Since our first shoot, Campbell’s mom and I have been counting the months, weeks, days, until Campbell’s first birthday and her 1st birthday photo shoot. And as is typical with children, time flew by and her birthday got here quicker than we expected. We headed out to Frisco Square to take some pictures with all of our girls in tow. Kaly, Hannah, and Ella were such good little photographer’s assistants. And I couldn’t help but snap a few pics of the gorgeous sisters.
They had Campbell giggling and smiling most of the time. Except of course, when the crazy grown-ups, Jennifer and I, thought it would be a fun idea for Campbell to wear a party hat. She didn’t think it was so fun.
When we got back to my house Jen brought out the cake and I got to try out my new barnwood floor rug! Campbell dug in and had a blast. YUM!
While the girls played, Jen talked to me about how the year before, she would’ve still been pregnant with Campbell and late that night she discovered that it was TIME. Troy and Jennifer rushed to the hospital, and not long after, in the middle of the night when the whole world was still, they met their third daughter, Campbell. Each day goes by and Campbell grows and learns something new. Now she’s toddling around into her next stage of life, and her parents have memories. I think I saw a tear in Jennifer’s eye when we were visiting about this, and I totally understand. Our children’s birthdays are always a little bittersweet. Yes, we are so proud of the people they are growing to be, but a part of us is a little sad that they are one year older. As parents, we can truly understand the saying “the days are long, but the years are short”.