In a way, it's flown by. But in a way, it feels as though she should be turning ten. It's hard for me to remember a year ago, when I didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, when I didn't know what this little child would look or be like. Yet here she is, Maura- one year old. I love her sweet toothless smile, the curls forming in her hair, I love when she sees me and her face lights up and she says "HI!". I love the little games we play, and how her brother and sister fawn over her. I love her squeals and her beautiful face as she sleeps. And I loved watching her dive into this cake.

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One of the best things about our new neighborhood is all of our great new friends. When we moved in April and discovered that there were three other little girls, all born within two weeks of Maura, I was thrilled. We got together last week for a one-year-photo-shoot. (Who's idea was that, anyway?) ;) My sweet friend, Kori, made cute little tees for each of them with their initials, and then we let them eat cake. 
blogM_6304.jpgblogM_6365new.jpg I love the "outtake" of the day. Makes me laugh just thinking about it! blogM_6382.jpg Little miss, I'm so grateful for you! Happy birthday baby!
(Happy 1st birthday to Paytin, Charlotte & Reagan as well!)


In a way, it's flown by. But in a way, it feels as though she should be turning ten. It's hard for me to remember a year ago, when I didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, when I didn't know what this little child would look or be like. Yet here she is, Maura- one year old. I love her sweet toothless smile, the curls forming in her hair, I love when she sees me and her face lights up and she says "HI!". I love the little games we play, and how her brother and sister fawn over her. I love her squeals and her beautiful face as she sleeps. And I loved watching her dive into this cake.

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One of the best things about our new neighborhood is all of our great new friends. When we moved in April and discovered that there were three other little girls, all born within two weeks of Maura, I was thrilled. We got together last week for a one-year-photo-shoot. (Who's idea was that, anyway?) ;) My sweet friend, Kori, made cute little tees for each of them with their initials, and then we let them eat cake. 
blogM_6304.jpgblogM_6365new.jpg I love the "outtake" of the day. Makes me laugh just thinking about it! blogM_6382.jpg Little miss, I'm so grateful for you! Happy birthday baby!
(Happy 1st birthday to Paytin, Charlotte & Reagan as well!)




Comments
Erin says:

How adorable! I can't believe it is warm enough to do a photo shoot in their birthday suits!

(11.24.10 @ 11:49 AM)
Tasha says:

She is so stinking adorable. And I can't believe she is one already!

(11.24.10 @ 12:21 PM)
Jen says:

Happy birthday Maura! What an adorable session! Love all of them in their t's & baby legs!

(11.24.10 @ 12:46 PM)
Anonymous says:

SO CUTE!

(11.24.10 @ 01:39 PM)
Leilani says:

Happy Birthday sweet Maura! So lucky that you have all the little ones so close in age! It will be so lovely for them to grow and play together!

(11.24.10 @ 01:46 PM)
Ellen says:

Awesome - love your outtake!! :)

(11.24.10 @ 09:19 PM)
Jen Bradshaw says:

Rachel! Hey! It's been so long since the good ol' days at the JC. Just thinking about you. Your fam is so cute! If you're ever in town I would love to hire you to take pics of my kids. Your photos are amazing! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

(11.25.10 @ 07:20 AM)
Melinda sundberg says:

Happy birthday sweet Maura we love you. Those came out so cute.

(11.25.10 @ 09:25 AM)
Melissa Surprise says:

One years old already! I love this shoot. So fun.

(11.28.10 @ 07:19 AM)
Lizzie says:

I love these! Maura is such a little beauty. I love her. And I love whoever had the idea to make the frosting such fantastic colors! Lucky little ladies!

(11.30.10 @ 08:15 AM)
aris wells says:

oh rachel, you REALLY make the most gorgeous creatures.... happy b-day to little Maura and the rest of the crew..

(12.04.10 @ 07:33 PM)
tara k says:

happy birthday, you beautiful baby girls! miss maura seems so beautiful and gentle...just like her momma. :)

(12.07.10 @ 11:39 AM)