“We assume causality. But most often, all we can really say about two events is that one follows the other” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Avalon Stewart by © Jeannette Breward

“I was very excited to find out that Avalon had gotten off of the waiting list and was going to be photographed by me for Birthday Book, as I know her mom was as well! I have been photographing the Stewart family since before Avalon was born, so it is a pleasure to get to photograph her for the book. With a unique name like Avalon, I knew I had to incorporate that into her shoot. Avalon means “isle of apples”, so of course we found an apple tree to use for her session. We had a great time climbing trees and playing in the fallen apples, and I’m thrilled with how her final image turned out!” – Jeannette Breward

Image © Jeannette Breward

An Interview with Avalon

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. That when I got my doll house (Calico Critters doll house) with the kangaroo family. I was so excited.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. I don’t have a worst memory, all of them were great.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that most surprised you?

A. When one of my friends gave me Lego.

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist on eating during your birthday celebration?

A. Ice cream Cake.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Having my friends and family visit me.

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. Having ice cream cake on my birthday.