I first met Matt and Aurelia last year when I did their fall family portraits. They were the best and had the sweetest little boy! This year, they added another little boy to their family. I loved spending time with them in their hospital room and capturing all the details of fresh newborn life. Their new little one was ADORABLE - I mean, look at those cheeks!
As anyone with a 2 year old knows, they don't always want to cooperate. This day was no exception - but I loved how Aurelia and Matt just let him be. It's totally real life - of course he's going to be more interested in ice cream than his new baby brother! Someday when the family looks back on these, they won't remember the stress of trying to get him to do what they think he should do. They'll remember how it felt to watch your toddler do all the "big boy" things while thinking he looks huge all of a sudden and this newborn is so tiny and was my toddler ever this small?
Let your kids be kids. And it's ok to bribe them with ice cream for a couple of minutes of cooperation :)