Home Video: Emerson: The First Year

Emerson, You have brought us nothing but pure joy. From easy newborn to happy six-month-old to the giggliest one-year-old. We’ve never been able to tell if you’re laughing or crying because you seem to always be laughing even when you’re upset. You are the happiest child. I’ll never forget that first night with you in the hospital. It was around 4am and your dad was asleep on the couch and the nurse had just brought you to me to nurse you. It had been noisy and hectic all day, but right then it was silent. I was supposed to call her when I was done so I could get some sleep after a long day of labor, but instead I just held you for an hour and stared at your tiny little fuzzy head and bawled my eyes out. You were so adorable. Perfect. Healthy. I couldn’t believe I had a son.
I hope you’re always this joyful and easy to laugh. I picture us becoming good friends, having dorky inside jokes that only we get and laughing hysterically over game nights. I thank God for you Emerson. I’d have 1000 more miscarriages if it meant just one pregnancy ended up being perfect little you!
“December baby, you are mine.”
Happy Birthday,

Emerson: The First Year from Katie Day on Vimeo.

Song: Welcome by Waterdeep

Magda - December 12, 2013 - 10:23 am

This was SO beautiful! Happy birthday Emerson!!!

Nicole - December 12, 2013 - 10:24 am

Oh my goodness that was the most precious video! Your family is the cutest. :)

Nicole / http://www.theanchoredsoulblog.com

Mel J - December 12, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Lovely video of a precious little boy. I have a precious boy too after just one miscarriage but don’t think I could have survived 1000 even though he’s amazing! xx

Jennifer Fitzpatrick - December 12, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Just. Beautiful.

cheyenne - January 26, 2014 - 11:17 am

absolutely precious!
xo, cheyenne

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Milk & Cookies Party – Emerson’s First Birthday!

The snowpocolypse didn’t stop this crew from gathering and eating ONE BILLION cookies! Note to self: Don’t tell the Day family “you can all bring a batch of cookies if you want” unless you want a thousand cookies to show up. As usual, this family over-delivers. We turned it into a contest. The winner was Michelle’s “Oreo Balls”, the second runner-up were Allison’s “Pumpkin Spice Cake-ies” which means no one voted for an actual “cookie” which mean this might actually be the worst theme party ever since apparently no one likes cookies. (: Moving on…


Party Details:

Plates/Napkins/Metal Buckets/Favor Buckets/Polka Dot Straws/ Coffee Travel Mug “Prize”: Target

Wrapping Paper Table Runner/Striped Straws/Scrapbook Paper: Hobby Lobby

Cupcakes/Cake: Sam’s Club (for $11 total!)

Old Fashioned Milk Bottles: (I’m a LIAR. They are actually Starbucks Frappucino bottles. We poured the frappucino into a  new container and served it at the party.)

Not pictured: A giant tub of unbelievably amazing chili that my super hot husband made.

Shakti - April 8, 2014 - 1:16 pm

what a beautiful, super special day. Looks like everyone had a blast. Love that cookie buffet!

Julie & Tyler – a lovely backyard wedding at sunset – springfield, mo

Sigh. Some weddings just feed my soul! I left this wedding completely inspired. Julie has been writing a journal to her future husband since 2003. That’s ten years, guys. She gave Tyler the journal on their wedding day. (Pay no attention to the photographer weeping into her camera.)

They also had some really great ideas I’d never seen before. Since they were expecting a TON of kids, they converted a barn into a little “kids center” complete with movies as well as a “kid’s only” mac n cheese and chicken tenders station so the littles wouldn’t have to wait on the adult food. (Pay no attention to the photographer stealing sneaking unbelievably delicious chicken tenders.)

I hope you enjoy this simple, romantic, lovely wedding!

Corlis Gray - January 23, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Beautiful! Love your style. Your black and whites are stunning!

Sara May - September 16, 2014 - 1:12 pm

So much love and tenderness in each frame… :) Love it!

Our Family at the Fair!

You may remember the last time we did a photoshoot at the fair when I was pregnant with Callie. It ended up being my favorite shoot of all time and now that we have two kiddos, I wanted to do a re-re-remix. What can I say? I’m a sucker for whimsy and joy, and…creepy carnies. I’m also weirdly obsessed with ferris wheels. I don’t think I’ve ever passed by a ferris wheel without snapping a photo. Maybe it’s because of The Notebook. Or Tris & Four. Moving on…

I did another photo exchange with the unbelievably fun, talented, sweet Janae Hardy.

Katie: “Hey, do you want to take our collective five kids to a crowded carnival and try to do TWO photoshoots in one? Oh and It’s supposed to be 100 degrees?”

Janae: “Girl, meet me under the tilt-a-whirl!”

Anyway, here’s that shoot from July. Callie is almost 3 years and Emerson is 6 month old. I just couldn’t love it more.  (:  Also I keep having these moments where I say “DAMN! My husband is freaking HOT!!!!!”

“…Cuz we’re the two best friends that anyone could have…we’re the two best friends that anyone could have…”

To see our last round of photoshoot trading, click here.

amanda june - November 18, 2013 - 10:32 am

fun! do you also find yourself saying to yourself, “DAMN! I am pretty freaking HOT myself!!!!!” …I find that happens sometimes with post-weightloss photos. anyway, you should. :) great photos!

kdp - November 18, 2013 - 10:43 am

aww. thank you so much!! :) :) :) :)

Jenloveskev - November 18, 2013 - 9:43 pm

hahah so I popped over here from your hilarious email and I even knew I was going to be looking at pictures of you and in that top picture of all you guys in front of ferris wheel I was like “wow is that me?” then I remembered where i was. haha. Too funny. Well I am honored that we are now internet long lost sisters. xoxo

kdp - November 18, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Oh goodness @jenLovesKev. I’m so happy you chose the word “hilarious” and not “insane”. :)
Here you go, sis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4JcOZJi5JQ

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