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Year One

My baby girl turned 1 on Thursday. While I would normally dread a December birthday, since she was born on the first, her special day will not get lost in the holiday shuffle. So what’s so special about December 1st besides the day I gave birth to the final piece of our family puzzle? Well, it’s the day our Elf “Baxo” comes back from the North Pole to stalk their every move and be a complete Christmas tattle tale. Elvis named him…don’t ask. It’s also the first day we get to dig into the Advent calendar and fight over who gets the daily chocolate. Very religious I know. So how the heck do you celebrate a first birthday with a creature like Blu? Well, her favorite things are food, baths, and balloons. I wish all the birthdays of the future were this simple and easy to please. For risk of sounding trite, where does the year go? How do they grow SO fast? This time around I wasn’t in such a “first baby cloud of confusion” and truly did cherish and treasure every moment. I also want to mention how photography has truly allowed me to capture the little everyday events in our lives that many may consider trivial. We have a canvas sign up in our house that reads, “Enjoy the little things, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” The actual author of this quote has been debated but no matter who it is, I wholeheartedly agree.

Favorite activity #1…eating. I let her help me make her birthday cupcakes.


Baxo honored the exact time of her birth one year ago. 11:41 a.m. One of the two best minutes in all of my life.
Favorite activity #2…bath time!
I think this may be one of my favorite pictures of my babies taken thus far.
Or maybe this one. I don’t even care that it’s awkardly tilted or that I chopped E’s fingers or that he has to wear a privacy patch.
Favorite activity #3…balloons! She’s a tad excited. I didn’t actually achieve the look  I was going for. Next time, twice the amount.

Love her!

Chunka chunka burnin’ love. She’s got her winter coat ready.
The only time back rolls are completely adorable.

Party time!

Happy first birthday baby Blu!

December 4, 2011 - 1:49 am

Robbyn - Jo, you are so talented! Blu is beautiful! I look forward to and always enjoy your photos.

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