Sweet Caden turns ONE. An entire year has gone by. I loved being their photographer.
Do you have friends in your life that you really look up to and admire? You bubble with excitement when they walk through the door because they are that awesome - and are so dang funny? That is how I feel with the Dorton family. I want to soak in all of their adorable parenting talents and learn how to be so talkative as they are. They are just incredible people and I wish I could hang out with them every single weekend. This is the truth.
It also is so fun seeing Griffin morph into this adorable walking baby. He still has similar features as his newborn self - his eyes and nose - but he has changed so much! It's amazing and I just wanted to play with him the whole time.
He did crack me up because he really wasn't interested in his cake all that much. He kind of smeared things around and I am not sure if any actually entered his mouth? But that's better for his parents right!
Well here is a little sneak into our session!
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Gosh. Clara is so cute, but she definitely made me work for her smiles! We chased her around the studio and let her do her thing. And I just snap away!! But there is one thing that always works to get an active 1 year old to sit: CAKE!
She was hilarious!! Once that cake was brought out, she was all business. Clara knew exactly what to do and she did it well! Just look at this face!
Ahhh!!! So stinkin' cute. For all you parents out there, definitely, definitely do a cake smash with your one year old. It is hilarious and so fun to look back at!
Here's more from her session.
Let me take a deeeep breathe here. Breeeeaaathe. I now have a one year old! When did this happen?? Uh wasn't it just a minute ago that I had no idea how to breastfeed, was barely sleeping, and lived in my PJs day after day? I swear it was not a YEAR ago! Oh my goodness... But I do have to say, I love this age sooo much. He is SO fun. He just started to get confidence in his walking skills and always turns to us, glowing with pride, when he successfully reached his destination with no help at all! It has meant that all cupboards and drawers are pretty much fair game for him now...meaning that our house is the definition of a war zone. But I've come to find peace in this war zone of mine. I love seeing his little trail of adventure. He's learning and trying to figure out this world he's in!
But I was anxiously awaiting his one year party so we can give him cake! I knew that he would love it, but I would never have guessed how quickly he devoured that cake! It's like babies were born with the natural instinct to DEVOUR all signs of cake. No training involved! (PS. Ins't devour a weird word? I keep thinking I am spelling it wrong, but I'm not!)
But before I dive into our year session, I want to remind everyone what he looked like at just a week old.
Stinkin' cute right? Like a little old, teeny man. I have this blown up on my wall. I never want to forget this version of him...all 8.1 lbs of him.
And now he is just a ball of joy! He makes my world so full and so exciting. Curt and I have learned so much about being parents, about each other, and about life in general. We have learned what really matters and how we want to keep each other close always.
We had a blast during his cake smash in the studio! Here's some of my favorites from his little session.
Bahaha! I just get a crack out of the one with his fist in the air. Soo funny. And check out that belly below!!