I’m not even sure what to say about this session, which happens to me a lot when I blog, but in this case it’s extra strange since the little model you’re about to see is my daughter! That’s right, little Violet, who had her newborn session outside in October, who looked like a little doll in her 3 month session, and who sat outside in a diaper in March for her 6 month photos, turned 1 year old at the end of September! And like all moms, I guess I can hardly believe it. The time went by so fast, and it was a crazy busy year, both because of her and for other reasons as well (though I will say a lot of it was her, haha). She is an adventurous, brave, boisterous, wiggly and funny little girl, and I still wonder every day where in the heck she came from! We love her though and all her wildness, and I’m both looking forward to and dreading her toddler years.
A couple of things about Violet at a year: She got her two bottom teeth finally at 11 months and is working on #3 and 4, she sticks out her tongue and makes fart sounds all the time, her hair is just long enough for a tiny little pigtail but mostly looks like a mullet, she sleeps through the night no problem and eats pretty much anything (and for now really enjoys veggies), is enjoying daycare (she started going in September right before her birthday), still isn’t super cuddly but can cling from time to time, loooooves TV (way too much), laughs at her brother’s foolishness and follows him around everywhere, started walking right around her birthday after a long stalling period, makes huge messes and gets into everything, absolutely CANNOT stay clean in any sort of way, and makes the funniest grimaces I’ve ever seen. In a lot of ways she acts older than she is but I still look at her like a little baby; I guess it’s because I know she’s my last child, so I’m sub-conciously keeping her young but I know over the next year or so her toddler personality is going to come out and my little baby girl will be gone, which is bittersweet to be sure.
We took these photos in mid-October, out at the rink near my sister’s house in Waterford. It was still pretty warm out and the leaves looked great. We chose a high stool as the main prop for one reason: to keep her still! After her 9 month session I knew better than to try and have her sit still in any capacity. We didn’t do a ton of outfit changes, we didn’t try anything fancy, I really just wanted some shots of my girl as she is right now, grimace-face and all (man oh man did I laugh as I looked through these images…baby model she is not, but she’s cute in her own way for sure!)
Enjoy these images of my baby/toddler 🙂
Trying to pick up the pumpkin, of course…
Now that I’m done her “Baby’s 1st Year” sessions, I’m printing a shot from every session to go in her room. It’s so neat to see the progress in age and I’m so happy that I did this with her (something I never did with Victor), and hope to continue doing occasional ‘real’ sessions with her moving forward as well. Though with her on the move now I’m sure it’s going to be a huge challenge!
Back soon with another fall family session,