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Grace’s 1-year photo shoot

May 12, 2010 · filed under: Grace Evelyn by Geoff

Turning 1 not only brings cake and presents at the Janes household, but it also means starring in another photo session. Grace responded to the opportunity with plenty of giggles and smiles–as well as lots of attempts at running away from the set with her new walking skills. She was even joined by neighbor, Raleigh, for a few shots. When all was said and done, the event amounted to hundreds of photos and one tired set of parents! Loads of additional pictures are available in the gallery.  Here are the best of the best:

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And the bloopers:

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And after a long weekend of photos, Grace still had some time to relax and hang out with friends.

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And finally, a video of our little girl walking:

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Happy 1st Birthday, Grace!

May 4, 2010 · filed under: Grace Evelyn by Jill

Our baby girl is officially 1 year old today! We celebrate our big girl and all she has learned in the last year.

And what would a first birthday be without a party? Grace celebrated a bit early on Sunday with all of her grandparents, great-grandparents, and more. With a cupcake theme and a giant cupcake cake, our little “cupcake” took the stage. It was a fun-filled day for the guest of honor, with lots of attention directed her way. She, of course, responded well to the attention by showing off her new walking skills, squealing over her birthday presents, and devouring a whole cupcake all by herself. When all was said and done, there was a wardrobe full of new clothes, enough pink and princess-themed items to make her dad cringe, a belly full of frosting, and one tired girl who was two hours late for her afternoon nap. To relive the party, be sure to check out more party photos in the gallery.

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In honor of her actual birthday today, though, we have brought back a few of our favorite photos from a year in the life of Grace Evelyn. We are so proud of our little girl!

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