My dearest Avery,
Happy 1st Birthday my sweet girl! I cannot believe it has already been a year since you came into our lives. I’ll never forget FINALLY having contractions after 12 extra days of waiting past your due date, getting my hair blown out, receiving all of our extended Boston & Maine family (who were so excited to meet you!) at our Hell’s Kitchen apartment and finally trekking uptown to the hospital on foot.
Yes, that happened. Dada was not amused.
7 lbs, 13 oz and 21.5 inches long, born on May 1, 2013…it was love at first sight.
You were a sassy city girl from birth, happiest when we were out and about on one of our adventures in the Baby Bjorn, yet you hated your car seat. You’re easygoing and adaptable–comfortable in a coat while visiting Grandma and Grandpa in Maine or in a swimsuit at the beach, thriving in the South Florida sunshine!
You had a vibrant personality from early on. You have tons of honorary Aunts & Uncles and a big family (MorMor & Grandpa and your Godparents too!) who adores you. And, you even have your own hashtag! #dailybabyavery
You’re beautiful and smart and I am so lucky to be your Mommy. I love you bubba.
Cheers to many more special birthdays like this one!
Your loving Mommy
Boca Raton Cake Smash Photo Shoot
In honor of #dailybabyavery’s 1st Birthday, we had a very special Boca Raton cake smash photo shoot last weekend with South Florida’s Dawn Renee Photography.
Dawn was fantastic with Avery! She got down on her hands and knees in the dirt and sand and brought fantastic props. It is not easy photographing a squirmy child! Especially one who is hot and covered in frosting from her Boca Raton cake smash photo shoot…
Avery didn’t quite “smash” the gorgeous cake from The Yellow Rose Cakery (NOW CLOSED) as she did tentatively touch the butter-cream icing and then get upset when her hands got sticky. Such a little lady.
Oh well– you can’t predict how these things will go! Regardless, it was a lot of fun and I’m so happy to have these memories.
Here are her BEAUTIFUL Boca Raton cake smash photos from that special day!
Disclaimer: This Boca Raton cake smash photo session and cake mentioned in this post were sponsored in part. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.