Happy 1st birthday to my precious niece, and congratulations to my beloved sister for making it through the first year of motherhood. It isn’t easy, this mothering, this navigating of a whole new world full of wonderful highs, of new experiences, responsibilities, and the fears and anxieties that accompany the fact that there is a BRAND NEW PERSON completely dependent on you for everything. I think she’s done a fantastic job, and this smiley, cheeky, stubborn and ever endearing child is proof – not only of those efforts, but that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Love you both. Happy birthday, dear Violet.
Here’s a little trip down memory lane with some of my favourite photos I’ve captured of my sister… and her sweet baby ♥