I was able to go over to see Olivia again yesterday and got to stay and play. She was SUCH a sweet little baby, and hardly made one peep the entire session. I’m so excited about these images.
WOW! That’s all I can say. I walked in to the birthing room exactly 1 minute after Miss O made her debut. I missed the initial reactions, but I’m so glad I did get to capture the wonderful first moments of her life. What an overwhelming feeling to be in the room and not be the one doing the birthing. It has been 4 years since I’ve been in a labor and delivery room (Ronan’s birth), however, the last time I witnessed the first few hours of a someone else’s little blessing was back in 2004 and it happened to be with another Olivia (my friend Catherine’s baby). I can’t say enough about how great the staff was and how helpful and informative it was to see her Doula in action, not to mention that Heather gave birth all natural and began breastfeeding shortly after. WHAT an HONOR to be invited in this incredible day for the Hurd family! Happy Birthday Olivia!!
Time is passing quickly and spring warmth is in full force. Unfortunately the wind storms in Clovis have yet to get the hint that no one wants them around. We are currently under a “brown out” warning, which means I have a headache. The amount of dust flowing through the air and making it’s way into our lungs is off the charts. No sense in it being 80 outside if we can’t go out and play. The wind storms have gotten SO much worse from 3.5 years ago when we moved here. They used to be one a year, and now it seems like it’s once a week. Is it windy more often in your neck of the woods?
Only about 6-8 more weeks of Clovis weather and it’s off to experience something new! Spokane is calling my name! I can’t wait to be reunited! ;)
Our week has been spent celebrating Ronan’s 4th birthday!! Can you believe this guy is 4?? When did that happen.
Ronan and his marshmallow gun.
Ava finishing a chapter book. ( her second one this week).
Ronan asleep with one of his favorite gifts from his birthday. (Thanks Ellie).
Ronan in the new indoor park the base built! Yay! Cannon AFB needed one of these desperately.
Here are some shots from Ronan’s party:
Did I tell you that we are moving? NO? Well let me tell you. We got the official word a few weeks ago that we are heading back to Spokane, WA. We have come to love our life in Clovis, but we are also excited to go back to the land of plenty. Clovis is the land of online shopping. I fear I will forget how close we will be to shopping in Spokane and still order stuff online. But then again….who forgets that there is a Target nearby? I will not go into a Walmart probably EVER again.
We will most likely be out of here in very early June. June/July/August/September are probably the best months to enjoy Spokane, so what a blessing it is that we will be arriving right in that time frame. I’m beyond excited.
Here is some updates since my last personal post:
Ronan after preschool most days. Leaves his pants in the bathroom and digs for buried treasure.
Still trying to fit into his 2T spider man suit. (I got him a new one for his birthday, but don’t tell)
Ava smiling for me at the latest photography group meet up. Love this girl!!
Spring arrives here in Clovis. Seeing new blooms on the trees makes me so happy.
Ronan wasn’t feeling so great, he laid there most of the day.
He obviously felt better the next day. He always asks for chocolate “opa-meal” aka oatmeal for breakfast. I cook some plain oats and add in dark chocolate. He loves that.
Showing off his sword as he watched Mulan.
This is my model for my photography classes. She has great skin tone, and listens so well!