Oh Baby A! Those eyelashes! My, oh my, girl! And that next image, the one of you and your momma? Quite possibly one of my favorites I have ever taken.
Inside Baby A's house it was all cozy and warm and we were taking these photos but outside, up in the sky, the clouds were going by at a hundred-thousand miles an hour. I could tell the clouds and the wind were going crazy outside because the light was changing every second, and so I was changing the metering on my camera every second. Or at least that is how it felt. It was bright BRIGHT white light one second and then gloomy and dark gray the next and then blinding bright the next. It was such a surreal feeling, the sense of the speed of the swirling clouds and wind from the winter storm above the house and yet here we were, Baby A and her momma and me all snug inside the house.
This baby girl having her first birthday party is my little second cousin twice removed. (I had to consult wikipedia's page on cousins to know what degree of cousins we are.)
Her cake was adorable and really delicious.
Purple dress with flowers = soo darling.
An old-fashioned baby piano!
So how exactly are you related if you are second cousins twice removed? Well, for me and this little doll here, it means that Rebecca and her husband David (who was born around 1868, possibly on May 23rd) are the ancestors we have in common. David was my great-grandfather and would be her great-great-great grandfather. I hope I am getting that right. I've heard my mom talk a lot about her grandfather David and while I never got to meet David, he must have been a very wonderful grandfather, my mom has so many sweet stories about him.
♥♥♥♥ Happy Birthday Baby K!!! We had so much fun at your party! :)♥♥♥♥
Here are some of the images of my friend's niece that we took when we were taking a film class at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. I love seeing all the images like this on a contact sheet. (Contact sheets are fun to make. After you process your negatives, you cut them up and place them in a plastic sleeve and then lay the sleeve under flat glass, with film paper underneath it. Then you expose it to light and put it in the photo chemicals to see what you have in positive form.)
I also just love how simple these images are. We just were really bored and walked down to the park near my friend's house. I love how these are just moments caught in time of a very ordinary winter day. Ordinary with one exception! Becky had just made that little tutu for Celeste. Nowadays tutus for babies and girls are kind of common. You can buy them at Target. But a few years ago, when we took these photos, there was nowhere you could buy tutus.