Day in the Life: Natalie's 6th Birthday! | Lehigh Valley Family Photographer

My Darling Natalie,

In the blink of an eye, you’ve turned six. We’ve had a long year, moving away from the home you’ve always lived in, to a new house, in a new state. You’ve had to adjust to a new school, make new friends. And while there were times you were nervous, you persevered, because that’s who you are - a brave girl with a tenacity that cannot be measured.

I am proud to be your mom for so many reasons. I love how much you care for your little sister, always teaching her, always taking care of her. I admire your compassion for others, and how you aren’t afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve. I adore the level of positivity and excitement you bring to everything that you do.

Happy 6th birthday, sweetheart. Here’s to another year of laughs, learning, and love.

Love, Mom.

For Natalie’s birthday this year, she only really wanted one thing - a haircut. So on Friday, a haircut she got (courtesy of Rooted Salon) - and I have to say, it looks fabulous. We also celebrated with some of her friends at the park on Saturday, and had lunch and cake at home with family on Sunday. Because when your birthday falls on a Monday, you celebrate the entire weekend before - right?

Here are some of my favorite photos from those three fun filled days.

A haircut for the birthday girl, courtesy of Rooted Salon in Allentown, PA.
Birthday party in the park in Macungie, PA.
Little girl enjoying a cupcake at an outdoor birthday party in Macungie, PA.
In home family session to document a 6th birthday party in Lehigh Valley, PA.
Opening gifts at an in-home family photography session to document this little girl’s birthday in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
Blowing out the candles on her birthday cake! An at home party in Macungie, PA.

How do you celebrate birthdays in your family? Do you have any birthday traditions? Share them below in the comments! And if you’d like to have any of those traditions documented, get in touch, I’d be happy to help!