You’ve mastered sitting up. You can roll around with the best of them.
Now for that very tricky business of getting those little legs working and standing up.
Tip #1: Pick a spot with a soft landing.
Tip #2: Have your loving family around for support.
Now clamber, grab and heave.
Reality check for the second born. Big brothers have a habit of muscling in and showing you how to do it. They’ve been there. Probably done it. Most likely got the t-shirt first.
This big brother has mastered the fine art of being both big, brave and cute to boot.
But this little brother seems to have learnt from the best.
But there will always be a bigger boy in the house, ready and waiting to teach them everything he knows, share his passions, give his love. Dads are very good at that.
Being outnumbered 3 – 1 in a house full of boys isn’t so bad – especially when they all know how to wrap you up and plant the kisses.
For the life of me, I just can’t remember what happened to get this reaction. I’m guessing I told a really bad joke.
But it was very easy to tease him out from behind is little hand and into a big hug.
Yes, we can absolutely get the family portraits that light Granny up with affection for her family. But I also love to make sure we get those images that capture the rough and tumble of a house full of boys. Sitting in a neat family pile isn’t half as fun as rolling around and having me capture your boys trying to escape from a brisk tickle.
It’s a beautiful day. The sun is out. Time to release the boys into their own beautifully kept patch of wilderness.
You can try and get the family together. You can emit all the farm animal noises you know. But if a plane passes overhead, there’s little chance of grabbing everyone’s attention at the same time.
Last cuddle before the youngest reaches his limit (he did wonderfully well) and rests up inside.
The best way to end a family session: the sandwich. That little boy you adore makes THE BEST filling.
Gather together the people you love. Let me know where to find you all.