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Friday, February 13, 2009

I should be cleaning

Tomorrow Ryleigh turns 1. I would be lying if I said I was excited for her big day. She is my last baby and turning one takes a way just a bit of the "babyness". I nearly cried today watching my husband haul out a lot of her baby things that are going to a woman who is expecting. We are having a house FULL of people this weekend to celebrate Ryleigh's amazing first year. I hate having company over without everything in perfect order, it nearly sends me into a panick. So, today should have been spent cleaning. But, knowing this is Ryleigh's last day of her first year, I spent as much time as I could cuddling her. Actually, I do that everyday, but today I really should have focused my time elsewhere! And of course, I had to take a few picture of her today! I am going to order one as a huge canvas once I can pick my favorite! I tried to do one a bit old and vintage looking, but I am not sure I pulled it off.










17 comments:

pat said...

Happy birthday, Ryleigh! We share a birthday, but it looks much better on her. These shots are darling, Kristen. Love the conversion in the first, and that flirty, over-the-shoulder look in the last. What a doll! Seeing her brightens my day.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to your baby! I love the vingtagy first one, it looks fabulous.

Shauna said...

Happy Birthday to Ryleigh! Love these, my fav is the last one with that smile!

CindyTykie said...

Happy Birthday to Ryleigh! The first and last one pics are my favorite

Suzy said...

Oh my is she just the cutest thing!! I love these photos! I know what you mean about that first birthday. It's so bitter-sweet. But Happy birthday to your sweetie and I'm glad you spent the day cuddling with her!

Jess said...

Aww, what a bittersweet day! I bawled.my.eyes.out when Kaitlyn turned 1! Actually I cry every year since she is my last baby too!

There is no way I could pick a fave, good luck! I think any one of these would make a gorgeous canvas!

Cindi Koceich said...

Awwww....soooo precious!
I know exactly how you are feeling! And don't spend one minute worrying about not cleaning today (I know, easier said than done). Instead, you did what really matters and that was enjoy your baby!

And, I HAVE to know where you got your twig basket!!!

--sme said...

What a cutie! I love all the facial expressions you captured!!! Happy Birthday Ryleigh!

Jena Photography said...

Happy First Birthday Ryleigh!!! Love the processing on the 1st one. Looks like she had a ball.

Steph said...

Awwww, these are so cute! My baby just turned one last week so I can totally relate to how you are feeling. Hugs.

Jodar said...

What a fabulous smile! I love the pp on the first and the cheek smiles she gives you. I hope she (and the rest of your family) have a wonderful party for Ryleigh's 1st birthday.

Reds said...

Happy birthday to Ryleigh!! She is too cute! Love the shots in the basket - adorable!

Kerry said...

#7 just made me smile. What a doll baby!

Mike said...

Happy birthday Ryleigh!
from,
Ryleigh Freeman

Meaghan said...

She has such a beautiful smile! Happy Birthday Ryleigh!

Barb Ray said...

Love these Kristen! Ryleigh looks like her happy little self! Hope your weekend company and BIG birthday party all went well! Belated happy birthday wishes to Little Miss Ryleigh!!! Oh...one last thing...Brad landed a job!!! Wooooooohoooooo!!!!!

Jodi Vetsch said...

These are all so sweet! How are you ever going to pick ONE? Maybe you could do one large one with three smaller ones down the left and right sides? Those expressions are just too cute! Hope the party goes off smoothly!