“They could see she was a real Princess and no question about it, now that she had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds. Nobody but a Princess could be so delicate.”
-Hans Christian Andersen, The Princess and the Pea
A year ago today, Penelope entered the earth making me an aunt once more and she's been such a blessing to our family ever since. For P's 1st Birthday Portrait Session it was a no brainer what the theme should be: Princess and the Pea! The story of Princess and the Pea has always been a favorite of mine. Our own little Princess P has endured many nights unable to sleep so one must conclude that she is a genuine princess, not to mention she has a natural grace and sweetness about her. She was such a doll during her birthday session and played her part to a "T"... or should I say "P"?!
And just as I did for her first portrait session, here is a little letter to my littlest niece!
My dear Sweet P,
I love that from the moment you entered our lives you have brought us nothing but joy and blessings.
I love your laugh and the way your eyes crinkle up when you smile.
I love that when you see me across the room you stretch out your arm as far as you can.
I love how you want to do everything your big sister does.
I love how you are SO CLOSE to being able to walk. And how when you crawl you push off of with one foot.
I love that you throw your head backwards whenever you get the chance, and that proud look you get on your face afterwards.
I love to hear your giggle when I give you raspberries.
I love to think about how big and beautiful you are going to get. And then I don't.
I love you so much and am proud to be your Aunt C!
Happy Birthday sweet girl. Here to many, many more to come!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)