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8.10.2017

Last weekend I took R, a wooden chair, and a giant balloon to the park by our house. I actually bought that balloon last year, but I thought maybe a one-year-old would look silly with such a huge balloon, so I held on to it. I got it filled with helium at a local store, and it barely fit in my car!

I bought R's blue dress back in March with the intention of having it be her birthday dress. It was risky to buy something for a growing toddler so early, but thankfully it fit perfectly! You will notice that she is wearing a bow in a few pictures. That right there is nothing short of a miracle, my friends. The bow was one I already had and didn't come with the dress, but I thought it matched well.

I printed all the pictures out and hung them up at R's party, and I made extra copies for guests to take home (the grandparents were all over it, obviously). Over the past two years, I have personally taken all of R's "milestone" photos, including newborn, and honestly they have all turned out how I envisioned. I love photography as a hobby and have so very much enjoyed taking photos of her myself. I know for sure our budget is happier because of it too!

We are so thankful for our sweet, beautiful, smart TWO-year-old! Pictures from her party to come later! Thank you, Jesus, for this blessing.
^^^ There was a little goldfish bribery going on to distract her from the headband. ha!


Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog said...

So sweet! Happy birthday, R!

Kelly said...

This is all so adorable - the dress, the balloon, the bow! (My daughter will NOT keep anything in her hair either - Arg!)
Happy Birthday R! Blessings to your family, :-)

Amy @ A Desert Girl said...

These are sooooo great! You can tell that she's really comfortable with the photographer (MOM!!) which is another perk of doing the photos yourself. She looks adorable and the balloon is perfect. I really like the idea of printing out extra pics to give to guests (read: grandparents!) at the party too.

Jen said...

These are adorable!!!!! Happy Birthday, R! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Audrey Louise said...

Those headbands are perfect! What a sweetie!! That balloon is so blogger chic! Haha! Happy Birthday to little Miss R!!

StephTheBookworm said...

SO SO cute! Love these pics.

Amie said...

Happy birthday to R!! What beautiful photos!!

Nadine said...

These are such sweet pictures!!! I know what you mean about doing the pictures yourself. Man, they want a kidney for some newborn pictures...am I right??? I think yours turned out fabulous! She is such a cutie!

Bethany Carson said...

She is so adorable! Happy birthday to R!
Thanks for sharing the photos.

Rachel said...

Awww! These turned out so good! And I love her dress. And I know what you mean about grandparents and photos, or just family members in general. I printed copies of the professional photos Angel and I got taken recently to give to relatives back home...and in typical fashion, both his mom and my mom wanted a print of each and every pose, and my grandparents were also picking out multiple photos. Of course grandma needs one for the fridge and one for her billfold that she always keeps in her purse to show random strangers all of her family...

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

awww these are such fabulous pictures! love her dress. you're a very talented photographer :)

Amanda said...

Oh goodness, how sweet!! She's adorable.

Rach said...

Just read your post on being understood and I know you turned off the comments, but I still wanted to say that I love that you felt so heard and understood by God in that moment. I'm sorry I didn't see the post at the time, but know that I will be praying for peace over you!

Also, these photos are AWESOME! Love them! The dress and the headbands are super adorable!

Unknown said...

These pictures turned out lovely :) And R looks bigger even then when I saw her. Or is that the balloon tricking me?!

Susannah said...

Eeek!!! SO precious!!!! She's growing up so quickly! <3<3<3

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