17 years ago on the 17th of June was the first night I held my oldest child. My baby girl was born at 8:05 pm on June 17th of 1996. So, now as young as I feel I'm officially the parent of a child who will be considered an adult in the next year.
I am trying my hand at birthday cake making. I made the one on the left, and Grandma brought the store bought one on the right. Yet, I like making their birthday cakes, I will never make beautiful cakes.
These are in no order and so many of them were taken before I had any true interest in the art of photography- they are just snapshots of memories of my beautiful little girl. She is my "beloved" child, if you want to know more about what makes a child a beloved child, read Ella Deloria's novel Waterlily. I may not have a ceremony or tradition but I know what makes her beloved.
It was her 5th birthday in 2001 where we entered the digital age. I got my first digital camera in 2001 and it hasn't been the same since. I did lose one computer hard drive in 2003 and learned my lesson by losing about a year's worth of memories.
It's funny how your oldest child is always your "big girl" until you look back at the photos and see how small and what a child they were, you always expect more from your oldest because they - after all- are your oldest.
In 2009 at the Festival of Lights. We had a party for the sweet 16... My baby turns 16
I also posted about her 15th birthday! Which shows I have more time in the summer!
We were out in the yard this afternoon with our Yorkie girls..Moka and Yumi, now we have two lapdogs. I love my yorkies. She's beautiful no matter what she wears, so I like this photo of her showoing her puppy how much she loves her.