07 October 2009

a study of five.

autumn birthday.

seriously, mom.

fivish.

birthday girl.

you can't see me.

notes on five:

1. i just peeked in on your little slumbering self, snuggled up with your birthday gifts: a small lizard tucked beneath your chin, your gnomish doll clutched loosely in one arm, your giant diego coloring book at your feet. i'm not sure how there's any room left for you to actually sleep, but you seem to be managing just fine.

2. you use words that are taller than you are, sliding them into conversation at whim, and rarely concerned with their proper meanings. (your mother would be proud.)

3. you are an exercise in contrasts: tender and feisty and affectionate and contentious and diffident and ebullient, and i love every last bit of you.


five.

squeeze.

happy birthday, elle. you are some kind of wonderful.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

I love this! What a sweet baby girl and what a loving perceptive momma!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Ah! Happy birthday sweet Elle! She's so beautiful Nic. (I'm seriously considering the 10 hour drive to your neck of the woods to have you photograph my kids. You are just brilliant.)

Kimberly said...

obHappy Birthday to sweet Elle! Hope the day brought her as much joy as she brings you!

Nathan said...

This is incredible!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

These pics are beautiful...she's adorable!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday Elle! How adorable is she! Last weekend at the wedding, when it was Ali's turn to walk down the aisle, she turned to me and said, "Is that the bride?" So cute!

Jenn said...

Oh I could eat her up. She is beautiful beyond words Nic. It has been fun to watch her grown through this computer monitor. Five...really? What a sweetie!!

take a bow Jenn

Organizing Mommy said...

Happy birthday to Elle. My Emily turns 5 in 2 months.

Rebekah said...

Happy Five to Elle :)
The last photo in this post is soooo adorable.

~love said...

oh, five. i know she'll have a wonderfully fun year. five is awesome....especially when you have such a wonderful mama! =)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

She is such a doll. Delicious.

Organizing Mommy said...

Happy birthday to Elle. My Emily turns 5 in 2 months.

Amanda said...

Happy birthday Elle! How adorable is she! Last weekend at the wedding, when it was Ali's turn to walk down the aisle, she turned to me and said, "Is that the bride?" So cute!