Baby Eli Turns One

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Eli, has it really been a year already?

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If there’s any measure of how much can change in a mere year, its a baby.  Look whose walking…

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And awesome at high fives…

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White and yellow lanterns still hung from the ceiling on the first floor of the house, decorated for his party the week before.  A banner that Amber made along with a beautiful antique high chair that she painted yellow just for the occasion remained as well.

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We decided to take that chair with us on an adventure so we packed up the car and went off to the local arboretum to get this shot:

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I was happy to get these shots of our little nature boy as well:

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While my trip began bittersweet (my last shoot for Eli’s first year documentary, sigh), the end was just plain delicious.  On our way home from the gardens we stopped and grabbed cupcakes for the purpose of reenactment.  Everyone was very enthusiastic about this particular photo project, especially Eli…

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I was the lucky recipient of a cupcake myself and scarfed it down with comparable enthusiasm before I could even pull out of their driveway… there was no way it was surviving the drive.  Sweet, indeed.  To Amber and Justin, thank you so much for sharing this very special year with your adorable son.  And to Eli, Happy Birthday to you and I hope to see those baby blues again sometime soon!  Here’s a slideshow and the gallery too…

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