Baby Lily is One!
Well jeezums, its been like forever since I blogged. In an effort to get my other half (ah-hem) to blog more, I have been letting him do more of the posts lately. I looked back just now and he has done the last 5 or 6!! This just won't do. Joel isn't as chipper as I am with blog posts.... :)
Anyway, I digress. Sunday, it was our extreme pleasure to photograph Lily's last session for her "Year in the Life" of her first year. She just turned one on a few weeks ago, and her mom, dad and ourselves wracked our brains to come up with something fun to do for this last momentous session. Allison, Lily's mom, wanted some cute portraits of her in their living room, but we also wanted to do something to portray the milestone of turning one. So we went to the grocery store, played in the kitchen and ate some cake!
Joel grabbed this shot in the mirror in the hallway, just wait - Lily gets cuter and cuter!
We first read some books on the couch, and Lily just looooved showing me her animal books.
Then, Joel and her were playing catch with some decorative twig balls that were on the coffee table. (Hint: Lily was able to do a lot of things she normally doesn't get to do, just cause we were there! This was one of them.)
We did a few shots in the window, because mommy and daddy said she loves to stand on the ledge and look out...
Joel went outside and got some shots looking in...isn't she the cutest thing you have ever seen?
I love this one! Joel grabbed her making a funny face out the window, with the frame of the window going right over her mouth.
At the grocery store, buying some ingredients to make a yumma cake!!!
This is one of my favorites from the day....sooooooooo cute......did I say that already?
She was deciding which cake she would like to get, and just couldn't make up her mind.
Another fave, she is scootin' along on those twinkle toes just fine. It's such an amazing experience to witness a child grow over that first year - especially when you are removed from the situation (as in, it isn't your own child) and you only get to see them every few months. I feel like we have grown up with Lily this last year!
Back home, Lily got her Princess apron on and joined in on cake making fun...
That tongue was priceless! She would do this and we would all just crack up.
And this "scroonchy" face as I like to call it. Joel had her busting up here. I wish I had a videocamera along for these shoots, Joel likes to make a fool of himself.
Ah! The big Numero Uno cake
A little taste...
The candle is better than the cake...
And now completely messy, Lily was tired of the cake and wanted to show us the animals on her bib.
We wanted to give a big thanks to Mike and Allison for trusting our crazy ideas over the last year. We look forward to seeing Lily when she's two!!!
(Oh, but that is an ENTIRE year away....so sad....)