved and cared for her littlest cousin ‘baby William’ (as we all call him now) when she was only two years old, I will show her this photograph.”
And right when I finished writing this post, Stephanie texted me saying, “Check e-mail.” I found seven more pictures of the kiddies from the day that are even cuter than the above, if that’s even possible. But you’ll have to stay tuned next week for those!
Have a fabulous weekend, friends! xo