Well, it is a whole new ballgame over at our house. And consequently new addition to the 52 project; Mr. Huck. I have been doing the 52 project with Oliver for the past couple of years and it has been a way to keep me writing down some bits and bobs on this blog as well as having an annual collection of snapshots which I have printed into neat little Instagram friendly books on Artifact Uprising. So now there are TWO kiddos to document! To say that these last few days have been a whirlwind is a bit of an understatement but we are starting to feel our way through the bumps and sharp corners that come along with bringing a newborn into a house with a 4 1/2 year old. 

Oliver has overall been doing a pretty darn good job considering his little life has been turned topsy turvy. He adores Huck. But he is also very emotional and has been quick to both anger and melt into a puddle over small things; such as Legos not being built properly or when Mama mis-reads a page in a well-loved book. I know all of this is a natural reaction and heck I too have been riding the waves of emotions. We are trying to do our best to praise him for all of the good and try to explain when he is being naughty or not listening. School and friends have become an even more important aspect of his day and I am going to take him out for a Mama+Oliver date tonight to a little Greek spot down the street. Moving forward this will become our new normal and I know we just have everyone time to adjust. 

Huck is a pretty darn good baby. He is generally in good spirits and only gets really cranky when hungry (which is often) or his diaper is dirty. We had some lovely neighborhood friends over yesterday (most of whom thought we were a bit mad for hosting a BBQ) and Huck did beautifully with the boisterous noise and fun happening around him. It was nice to see our friends and play pass the sweet baby around. I know a lot of people like to hunker down but it felt way more normal and enjoyable to be in the company of friends on a beautiful day. 

brotherly love. these are the moments that I have to remember when things get a little crazy. It is awe-inspiring to see how tender and loving Oliver can be towards Huck. It makes me downright giddy to know that I have the privilege of watching them grow and change as a pair. 

camera ham. 

beautiful day to take the whole family out for a short-Mama is still recovering from her c-section walk around the block. Oliver loved his cool rider board and Huck, well he just slept through the whole micro-adventure. 

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