And she is our wee niece! We are so lucky to be an Aunty and Uncle to two beautiful wee girls, one on each side of the family. Being an Aunty is the best thing ever!!! We get to love and treasure these wee girls who are so fun and adorable and who are learning so much every day. And although we don't live in the same city as either of them, we can talk on skype or facetime and see them grow. And when we do get to see them, my world is complete! We can hold them, love them, play, giggle and talk in gibberish... and then hand them back when they scream or spew. Perfect.
We booked flights to Auckland to meet Adelia when she was 'supposed' to be about 4 weeks old, however she graced the world with her wonderful presence over three weeks early. She was a tiny and utterly adorable 7 week old baby when we met her - not much bigger than a newborn at all. We had a really nice weekend with Laura, Shannon and their amazing new daughter!
Adelia wasn't super keen on the photos though, so our photo ideas and plans had to change quite a lot... as they often do with babies! She had her own agenda... that she would sleep deeply only when there was no natural light for photos! But that was totally fine, and we spent the day photographing 'life' as it is for this new family unit.