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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Family photos

Now that we're a family of four, our friend Julia Robbs came over to take a few photos. She shot us at our apartment, just hanging out, as usual.
Amazing to think these two will be brothers and friends all their lives.
Alex and Toby have been spending so much time together these days, and I'm so grateful to watch their relationship grow even sweeter and deeper.
Lucky Toby has also gotten 8 million new "big brother" presents from friends! You've never seen so many toy cars and taxis:)
Remember this photo of Toby? Such a flashback!
Thank you so much, Julia! What a gift to have photos capturing these dreamy, hazy, chaotic, wonderful early days. xoxo

81 comments:

Jennifer said...

SO sweet. Gorgeous photos, beautiful family!
~Jennifer

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] said...

What a beautiful family you have, Joanna. Lucky girl! xx

P.S. We are also adjusting to life as a new family of four. What a lovely adventure!

myheartscontentblog.com said...

Lovely lovely photos - they made me smile so much.

I wondered how you felt about Alex and Toby growing so close at the moment. I only have one child, but friends have told me how their oldest child and husband grew closer whilst they occupied themselves with the new baby and how that broke their hearts a little bit. I think I would feel the same. I'd love your thoughts, if that's not really nosy. Apologies if so.

Stella Dobry said...

I love these pictures! You're a very beautiful family.

Ayesha said...

Love these! Julia did such an amazing job!

Shruti Kapoor said...

Very sweet!!

Lana said...

So wonderful! Makes me want to inhale the smell of a newborn's head. :)You make it look so tranquil.

Michelle Panting said...

Gorgeous photos. The Toby and Anton squinty shoulder pics are so similar, it's insane. I can't wait to see those two grow up together on your blog!

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bobbi said...

mine is a family of eight. Me, a dog and six cats! I'm single and I don't think I'll ever get married, partly my choice, partly destiny's choice, so it's always refreshing to see people like you. Lucky girl, and pretty kids!

butternutb said...

I cannot wait until I have babies of my own to cuddle

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~ Dellah ~ said...

Very sweet pictures, I go crazy for baby toes! I've also found that since we've had our 2nd child who's almost 3, how important it is to foster an even stronger bond between the hubby and our oldest who's such a mama's boy and a lover. The snap of your hubby and Toby having their own time is really endearing.

Hanna Lee said...

Just precious beyond words :)
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heykay said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Beautiful beyond words!

Bird said...

"Amazing to think these two will be brothers and friends all their lives." That made my eyes swell. A very beautiful family.

Mel Cerri said...

Anton looks like he has an experienced & wise soul. :)

Erin said...

I love the pictures - thank you so much for sharing. And I love, too, your summation: "dreamy, hazy, chaotic, wonderful early days". That so beautifully describes it!

Elizabeth Lee said...

these are seriously beautiful! x

SMS said...

I love your dress and lacy camisole. Looks comfortable/practical, yet lovely. I'm due in 3 weeks, and it makes me want to be sure not to dress like a slob in the early days (at least some of the time) :)

Champagne Sunday said...

Beautiful photos!

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Remy said...

Yikes! These made me want to have a second baby (I just had my first one in January). Congratulations, you have a beautiful family!

Andrea Magnusson said...

Lovely Family and beautiful Photographs! :)

New Mom and the City said...

Beautiful pictures.
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Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Congrats again Joanna! Lovely pics of you and your guys :)
I was wondering how you came up with the name Anton for your littlest as you were discussing totally different names beforehand - I was sure you´ll go with Eli instead!

Mariana Hodges said...

beautiful pictures! congrats on the new addition. having a sibling definitely makes the world a better place!

Olithée said...

what a beautiful family
really something to be proud of

happy daze

Alexa said...

these are gorgeous! you look lovely and blissed out.

Lisette said...

I love relaxed family photos such as these.

Stephanie said...

Aw beautiful photos, lovely post :) x

Jane said...

they are beautiful~

Akshara Vivekananthan said...

These photos are so precious! They have a natural vibe to them- absolutely beautiful :)

Rachel Ball said...

so beautiful. thank you for sharing these with us :)

Laurel Cyr said...

Look at those cheeks! Nice job Mama! I love how Anton looks at you in the 2nd photo. Your family is beautiful. Those first days when everyone is home and on the new baby's schedule (or lack of it) really are such a wonderful and equally difficult time. As hard as it is, I already miss it! Congrats.

marisa125 said...

I'm curious about this too -- I'm due with our second in September and I feel like my oldest son (almost 2.5yo) and I have been bonding so much this summer (especially since I've been more inclined to lay down as much as possible and he's kindly obliged by laying next me while we read books). This makes me anxious about what things are going to be like after our new one arrives and he'll have to not only share me with a little brother or sister, but also I'll have to see my husband have more Dad & Me time with him.

