We finally got around to celebrating Cannon’s first birthday; in true circus style.
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.
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!
Cannon reacted to his cupcake about this same way he did when we shot his original birthday cake. Not so much a fan.
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.
I love your weekly photos! Such a cute idea for the first year. What kind of studio lights do you have to take those pictures?
I used my alien bees to shoot the photos; I have a 800 and 400 series and they are awesome!
The poster of photos is really cool.
This is really a wonderful post.
Wishing you endless years of happiness find more
and good health. Happy Birthday.