My Birthday Girl.

I can hardly believe it as I sit here and baby is turning two this week.  TWO!  How did this happen so fast?  I know all parents say this, but it seems like just yesterday I brought her home from the hospital. She was instantly the love of my life, and I think it goes without saying, she became my new favorite subject to photograph. We spent our days dancing to reggae music (a good nap inducer, I learned), practicing tummy time skills, and of course...more pictures. Here is one of my favorite pictures of her, ever.

Before I knew it, she was sprouting teeth, sitting on her own and crawling.  Crawling!  I knew that taking her picture would never be easy again...she had places to go!

Yep...there she goes.

And then there's the whole walking thing, which happened right around her 1st birthday.  Just look at the crazy excitement in her eyes!  Once again, taking her picture just got a bit more difficult...

So, another year has gone by, and I can't believe how much she has grown and changed.  Not only does she walk...she runs, jumps, climbs, and goes down the slide head first.  She is a chatterbox.  We have real conversations, and she cracks me up every day.  Oh, and the singing!  The girl loves to sing as well as play the piano.  She even knows how to operate several Apple products. :)

And that little fuzzy head you saw in the above photos is filling in with some major curls!

I look at her now and she is so different from that little peanut in the newborn photos, but I can still see my little newborn in there somewhere.  This motherhood thing sure is amazing.

Well, enough gushing.  My baby is turning TWO and I wanted to share some recent photos I took of her.  We went out to a random field at sunset, goofed around, picked flowers, and sat in an adorable wooden rocking chair that just so happened to be there (okay, I may have brought the rocking chair).  The light was amazing, and she was such a trooper hiking through all the tall weeds and getting dirt between her toes...all so Mama could get the shots she had bouncing around in her  little photographer head.

Happy Second Birthday to my baby, Violet Eve.


Thanks so much for reading this very long post, and for indulging me while I show you picture after picture of my little girl.  I actually did a separate photo session with her involving a pink and purple tutu.  It was so girly and fun!  I'm excited to share those images as well, but I know when to stop.  :)  I will save the tutu session for another blog post in the very near future.

Thanks again for looking!  xo ~ denise