New Little Sister

I can’t believe it’s been 10 weeks since new little sister was born. She is an absolute doll baby and we couldn’t be more deeply in love. Her goos and n-gahs are sweet music to this mama’s ears. I am so ridiculously tired, but also so ridiculously happy. Almost daily I think to myself how unhappy I was a year ago, and how overflowing with happiness I am now, holding the squishy, cooing little bundle of love that is Alice Athena Mojica. I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself once she is no longer a baby. It is just such a special time. Obviously, I’m going to want another one.

Since the day she was born, February 12, 2019, people have been asking me for a picture of all three girls, but in all the chaos of life I never seemed able to take one. Finally yesterday we went to the beautiful Palmer Park here in the heart of Colorado Springs, and took some sunny springtime shots.

I love the way Mia is looking at Alice here.

I think every professional photographer knows the real-life woes of staging a photoshoot with children. It was honestly kind of hilarious how many times we had to call for and wrangle the girls before they were all three inside the frame of the kino eye together. And even then, how many times we had to straighten their shirts,

ask them not to pose like animals,

wait for everyone to stop crying and carrying on,


“waaaaa!”

or break up a squabble and remediate a pout because both big sisters wanted to be the one holding baby.

“It’s my turn to hold her!”

In the end though all the frustration was well worth the time it took to get these gorgeous photos. They captured a memory that we will cherish for many years to come. Here they are: big sister again Mia, big sister finally Lizzie, and new little sister Alice.

I found these adorable shirts from One Posh Shop on Etsy. You can buy this whole set or single shirts, or even have your shirts customized to say “big brother” or “little brother” instead. One Posh Shop has generously offered a 25% off code for Gold Millennial readers!

I love this one because Mia is puffing out her chest and Lizzie is looking down at her shirt – such proud big sisters!

I’m glad we got to do this little photoshoot before leaving Colorado. Since we are moving soon, every picture with Colorado’s fluffy pine trees and cotton candy cumulus clouds and dreamy mountains is so precious to me.

This one is going on the wall ❤

I think I’m going to order at least one of these from Fracture, where they print your photos on a smooth piece of glass for a modern, frameless photo experience. Very millennial, right?! Get 25% off with code MOMSDAY til May 12th.

What do you think of these gorgeous shirts and gorgeous photos?? Do you think I should order from Fracture, or do something else totally cool, crazy, and millennial with my girls’ pics? Let me know in the comments 😉

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