April 16, 2019

Rustic Field | First Birthday | Dunnellon

FILED IN: Family, Milestone

It feels like just yesterday that we took maternity photos at the family ranch, or were sitting on the grassy lawn by the rainbow river taking newborn photos. But here we are, almost a year later, celebrating 365 days with sweet Isla Jane! This little girl is so loved by her momma, daddy and big sister that it’s hard to even imagine a time where she wasn’t a part of the family. She has fair colored skin and and light hair that give an unmistakable steel blue color to her eyes. And her momma boasts that she has been the easiest, good-sleeping, happy go lucky baby over the last year (much like her older sister was).

It was a somewhat cloudy day at the ranch, but the dusty blue sky contrasted beautifully against the golden color of the aged rye field. And the sun peaked out from behind the clouds a couple of times, blessing us with its golden glowy light 😍 Little Isla was just as happy as can be thought the evening. Getting her to smile was pretty much effortless, although she did give us a run for our money when it came to the string pearl necklace she wore. Don’t let the pictures fool you, those pearls didn’t stay around her neck more than a couple of seconds at a time! I think she honestly was just having fun watching us pick them up over and over again 😂

But by far, my most favorite images were of her in the antique wooden high chair. It was the same chair that Isla’s daddy and Uncle sat in when they were babes; their names and birth dates even etched into the underside of the wooden tray. It reminded me so much of the antique cradle that my mother handed down to me. I can’t even put into words how special it was to use the very same cradle that my siblings and I laid in for for my own newborn daughter when she was born. So when I look at these photos, I see so much more than a pretty piece of furniture. I see generations of love and memories being carried on through the eyes and hands of this little girl. Who knows, maybe one day when she’s grown and married with children of her own the chair will still be around. And she can hand them one of these pictures and show them how she sat in their very same place ❤️

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