Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Erickson's New (one year old) Addition

So...your first child arrives and there is great fanfare.  You have lots of pictures and memory books and everything revolves around that child.  Then something equally important happens.  You have a second child.  Now you are in survival mode.  You are outnumbered (unless the hubby is home which only happens for 2-3 waking hours of the child's life- during the week days).  So for 21 hours a day, you are splitting your time and having to decide who's needs are more immediate.  (Let's not even get into what it is like when #3 comes along.  Let's just say in our house, on a daily basis there was a time-thankfully a short time- when all four of us were in tears.)

Enter the Erickson family.  Nils and Chris go way back.  When I say way back I mean like there are pictures of them in diapers together.  Don't you just love friends like that?  They get you in a way that no one else does.  Thankfully, Chris and Nils have kept in touch and our families like to spend time together (when we can make our busy schedules collide).  Karli (Nils' awesome wife) mentioned that they needed some new family pictures.  Last summer they built an amazing house and had baby number 2.  Can you say crazy busy?  I am not sure they can....they are too crazy busy even to say it.  Karli joked that they didn't have any pictures of Tate (#2) anywhere in their new, totally awesome, house.  I looked around and realized that she wasn't joking.  So, we got to work.

Here is what we came up with.

First comes love.

Then comes marriage.

Then comes a baby (or 4 year old in this picture).

Bodie and Friends

Don't you love his curtains?
Then comes chaos.  Number #2.  So much fun, but it takes you awhile to come up for air.  Hence the one year lag in pictures in the Erickson house.  I am sure that this is true all throughout the world.  So here is the debut of Tate Erickson.

And this one.  See the chaos in the background.  So cute right?

And the photoshoot wouldn't be complete without a brothers picture.  Want to know how to get a one year old to hold still for a picture?  You got it...lollipops.

They have a great bedroom with a cool bed, but it was a bit bright in there and the one year old didn't want to hold still for many pictures, so I am going to try again soon to get "the shot" that takes your breath away and has Christmas card status.  Wish me luck!

I love this family and are so grateful for them.  I love that my husband has his "little buddy" that he can talk to and live life alongside.

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