On August 2nd, Heidi and Austin had their beautiful baby girl. They named her Ellery Jane VanSkoyk. Don’t you just love her name?!
I finally got to meet little miss Ellery on Thursday night! Heidi and Austin stayed at our house Friday night so they could drive to the airport and fly to Utah on Friday morning. Heidi is so much braver than me. Little Ellery was only 9 days old on her first flight. When Heidi arrived late on Thursday I got to hold their baby for a few minutes before we all went to bed. She was SO TINY! I knew Mason was a big chunky baby but he was at least twice as big as Ellery!
On Friday morning, after walking Simon to school, we dolled Ellery up and did her first photo shoot! I even made a tutu for her to wear. Heidi was a dancer in High School and college, she even did ballet. So I thought the baby tutu would be so fitting for Heidi’s daughter.
I had been looking forward to taking her pictures because I had so much fun taking pictures of Mason and I just really wanted to try some newborn girl pictures too! We didn’t have a lot of time since Heidi and Austin had to get to the airport but we made the best of the time we had.
I am completely in love with Ellery. She is the sweetest, prettiest little baby. She stayed awake for our entire photo shoot (about an hour) so I didn’t get to put her in the cute little squishy baby poses I had been hoping for but I got some pictures of her beautiful eyes.
Heidi, thanks for letting me do her pictures. I enjoyed every second!