Monday, June 29, 2015

Porter Party of Five : Family Portraits


Now whenever I see a family portrait that looks half way decent with three young children and three young boys at that, I marvel. Good family photography is an art glorious to behold... I think I'll stick with weddings.
I always hoped I'd be that totally put together mom with all my children loving to take pictures with me, and I guess in the back of my mind I still hang on to the hope maybe on day my girl children with like pictures. But right now, the three year old, and one year old just aren't too into it. The three year old is getting better, he actually was excited about getting a picture with the baby, so maybe there's hope after all but I'm not counting the chickens yet.

The boys really love their new brother. Evin woke up the morning of Ransom's birth and was immediately happy to have new sibling. And once Scotty had made sure everyone knew all the blankets in the house were his he was good with the baby being here. I'm excited to see them become good friends as they grow up.
I always figured I'd have a girl first then a boy, or maybe a boy first and then a girl, or maybe two girls, but never did I think I'd be the mom with three boys first! But turns out I'm quite outnumbered, and I don't mind at all. I love these guys!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ransom Alan : Newborn Pictures


Ransom has been a perfect baby for the last week and a half. He cried once when he was born and then only when he's hungry he lets out a few whimpers. I'm so thankful for his sweet, laid back spirit. God knows what each mommy needs. I'm not taking the peace for granted, but I sure am blessed with how the transition from two to three has been so far. I know it could change at any minute, but I'm not complaining for now. I'm also very thankful my mom has been able to help out since his birth, we'll see how it is when she leaves.

Grandma and Daddy took the boys out for lunch and Ransom and I had a little photo session together. Here are the official newborn pictures.
So far he has blue/gray eyes, brown hair, Uncle Andrew's hairline, Tim's nose (thank you Lord), my long arms and skin tone. It's amazing how much they change over a few days at this age!

I'll be posting a little more about his birth, family pictures, and why we named him Ransom Alan, so stay tuned.

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