Justin, Beth, and Addi

She loves Elmo, playing with her hair, and her Mama. She points like nobody's business and can't get enough of Dr. Suess. She's Addi, and, if you ask me, she's pretty amazing. I think she officially won my heart when she wiggled out of her mom's arms as soon as she got outside because she just couldn't wait to feel the grass between her fingers. Or maybe it was when she reached out for me to hold her and then cried when I put her down. Regardless, I think it's fair to say that Addi has won the heart of most everyone she's come into contact with, except for maybe her fellow passengers on the plane ride home from Hawaii last month. ;) Addi's parents look at her with such love in their eyes and they have created a fun, welcoming, and beautiful home in which Addi can grow.

Justin and Beth, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to document Addi as she turns one. She is so special, beautiful, and fun and I know she gets that from you two! I hope these photos capture Addi and the adorable person she is at this exact moment in time, because as all parents know, it just goes by so incredibly fast.

Here's Addi a few days shy of her first birthday ...