Friday, June 19, 2009

Emmie's party and {many} other pictures.

Here are just a few pics from Emmie's party
Sunday. I made the cake myself, but out of
fear of being put on Cake Wrecks, I will not display
a straight-on picture of it! I have made cakes
before, and they usually turn out fine, but
I was really pressed for time on this one
(I was still working on it when the family
started arriving!) and I made the icing too thick-
never a good thing. So here we go:

We are singing 'Happy Birthday'
and she's very excited by the cake.
Jacob blew out her candle for her-wasn't that sweet?
I gave her the whole part that had her name on it
she was a little timid at first.

It didn't take long to get into it!

Yay!! Cake is good!
After she made several attempts to dump her
plate on the floor, I just dumped it onto her tray.

Ain't she sweet? ;)

Then came presents-don't ask me why in the
world I thought it was better to do the cake
first-I had to do serious clean up before
we could do presents!!
I thought this picture was hilarious-
'I pity the fool that touch my present!!'

This was my favorite pic of the day.
Paul took it, and I love that the toy is in focus
and she is a little blurry-it's a great effect.
Every time she got something open, she would
go, 'ooohhh, ooohhh!'
You can see that she's saying it here.

She had a great birthday. She loved the attention,
and the cake, and the presents!! And I loved watching
her. She's just too big already. My sweet
baby girl. :)

These next pictures are some that I took
because I decided I was going to take her
one year pictures myself. I'm not done-I
want some of her in her birthday dress,
but I haven't had time to do those. I took some of
these and did them in sepia for the I♥faces
theme this week, but I didn't make the deadline.
I wanted to show them anyway!
I like the sepia, but I really liked the color too!
I wish I had remembered a backdrop!! {sigh}
This one might have been right up there with
my favorites if it were not blurry-it looks
a little less blurry in the sepia.
Just cause I thought it was cute.
I love this one-I did fix the red eye, but I
uploaded the wrong copy!! This is
quintessential Emmie.
Ok, I think this is my favorite Emmie pic.
This first one is SOOC (straight out of camera)
This one I played with in Photoshop-love
the vibrant colors.
This is the sepia one.
And this is my all-time favorite.
I'm really starting to LOVE photoshop.
I found Pioneer Woman's blog the other day,
and if you get a chance, you should check it
out! She's pretty cool, and has tips on everything
from cooking to photography to homeschooling
to ropin and ridin! That's where I learned the
few things I'm (finally) able to do with
photoshop. Her photos are AMAZING!
Anyway, I've kept you here long enough.
Hope you like the pics!

This was when she finally got tired of the picture session.
And that's all she has to say 'bout that!


Tracy said...

She is beautiful and soooo photogenic. I love the sepia pics.

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I accidentally hit the pulish comments button twice so I deleted one of them. Sorry!!

Mandy T said...

she is so sweet and beautiful, I love all the pics of her. I love to see all the expressions on your kids faces they are so much fun!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

She is SO cute! I love all the pics in the hat! And you are getting good at photoshop! I really like the one with just her eyes in color!

He And Me + 3 said...

Those all turned out so cute. She was totally into the cake. Love those pics. So messy and fun. She looks so great in that hat. So cute.

mummyof5monsters said...

She is totally adorable:) And i love that you took the dress off before she got stuck into her cake-wish I had of thought of that for Fatboys birthday,haha! I thought I wanted another boy, but that hat is making me pine for a girl:) LOVE the blue eyed black and white shot!!

{Kimber} said...

That is one beautiful girl you have...THAT HAT is so darling...where did you get it? and do they make them in my size?! :)
I think you did good on the cake!!

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, she's such a little doll!!!

Happy Birthday Emmie!

Meghan said...

So beautiful!!! My favorite is the profile picture.