Hey, Hey, Hey Look Who Turned One

First Birthday

The blog was on a bit of a hiatus last week but we’re back and it looks like this week is shaping up to be toddler week. Some of the cutest little people will be featured the next few days and to get things started is my very own cutie patootie great nephew.

We met up last week and, despite the visible remnants of Hurricane Sally, downtown Pensacola did not disappoint as a background for his one year old portraits.

I love the steps of the TT Wentworth Museum and Korbin did too. Up and down and back up again, the concrete on little bare knees did not slow him down at all! And couldn’t you just eat up those chunky little thighs?

What really had me tickled was the way he would pose for me throughout our time together. He got to the top of the stairs and turned around after naturally framing himself as if to say, “Hey, I’m ready!”

We had pumpkins and some neat little one year old birthday boxes to use as props. Big brother even got in on the action and mama had a delicious birthday cake on hand that he thoroughly enjoyed.

Happy birthday, Korbin Cy! You bring so much joy to our family and we love you oodles and oodles!

Happy Birthday, Ansel!

First Birthday

Can you believe this little man is one year old today? Just a few weeks ago I was photographing him with his cousins and grandparents and watching him trying to get his feet under him. This past weekend I was chasing him around the yard so I guess he got this whole walking business figured out.

He has such a contagious smile and he looks pretty proud of himself, doesn’t he?

At first he wasn’t real sure what I was doing or why his favorite climbing toy was outside but he got into the spirit of things as our time wore on. It was a beautiful afternoon and he was happy to play.

There’s just something so adorable about little chubby toddler toes.

He was loving the climbing set but then the balloons arrived and my goodness, he was so excited!

He looks so much like his mama in this next picture! It was funny how depending on his expression or the way he moved how easily I could see both of his parents in his little face.

Once the balloons were out he was back and forth playing with them and climbing or playing with Dad.

All told I think he was having a great day and I know that today he will be rejoiced over and celebrated! Keep growing strong, lil’ man! You are loved.

It’s a Family Thing

First Birthday

Cute little Lucy from Tuesday’s post has a big sister and it just so happens that I did a fruit themed session for her when she turned one a couple of years ago. I figured her adorable pictures would make for a great follow up post perfect for throwback Thursday.

Using fruit is such a wonderful alternative to a cake smash and watermelon in particular makes for a very tasty photo prop. Apparently my niece loved watermelon during her pregnancy and sure enough, when Kya got big enough to eat food she also loved it. (I had this same experience with my oldest child…only chocolate milk and hot dogs, so, umm, not quite as healthy but samesies.)

She was so stinking cute! Especially when she discovered that the bucket could function as a drum.

Over the years I have done more than a few cake smashes and it is always surprising to me how many of the babies cry when they’re given the cake. Obviously, some babies just go all in but that has not always been my experience. I’ve done several watermelon themed ones though and they always love it. Like, love love it.

She needed no prompting to enjoy that sweet juicy deliciousness.

I cannot imagine what their mama can possibly come up with to top this sweet first birthday and Lucy’s own six month fruit bath session. But I am looking forward to it!