Grace Beekman said...

Stunning photos! I love how they capture your life at home so beautifully. What a treasure to have!


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Danielle E. Alvarez said...

So sweet! She really captured so much love in those photos.

Diana Khasankhanova said...

Such a lovely family photos

Maria Melnichuk said...

You are so lucky to have each other! Great pictures!
You look wonderful, but my heart belongs to Toby! :)

Catherine Masi said...

Such love.

Susie said...

Beautiful family :)
Btw, Toby's eyes are mesmerizing! <3

{ f } said...

Lovely photos capturing such a beautiful family! Congrats!

Mrs. P Vega said...

These are so sweet. Looks like Toby is adjusting well to his role as big brother. I also love the idea of a photoshoot at home in your comfort zone. you all look so relaxed and at ease.

anne taylor said...

So beautiful! I love that picture of Toby and Alex. Hope you are all faring well and staying healthy and happy!

Mirela said...

Oh my, I die. These are soooooooo sweet...!! Baby Anton looks so peaceful! Beautiful pictures, congrats!

Maggie Stevenson said...

Gorgeous pics, beautiful family!
-Maggie
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Megan Ritchey said...

I love these! Especially the one of baby Anton resting on your shoulder in the same pose as baby Toby.

Denene said...

Great pics! How sweet that Tobi got big brother gifts. What a great idea and an awesome way to make him feel special!

Attiser said...

lovely pics... adorable family!!1

Cherry Blossoms said...

What beautiful photos and even more beautiful memories await for you and your family. Congrats!

CAROLIN. said...

Adorable photos, but where is your photo with Toby?

Molly said...

SO super beautiful! Congratulations!! xo

allison said...

Great photos! The school bus made me smile, my parents bought my son one from the hospital gift shop when they brought him to see his new baby sister.

rebecca said...

these are just wonderful, Joanna. :)

Calvin Smith said...

Nice photos :)

Ladan Nikravan said...

Beautiful dress! Where is it from?
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dakotabee said...

Aww.. this one is my favorite: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rCC4JghQN-8/UgAD3Gg0-iI/AAAAAAABDfY/04Uemxt6x0w/s1600/2.jpg

smash said...

Such sweet pictures. You look beautiful!

lessthanperfectmama.com said...

Wonderful photos! Looks like your little family is getting along well. The joy that your kids give you really comes across in your photos and posts. Lovely!

nicole reed said...

I couldn't be happier for you, Joanna! I've been reading your blog for years & it's been so incredible to watch you become a mama of two special boys :]

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studiocitro said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos - innocent, sweet, happy - warms my heart :) Congratulations!!!!

joannkk said...

I've just noticed that Anton's hair is so blond!

Sandy Maryn said...

The Mickey Mouse balloon pic is priceless. Toby will treasure it when he's older.

kharini said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

Chandra Fredrick said...

how amazing is that identical pic with Toby? congrats on your beautiful boys.

Kathleen Heffner said...

Adorable! I love the shot of Toby lying on the floor beside his baby brother! so cute!

Ladies in Navy said...

what exquisite images
kw ladies in navy

Lotte Aguilera said...

What a beautiful pictures! They capture so many sweet emotions. A picture can really tell more then a thousand words can.

The Slow Pace said...

Amazing pictures! I have been on holidays and I didn't have the chance to read your blog. It's amazing how Anton has changed! :)
You have a wonderful family!
xx,
E.
www.theslowpace.com

Laura D said...

Wow, that picture is such a flashback, they could be twins!

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ishouldprobablytellyou said...

Lovely photos! Something in me snapped and now I'm rethinking my 5 year plan. Baby rabies are hard.

Arielle said...

This are so p-r-e-c-i-o-u-s! I love that she captured them at your home-so laid back!

Annette said...

Great idea to have someone take pics so everyone can be in the pictures!

marketa anna medas said...

oooh you are so beautifull!:) have a nice summer evening:)here in Slovakia is 25degree and its almost 11pm

eleanor james said...

Joanna, these photos are lovely. :) I recently read an article about baby swaddling that I thought you might be interested in:http://www.bobafamily.com/research/strollers-baby-carriers-and-infant-stress/
xoxo

Cheryl said...

He is so perfect!!!! Love the light in these photos. So happy for you:)

Ana said...

Hi Joanna, what a lovely family! Very nice!!

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Janet said...

Such sweet photos - thanks for sharing. And have fun this weekend!

Etsy Microuniverse said...

Love your family photos!

Annie Hepworth said...

Jo these photos are just beautiful. Made me smile :)

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