These guys would sit and stare at their new brother for days on end.
They have welcomed him with open arms. It should be noted that they also open their arms as often as possible to catch an opportunity to hold him.
Emory finally realized that the little guy is going to be staying with us for a long while.
And so Emory has adopted an "if you can't beat 'em join 'em" attitude.
A month later, sleep deprived and disheveled, we are all still awe struck and giddy over our new baby.
We can't leave out our latest addition-
the friendly ghost! Arleigh was kind enough to put
on his Halloween costume for a few pictures.
This little guy can really smile. He loves to show off his dimples too. We haven't quite captured the best picture of his sweet little grins, giggles and smiles, but you can bet we'll keep trying! He's a lot of work and twice as much fun!
Matt and I could not be more proud, or more happy for that matter. We have been blessed with the pitter patter of... many feet. There is something about holding Arleigh that makes us truly savor this time in our family.
So, under the advice and encouragement of others, I'm adding a copyright statement to the family blog. Ridiculous really. I don't really mind if someone wants to use a photo. Actually it's always a bit flattering when someone asks. I don't mind at all, but just ask! Simple manners. This all came about because I stumbled upon my photos, which had been posted on the blog, being used here in Europe by someone making travel ads. He did site the blog; fair enough. But I realized that our kids could show up on a billboard in the Philippines with some strange photo shopped monster streaming from their noses, if I didn't at least try to persuade borrowers to at least ask first. I'm going to say yes, of course. I'm going to let you use the photo. I'll probably even offer to mail you a copy on disc. So just ask. It's a bit like RSVP- just do it. RSVP to that party. It's not hard, and it's the right thing to do- to let the hostess know you're not going to attend, or better yet, that you will show up. Please. I'm a nice person. I don't bite. Just ask.
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