All I have is an instagram picture and a crappy phone quality (that's not even the original) text'ed to me. SOoooooo here you go.
It's been hard to really focus on the fact that in 5 days, I HAVE A ONE YEAR OLD. But that's the case and I can't deny it any more. I've been putting off her party planning because, mainly, I've been drained from this week, as is everyone else--emotionally and physically. So I still just have a box full of birthday stuff sitting here in my kitchen, hoping our little family party can somehow come together on Sunday.
I have a one-coat painted highchair. It needs another coat. I haven't planned the food, the cake, and I've not done proper birthday pictures for her. But last week, while I needed a mini distraction--I attempted some birthday pics and here are my favorites.
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|(I may or may not have given her a huge lollipop to distract her--don't worry she only got a few licks :) )|
I think God knows what he's doing. Last weekend I got to spend some time photographing a new baby for some friends of ours. I needed those newborn snuggles bad. Then, I got the news yesterday morning that my friend Ash had her little girl, who I also have the privilege of photographing this weekend. THEN, I became an aunt for the SIXTH (!!!) time last night, as my brother and his wife welcomed their 4th little person, Evan Keith.
I had the chance to put Lucy down and rush to the hospital to take a few of those freshy-fresh pics.
There's something about those first hospital moments that are so dang precious it almost makes me consider getting pregnant again. But not for a long, loooong time.
Welcome to the family, Evan.
As much as I don't advertise being a (P)hotographer, there are lots of times I kick myself for not having a blog just for documenting the pretty photos I've been getting for the random shoots I've been doing for friends and family. I think I'll add that (ha!) to my to-do list (yea right).