i made the commitment to not get caught up in things to do this summer but i did have two small items that i just can't live with myself if i don't actually finish before labour day hits - because honestly, june's going on 15 months in september and i didn't go through the motions of setting up this photo shoot every month (....ok, like every month and a half...) to have these pictures sit on my hard drive! can i just give a big shout out to the moms who actually manage to get these things done on the day of? for the first 3 months i managed to capture the actual day... from that point on, i always found myself face palming at least a week after her "monthly birthday" and then it would take me a good 1.5 more weeks to actually set the time aside! but i know in 20 years the 2-3 weeks won't make that much of a difference; i'll just be glad i did them at all! but honestly - how are the days so busy?! what did we do for that year? i don't think i'll ever get over how fast this first year went. so much growing crammed into such a small period of time - no wonder it feels like we are on warp speed. (the other thing i have on my "cannot-have-a-pumpkin-spice-latte-or-wear-flanel-before-completing" list is to put the 1400 photos i ordered from shutterfly dating back to our honeymoon into actual albums. this always, always seems to be hanging over my head at least for the past 3 years. not having photos developed kept me up at night for a good six months and now that i have them sitting in boxes on my coffee table, i really need to file them away already! i'm excellent at taking photos, horrible at organizing them! just me?!)
so anyway - here in all it's glory - a collection of 12 photos from our first year with june!
if and when i do this again, i will make a mark on the floor with tape or something so the perspective stays the same! otherwise, i'm super happy with this catalogue of my growing bean. she is my pride, my joy and my sunny sunny little girl. i still remember the first picture like it was yesterday and that little heart sleeper that was too big! and now. and now. my heart can't handle. i'll be saying this her whole life.... but it's not going to get old - watching your baby grow is one thing that never gets old <3