Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hannah is 7 !!!!

My baby girl turned 7 last week, and I can hardly believe it! She has been a thorn in my flesh since the day she was born... maybe a few days after. (don't judge me. She really is a pain besides its my blog, and I am just telling it like it is) BUT.. I love her so much and can't imagine our life without her.
I decided that it has been way too long since I have done, or had done, a birthday picture of her. I used to get the kids pictures done at Sears every year. That didn't last long. Its way too expensive for me. I decided about 5 years ago that I could do it myself cheaper, although much less professional. Even then I have been lazy at the annual picturing, From now on I have decided that we will go shopping to get a new outfit on their birthday, and then take a whole bunch of shots.
I have a fabulous camera, and I have even gone digital since my boycott of retail store photography. I am getting much better at my own photography, but have a long way to go before I am great.

Here is a picture of Hannah the first year I decided to save money on birthday pictures.

Hannah at 2 years old.

Sadly on the day I planned to take this years pictures it drizzled all day long. These were taken in our little town of Grantville, at a cool old building by the railroad tracks. Thankfully it had an overhang and the "deck" was all dry. I am pretty pleased with the results.

She is not so smiley any more. Her daddy made her smile in all these pictures. Here is the usual look I get .....

Just a collage of the day

The drizzly rain was much more fun with a bubble umbrella. Wish I had some rainboots too.