Birthday in blossoms

Isabelle was privileged to celebrate her birthday in Japan this year.  She has been so excited for months about going to Japan, mostly because she knew her birthday would be at the same time :) 

I think the best part of her birthday in Japan was being able to go to the shops and look at all the fun, new, interesting toys they have here.  She longingly eyed all the Hello Kitty line, the mini keychains, all the Japanese candies, and the beautiful children's kimonos at each shop in Kyoto. Together, we all picked a red Kimono for her to wear to celebrate her special day. (This wasn't exactly as I planned- a friend made a kimono for her but it didn't arrive in time for her birthday pictures. Heartbroken!)

Below you'll see Belle's special 5th birthday shoot.  We had a great time watching her pull out her best new poses and enjoying her bright smile.

To think that Isabelle is now FIVE years old is mind blowing.  Just 5 years ago, our family of 3 booked it out to New Jersey to meet her for the first time- a tiny, adorable, bundle of yummy. We are so happy to have her as part of our Whitacre clan. 

Isabelle: happy, cheerful, hilarious, bright daughter. We love you.

See her 4th birthday shoot last year, here.

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