I've been going through the photos Sarah took of Casper a couple of weeks ago. He's already grown and changed so much. How can this be!? The days pass too quickly. I need to slow down, breath in his sweet smelling head and savor these moments with my boys. The dust bunnies can wait. There is nothing more important to me.



"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Casper: 3 weeks old! He gained a full pound this week.
Linus: He's become very protective of his baby Casper.



"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Casper: His first bath!
Linus: He has a nap after every swim class.


My littlest boy...

 We were so lucky to have our friend Sarah come over this afternoon to take a few photos of Casper. He was wide awake for nearly the entire time giving her a bit of a challenge, but she totally rocked it! I asked her to replicate a few adorable shots I found on Pinterest (the first and last of these) and I'm in love with how they turned out. Thank you so much, Sarah! I can't decide which photo is my favourite. 



"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Linus: Mastering his new role as big brother.
Casper: 1 week old! 


1 week

 I can't believe our little Casper is already a week old and at the same time it seems as though he's been in our family forever. We're a family of four now and it feels so very perfect. 

We're doing well. Healing and healthy and thriving. We've ventured out a bit to pick up a few things, take Linus for a much needed hair cut, and to visit the doctor. I'm feeling really good so far. Nursing has been challenging. I'm cracked and sore and had one very engorged breast a couple of days ago. I was forced to pump for three months with Linus and then switch to formula, so it's all very new for me. I got some help and I think I'm starting to figure it out now. I'm getting plenty of practice! 

Casper Bear is an absolute dream- a wide eyed, smiley babe full of wonder and curiosity. He's sure to cause a stir in this world. Linus is in love with him and takes every opportunity to kiss his peachy head and to find and give him back his missing sock or soother. He helps me with the laundry and always make sure to clean up his toys and games when he's done with them. I'm bursting with love for these guys. We're doing our best to include and take extra time with Linus to chat, play and cuddle. My mom has been a huge help. Linus has been over to her house to play with Jedi and Sadie after preschool a number of times this week. They were working on making a piƱata a couple of days ago for Jedi's TMNT themed birthday party. He'll be turning 5 on the 28th!

This weekend has been so wonderful. Evan and I have been playing board games with Linus, cuddling and savoring every sweet moment with our two boys. 

Thank you all for all your well wishes. I seriously am the luckiest.



"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Linus + Casper: Brothers meeting for the first time in the hospital. 

Casper Bear Griffith

Born on March 1st at 10:25 pm. 
7lbs 9oz and 18.5 inches long. He's perfect in every way and looks so much like Linus. 
He has a sweet smelling peach fuzz head that we can't stop kissing and stork bites on his eyes. I wouldn't change a thing about him. He's nursing well and he looks like a mini Gandhi when he's naked.
We're over the moon and our heart strings are exploding.
I've seen him smile in his sleep 7 times already.
Welcome to the world my little love!