This little treasure took his sweet time entering the world.
Despite the long labor, his warrior mom (when I arrived at her door just a few days later) was nothing less than welcoming, bubbly, and basking in the glow of her perfect little boy.
Mom and Dad, with careful hands, set the baby tenderly in a wooden cradle. The cradle was carved by his great grandfather, for his mother, before she was born.
Big brother, a rambunctious and relentlessly fluffy Samoyed dog, initially behaved well for the family photos, until a rogue squirrel sent him on a tear around the backyard.
Sweet baby, only a few days old, but surrounded with such big love.