Sunday was my birthday and Andrew, Ellie and I had planned to spend the day at Stan Hywet Hall, a 1915 Tudor revival mansion in Akron, OH similar to Meadow Brook Hall, but when Ellie came down with a cold on Friday we decided to forgo the outing and spend the weekend at home. Thankfully, Andrew got me some studio photography equipment for my birthday and we spent the weekend trying it out. We decided Ellie’s Christmas picture would be the perfect first photo op. Although she didn’t feel well, she was still our smiley, happy baby and had a great time trying to eat the ornament she’s holding. I’m excited to keep practicing and improving my skills. Our next photo shoot will be Ellie’s first birthday pictures. I can’t believe my baby is turning one on the 25th!