Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Girl

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Abigail's 5th birthday celebration began back here with just our little family and a few presents. This weekend we had our family party (pictures to come soon) and it was a blast! But I really wanted to take Abigail out for her own little 5 year old photo shoot.

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And I'm so glad I did!

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We had a blast with the five balloons!

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All five popped all at once when they got too close to the barn

I immediately ran to hold her because it was so loud. I was sure she was going to cry from either the noise or that her balloons were too quickly gone.

But she turned to me and said, "that's okay, I can still take more pictures." And she flashed me this pose.

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And that was it. She never mentioned them again. She just ran ahead to the gardens and started exploring.

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She found more joy in the gardens then she did in those shiny pink balloons that I just had to get.

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Both of my girls teach me over and over to just enjoy life. That there is beauty all around us and sometimes less is more

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Abigail, I'm so excited about what will unfold for you this year. I love that you're still oh so small but you're growing each day. I'd keep you "just five" forever if I could. Sigh, but as you say to me, "mommy, I have to grow up." I'll let you sweetheart. Please just always stay sweet, loving, silly, and happy. Then I know I'll be okay.

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No matter how much you grow, you'll always be my baby. I'm so proud of you, and I love you with all my heart.

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  1. OH TARA, these photos of your beautiful birthday girl are SO SPECIAL!!! I loved each and every one...... gosh, when you posted on the group and told us about the balloons popping, I thought that was the only shot you had gotten. I am in love with this series..... I think it is one of your best ever.

    Hope she had an extra special day! Looking forward to the Carousel party pics:)



  2. these are just beautiful tara.
    sorry about the balloons...but it seems your little sweetie was just fine:)
    have a happy day tara

  3. I'm teary eyed just looking through these... such great pictures and she is so happy!! What a great photo shoot, thank you for sharing...these made me smile today.



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