Cole Martin is the newest member of team Slate. He had a chill way about him and was full of remarkable patience for being just 10 days old. Big brother Connor was very excited to hang out together with the whole family and is off to a great start in his new sibling role.
Connor seemed very into staring at his new little brother and playfully exploring the new addition to the home. The other big brother, Griffin the dog, didn’t have quite as much to say, but he will surely continue his track record of being a welcoming pup.
The three CMS fellahs seem to have quickly found a natural groove together. Chris found time for special moments with each of the kiddos individually, not to mention keeping them both happy and entertained at the same time (and teddy bear Money Mike too).
It was sweet to observe each of the boys doing their own age appropriate things… newborn Cole snuggling and snoozing with his parents and big 23 month-old Connor just hanging independently– climbing on yoga blocks, looking for essential oils, cuddling his stuffed animals, playing with his super loud train.
There was something special about the dynamic going on in the Slater household– during this huge chaotic transition, there was this perfect harmony between playfulness and peace and balance. Sure, there was an energetic toddler running around, bouncing in his appropriately named “truck bed”, but there was also calm and sweet moments of pause that Ashlyn and Chris created, where they could just be present with their newest son. Wishing you more of that playfulness, peace and balance that seemed so natural to you all.