Harrison’s First Birthday

My nephew Harrison turned 1 at the beginning of September.  He’s growing up so fast!  I remember the day he was born like it was just a few weeks ago.  It was one of the best days of my life.  To be in the room when someone you love enters this world is just the most amazing experience.  I was honored to be able to be there.

Anyway – (wiping sappy tears from my eyes) – Harrison had a rockin’ birthday party!  He’s such a good boy.  So sweet and happy – he loves to laugh and dance (just like his Mommy!), and really likes his cars (just like his Daddy!).  Here are a few of my favorite pics from his special day (click here if you want to see the entire set on Flickr):

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Photos from Decatur

Matt and I went to Decatur, IL a couple weeks ago to visit his grandparents.  Matt’s parents and sister and her kids came along too, and I decided we needed to take the kids out to play (so I could snap pictures in the beautiful light!).  I got some great shots!  Clarissa (the youngest – almost 3) is always great about letting me take her picture, but the older two can be real stinkers when I get my camera out!  Well, there must have been something in the air that day, because Tayla (15) let me take lots of pictures of her!  I got some amazing shots – she’s so beautiful!  Damon (12) was even willing to pose for a few – after I promised to give him a dollar!  🙂  Here are my favorites

 

As always, the entire set can be viewed on Flickr – just click here!

Kamryn’s Fifth Birthday

Our niece Kamryn turned five this weekend. FIVE. I know – wasn’t it just yesterday that she was a big huge baby (over 10 pounds!) fresh from the womb? I can’t believe it. She’s five, and started kindergarden this week (which she emphatically states is “SO AWESOME!”). She’s growing up so fast! Such a lovely young lady – fun and sweet and full of life! She tells the funniest things, loves to dance and sing, and still snuggles with her Auntie Kate. I love her…

Here are a few pics from her birthday…

Click here to see the entire set on Flickr.