It really does seem like yesterday I was going into labor almost 3 weeks early because I insisted on taking a 3 mile hike to McDonald to get a chocolate dipped ice cream cone haha. Well here we are 3 weeks from her 1st birthday and I am doing everything I can to hold my emotional self together. The day before my 30th birthday one of my sweet friends Emily Moore came to Dallas for a visit. Emily is such a gifted photographer & I just loved the family photos she took for us back in October (when Jewel turned 6 months) so I knew I had to have her take Jewel's 1 year photos. Some how Emily managed to capture some of the most precious shots in just 15 minutes! We were headed to church and we decided to pull over the car when we saw a random field of flowers on the side of the road. Here is a sneak peak at the precious shots Emily captured...
Julianna Faith Alcala brings us so much joy. She is a heaven sent gift from above and I can not even begin to imagine our life without her. She is such a happy baby & she is constantly smiling and giggling. Jewel is always on the go trying to catch her big sissy Josselyn. She is a fast little crawler and she can cruise around holding onto things. She has 5 teeth already and 3 more that are about to come through. She loves to dance (bounce) to music, clap and wave to everyone. Julianna says "hi" "bye" "dadda" "yaya" "tinta" "dog" but unfortunately has stopped saying "mama". She eats everything in sight and this past week we introduced whole milk. We love this little princess so much and we are so thankful that God blessed us with her. She truly is our angel baby.
Happy (almost) 1st birthday my precious Jewel
*Photo credit Emily Moore Photo