The Cutest Photos of Erin and Ben Napier's Growing Family

The Home Town hosts are parents to daughters Helen, 4, and Mae, 17 months

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She's here! On Jan. 4, 2018, Home Town's Ben and Erin Napier introduced their first child, daughter Helen, via Instagram.

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Baby girl already looked up to Dad in her early days.

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One week, one feed for newborn Helen.

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"I never want to forget: 6 lbs and 300 lbs. 19" and 6'6". My favorite people in the world, opposite and the same," Erin wrote alongside this snoozy snap.

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A family visit is "so good for everyone," Erin captioned this heartwarming photo. "All assisted living homes should have nursery schools on site. The way she changes when Helen comes to visit is remarkable. Her dementia disappears, and Helen coos and smiles and laughs."

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Ben's caption about his daughter's dancing was one of the sweeter things we've read.

"When we were little, my mama, Bennie, would leave notes for my dad and sign them, "Bennie and the Jets." One time I asked her who the jets were and she said, "you and your brothers!" She and I danced to this song at my wedding, but this little dance is a pretty close tie with that moment," he shared.

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Keys, please! "Road trip rest stop and Helen thinks she can take it from here," joked Erin.

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Erin shared her "favorite" photo with Ben. "I can look at and feel the way it feels to be loved. I can see it and every time it's new, the truest and purest moment, frozen here forever," she wrote. "Ben's gold band was his promise to be on my team forever. And now I see it and it looks like Helen to me. She smiles a lot. More than any baby I've ever seen. And I think it's because she is made from the history and stories and days that live in that kiss right there, from pure, heart crushing, all consuming, God-sent, joy filled love."

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No tears for Helen on her Christening day!

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"Today after church she said "Mama" and crawled for the first time," Erin shared of this milestone 2018 day. "I don't ever want to forget this."

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"The mornings are mine, but bedtime belongs to mama," Ben wrote of this peek at Mom and Helen.

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On the couple's 10th wedding anniversary in November 2018, Erin reflected on how thankful she is for her marriage to Ben. "The things that might annoy remind me that I'm not alone, that I get to share this home with you and all the quirks that are distinctly you," she wrote.

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Peek-a-boo, we see you, Helen!

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"See, I knew you'd be great at this. Happy Mother's Day!" Ben posted to Erin on Mother's Day 2019.

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Mom and daughter dresses for a day at the zoo.

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Beach baby, coming through.

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Helen is basically a walking advertisement for her parents beloved town of Laurel, Mississippi.

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Erin simply captioned this pic, "Bliss."

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Pre-pandemic, Helen watched the world go by during a train ride with Dad.

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Walks must include a dog pull toy, of course!

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"Y'all may not know this, but Helen and her mama are mermaids," Ben wrote on Erin's birthday. "Happy birthday weekend, girl."

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Of course Ben's post about Christmas tree shopping with his girls turned into something sweetly sentimental.

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According to Ben, Helen's "ballerina bear" had to be in this dad/daughter snap.

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Is Santa here yet? Helen helped Dad set up while Erin reflected on just how much she loves her little family in a pre-holiday post.

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The COVID-19 pandemic had even Helen dreaming of future adventures.

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"You never know who's just out of frame," Erin wrote of Helen's hiding spot.

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Joining the family business? Helen got busy "painting" the fence while in her Moana costume.

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In an August 2020 post, Ben paid tribute to his two "dream girls."

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A COVID-19 holiday season at home was made fancier by Helen's adorable dress.

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Helen's sunny snuggles are a mood.

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Guess who's joining the family! The Napiers announced their big baby news on April 11, 2021, sharing they're due with another girl in May.

"The last six months of 2020 really, you know, it was rough. It's all a blur," Ben joked of filming, traveling and preparing for a new baby during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"We were like, 'Ooh, this is going to be tough, but we can do it,'" added Erin. "We don't remember anything, but I'm glad somebody was filming all of it."

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Ben had his own touching post about the family's big news, reflecting on how much his siblings have always meant to him. "I would've been happy with just the 2 of us, or just the 3 of us, but I can't wait to see the 4 of us," he wrote.

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Dad and daughter snuggled close in a sweet morning snap.

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Keeping cool in the pool, Helen splashed around with Ben in the backyard.

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A is for artist! Erin showed off her daughter's artistic flair with water colors.

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Erin and Helen chilled out with all-natural ice pops, with the pregnant mom joking that all "3 girls" enjoyed the sweet treat.

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Cousin love! Erin said her heart filled with joy to see her little girl walk home from church arm-in-arm with her cousin every Sunday.

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She's here! The Napiers welcomed their second baby, daughter Mae, on May 28. The new bundle of joy is named after Erin's beloved aunt.

"While we are excited to have another daughter to love, we are more excited to see the bond she and Helen will have. They're already so in love with each other!" the couple told PEOPLE.

The proud mom posted a few intimate Polaroid images from baby Mae's first few days.

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Helen gently nuzzled her little sister during a quiet moment on Memorial Day.

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Erin had encouraging words of advice to moms unable to breastfeed.

"Don't let anyone make you feel less than or belittled because of it," she captioned a photo of herself bottle-feeding Mae.

"Helen was a formula baby and has no allergies, has always been a healthy weight, no big sicknesses, slept through the night by 6 weeks, smart as a whip, and is just as in love with and attached to her mama as her breastfed friends are to theirs. Formula is our friend at this house!"

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Erin gushed about her spouse's endless energy during their first days as a family of four with a sweet shot of him and Mae.

"If he's not scooping me up off the sofa as I'm still recovering from surgery, he's mixing a bottle or taking Helen swimming," she said. "And I have kissed him every time he's in arm's reach because I know exactly how lucky we all are."

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Splish splash! Ben took a cat nap in the kiddie pool while Helen kept him cool with homemade waterworks.

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Cousin time! "The newest napier girls 💕" Erin wrote of a smiling selfie with sister-in-law Lauren. Both women held their newborns close in printed baby wraps.

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"The absolute best birthday present every year is my girls, and this year I got another one. Thanks to Helen, Mae, and @erinapier for letting me be daddy," Ben wrote in September 2021.

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"finding our two child back to work morning routine slowly but surely ❤️" Erin shared with followers alongside cozy snaps in November 2021.

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"Tonight he told her "A man's job is to keep girls safe, to cherish and protect them." Dangit if we didn't hit the jackpot in this house," Erin wrote of a snuggly November 2021 shot.

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In Ben's Mother's Day 2022 tribute to his wife, he called her "one of the best," adding, "We do every single thing together in this life, but they will never argue and fight over hugs from me."

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On Father's Day, Erin returned the kind words, honoring Ben and her own father, too. "I don't know how I got the two best fathers in my life, but here we are. 🥺💕 I love y'all."

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The "wild west adventures of the napier sisters," as Erin captioned this pic, has a nice ring to it!

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First day feels! "Helen requested bacon, bagels, and croissants for the first day of school. so, i got her bagels and croissants from NYC, and bacon from Keens. then i cried more than anyone taking her to school," Ben wrote.

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Is there anything better than curling up with a good book — and Mom? "Chicka chicka boom boom, will there be enough room in @erinapier's lap. #favoriteparent #myfavoritetoo," Ben shared.

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