We finally got around to celebrating Cannon’s first birthday; in true circus style.
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
We had family come over to help us celebrate the big day (and to help us eat all the really healthy food we provided!). Steve doesn’t usually question my party ideas, I just run with it. Yesterday he started to ask some questions.

Steve: So what are we eating for dinner at this party?
Kara: Hot dogs
Steve: What else?
Kara: Peanuts, popcorn, circus cookies and cotton candy
Steve: But what else?
Kara: That’s it.
Steve: That’s not a meal
Kara: It’s not supposed to be – it’s a circus.

And if I could’ve figured out how to mass produce funnel cakes, I would have! This was definitely not a meal you want to have more than a few times in your life…but let me tell you it was heaven for the kids.
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
When I was putting Hunter to bed I asked him what his favorite part of the party was. He grinned and said, “I had three bags of cotton candy.” Awesome. We only let them have 10 pieces of their Halloween candy and he probably consumed more sugar in cotton candy! You’re little brother only turns one once, right?

I printed off his weekly photos and had them on display. When Steve first saw it a couple days ago he thought he had come across his Christmas present because he’s been asking for something like this. I missed the boat on that one – Steve already has it by the back door ready to go to work with him tomorrow!
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party

Cannon reacted to his cupcake about this same way he did when we shot his original birthday cake. Not so much a fan.
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party

Cannon had his cute moments but for the most part he wasn’t overly happy for his party – of course the song, “Its my party and I’ll cry if I want to” kept coming to mind. Perhaps circus theme wasn’t his thing. Maybe he’s more of a sock monkey kind of kid. You just never know. Luckily the rest of us had a good time.
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party
Life with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday partyLife with Fingerprints: Baby's First Birthday; Circus birthday party

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