Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BiRtHdAy Girl { Part 1 } and an announcement

Ady had her first birthday on Wednesday October 13th.  Nana Moes was in town for the special day.  She always helps to make things festive.  Ady woke up to a decorated kitchen area, not that she cared at all, but it made the day fun.  We knew we were going to spread the celebrations out through the week, so her birthday was dedicated to the traditional “cake dig”.  A first birthday would not be the same unless we had a special cake and a messy face.  Which we had plenty of.  I wanted these photos to be part of her 12 month photo shoot so I set up a spot especially for her and we had some fun!

She knew exactly what to do.  It was like she was an old soul and had done this before.  I will let the pictures tell the story. :)

Story Board - 1A - 5 cw Ady - 13 cwStory Board - 2 cwAdy - 12 cwAdy - 9 cw

And she decides she is done!

Ady - 10 cw Ady - 11 cw    

The End.  Of the cake dig anyway.

Afterward, we took her outside and hosed her off.  We let her open a present and she spent the rest of the day like this.

Playing - 1 Playing - 2

Playing - 3

In her birthday suit, playing with toys. 

I can’t even begin to put into words what a fast and amazing ride this past year has been.  Before I had Ady I was so nervous, wondering how I could possibly do it and what life would be like with a fourth child.  But I took the leap of faith because I knew in my heart that was what Heavenly Father wanted me to do, no matter how nervous I was.  Some days I don’t know how I make it through the day and it is all about survival, but even on those days I am ALWAYS reminded what a blessing she is and how much we ALL absolutely love and adore her.  She has made each one of us stretch and grow in ways that I couldn’t imagine before.  I am amazed at how life can change so much but at the same time I can’t seem to remember what it was like before.  I feel like this sweet little girl has been a part of our lives forever.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to watch Ady grow in our home and I am excited to learn even more about her cute little personality.  We love you, Ady! 

Up next: Her birthday decor. 

Announcement:  I am feeling the urge to dig my feet in a little more with photography.  I am feeling confident and excited to do photo shoots for other people (besides just my family).  If you are in the Houston area and would like a photo shoot, please e-mail me for details.  My contact is on the sidebar towards the top. Thank you! 


Beth Curtis said...

AAGHHH! Those cake pics turned out SO amazing. great job! I love the last one with Casey's hands around her because he can really tell how petite she still is. I am SO SO SO excited for you to dive into the biz. You are an amazing photographer!

Lindsey Jensen said...

Those pictures are stunning!! Holy cow, I L.O.V.E them!! Good job and I'm excited for you and your new adventure!!

Tam said...

I cant get over how gorgeous she is ... well, and also that she is one! We are glad she's here as well. she's the perfect girlfriend for Kai, or Blake! You know I will be the first one to takeyou up on your family photos. you are entirely too talented!

Kristy said...

So glad you are back to your regularly scheduled blogging :) LOVE the birthday photos and I think you are more than ready to dive into the photo is a dream of mine as well, but I am just not ready quite yet. You are such a talented photographer and I always enjoy reading your blog!!

KW said...

Love the pictures. She did a good job on her part as well.How fun.

Andrea said...

I love them all. I can't wait to see where you go on this journey. You really do have a gift.

Mark and Adrian said...

I so wish we lived by you. I would love for you do take pictures of my family. You are soooooooo talented. What a beautiful little girl.

Stephanie said...

I would hire you in a heartbeat if we lived in the same state!!! :(

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