Celebration

It was much to my diggity diggity deeeelight that I had the honor of photographing not ONE but TWO birthday celebrations recently.

 

One fabulous little person turning 3 years old.

 

 

Another fabulous little person turning 8 years old.

 

 

And celebrating on the same day as the 8-year-old person was her mother, turning 25 years old. Again. *ahem*

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So what do you DO during the day when you turn a year older?

 

Let’s go on a little photo journey, shall we?

 

When you turn 3 you….

 

Get a WHOLE table of goodies all to yourself. (Or at least until the guests arrive.)

 

Smile with your eyes

Roar like a lion

“I. Have. Something. to SAY!!!!”

Get to have a rice krispie treat, made to look like a star

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I could not accomplish making these. High five Mom!

Put on your mother’s shoes.

Be really excited about putting on your mother’s shoes

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“This is a whole new experience!! Where shall I go on my journey with new shoes!?”

Have a sign made that shows how awesome you are

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Love your best friend

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Even if she’s giving you a funny look.

 

 

 

 

Be thoughtful. (especially when putting together Lincoln Logs.)

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Be loved.

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When you turn 8 you…

 

Hit a piñata!

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Watch your friends hit a piñata!

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You get cupcakes

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AND a cake

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People will sing Happy Birthday to you (and you have to know what to do while they do this. Look away? Sing along? Smile a lot? Go with smile a lot.)

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You will have a band.

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Your Dad will sing with the band

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And your mother will celebrate her birthday by smiling with you.

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And by singing with the band.

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And hugging her own mother, visiting for the first time in 2 years from Mexico City. Because a mother’s hug is so so nice. No matter what age you are.

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And be loved.

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