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Welcoming a New Family Member

welcoming a new family member.

My kids got a new baby cousin in the wee hours of April 13th, and all week long they asked when they would be allowed to meet her. We drove them out on Saturday, and they were so thrilled!


Little V took hold of Emma’s finger, and Emma was so pleased! Johnny thought V was very sweet, but was a little disappointed that she was so sleepy. Newborns do tend to act that way!


Lily has always adored babies, and she held her for ages with this beatific expression on her face. I don’t know that I have ever seen Lily looking quite so contented!


Anna mostly played with her little cousin S (V’s big brother, who my kids also got to meet as a newborn), but she definitely thought V was cute!


Watching Emma and Lily play with V was so sweet! This little girl has a band of very devoted little cousins!

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How was your afterschooling week? Are there any new babies in your family or circle of friends? Please share you elementary school aged activities in the linky below (by doing so you are giving the linky hosts permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest). I loved this crayon batik project from sparkling buds and this roll a pizza game from Mess for Less from last week’s link-ups!

MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

15 thoughts on “Welcoming a New Family Member”

  1. Congratulations!! MaryAnne your photography is amazing! These photos are absolutely incredible!

  2. I love how you captured these moments with your camera. Congratulations to all! (And this makes me look even more forward to meeting our little one and introducing him or her to siblings!)

  3. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    Lily looks so very beautiful in your picture – she will probably make a terrific Mom one day. Congratulations on another baby in your extended family!

  4. Aw, congrats to you and your family! Those are great photos and I can only wish I could capture those kinds of emotions with my dinky camera lol. And yes, what a great “problem” to find that the newborn just sleeps a lot :)

  5. Oh, I love Lily’s expression! Cousin V is soooo cute (so is Cousin S too). You’re so lucky to have family nearby. Congrats to B & M. J’s been disappointed in how much Miss Baby J sleeps, but we try to encourage sibling time when she’s awake (which makes me a little nervous since he currently has a cold). J loves reading to his baby sister and picking out what outfits she will wear for the day.

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