Ellis Kate is the beautiful daughter of my beautiful cousin Katelyn and her awesome hubby Aaron. I was honored to have them ask that I come up and visit the new little munchkin and take some photos while I was there. We had what I would consider the perfect afternoon/evening hanging out at their fabulous home playing with dogs (Ollie and Thatcher) and new baby while listening to records. Yup, that right. It was totally perfect.
Early early morning sessions always turn out so great...maybe it doesn't feel that way when the alarm goes off before dawn, but there's a weird sense of accomplishment when you beat the sun to McKinney Falls Park. We had a lovely time exploring, running around and playing a game that involved throwing rocks into the water that little June made up as we went along. Biggest splash wins.
Aren't they the cutest trio?
Riley is so many things. She is gorgeous. She is SO smart. She is the hardest working person I know. She is hilarious. She is one of the top junior downhill skiers in the nation. She is my niece. Also, she is not a senior yet, but since she's a teenager going on 25, I thought the category was appropriate. I could brag about her for hours. She and her mom (my sister Kim) came to Texas for a visit last summer and while sitting around on the back porch the light started doing that special thing it does in the late afternoon - so I grabbed her and my camera and went on an impromptu photo adventure. I was so sad when the sun went down because we could have taken 1 million photographs for a thousand hours. Love you RileyRoo.