One year. That’s all it takes to go from soft & squishy, clenched-fist newborn to curious little monkey getting into everything. There will be no other year that brings as many changes as the first, which is why celebrating the first birthday is special above all others. It not only marks a year of much change and growth for a child, but it is a year that is like no other for a new mom. The first year is full of adjustments… to a new way of life and a new love that can’t easily be put into words. For many, it will be the most trying yet most rewarding year of their life. There are times when there is so much joy in your heart that it could burst, and times when it’s a burst of tears from exhausting nights and days. To all the moms out there, on your baby’s first birthday, celebrate them and how wonderful they are, but please remember to celebrate YOU too. You did it.
I will step off my mommy soap box now… and onto more photos of this sweet girl. As always, her mom showed up with lots of adorable outfits and props. I’m moving away from doing studio work this year, and really trying to focus on outdoor work, so this was a great session to use my little studio set one last time before it begins collecting dust in the basement.
No cake smash would be complete without the cake! Dear sweet Chickadee Hill Cakes never disappoints with my smash cakes.
Happy 1st Birthday sweet H. You are loved more than you will ever know. Good job, mom. xoxo.