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He met the two midway.
The traits of his blond big brothers; Jensen [reserved] and Lyoto [destructive] collided in late July as we finally took Baby Hero out to the wildflower meadows to smash his first birthday cake. Inquisitive yet unsure, he needed a little encouragement to sink his little fingers into the squishy chocolate sponge and sugary, buttersoft frosting…but he did it. More graceful than Lyoto and less hesitant than Jensen…and at a little picnic table that his brothers gave him for the occasion.
Hero’s birthday outfit was finally chosen from The Wee Department Store, made by Elfie. I debated jeans and a red white and blue shirt, but in the end these were just too cute and his legs just way too scrumptious not to show off. I think these are the sweetest and simultaneously most well made dungarees I’ve ever bought [and I’ve got at least thirty pairs a few].
We took his birthday balloons, his little first birthday hat
by Little Blue Olive – which he amazingly wore and was very fond of, and his Smartie-studded cake by the very lovely talents behind Organic Annie’s in Winchester and we sat amongst the butterflies and spiders in the afternoon sun.
And now he wants to be one of the big boys.
Happy first birthday, Baby Hero.
Those pictures are just too adorable! And he looks like he really enjoyed his day of celebration! What a great way to celebrate such a big milestone.
I've booked a smash the cake shoot for Lexie's first birthday! I love them, so cute! Your little boy is adorable! I like the idea of it being outside 🙂
What lovely names you have for your children (but you know I'm biased!) Happy birthday Hero!
Awwww Luke how cute he is, happy first birthday and many more happy returns Hero.
Awwww… How adoreable he is. Isn't it cute the way he wants to be like his big brothers?
This is a great idea. Instead of trying to contain the first birthday cake mess, embrace it and make a celebration of it! I wish I had heard of this before any of my kids first birthdays. I have five and actually tried to get them all not to make a mess at the first birthday. Happy Birthday to Baby Hero!
Oh my goodness, he is just adorable! Love the outfit, the pictures, all of it! Too cute for words!
These pictures are so amazing! They are definitely something you'll smile back on. Love the outfit! I'm sure he just had a blast with that cake!
Such a magical birthday – I love the little picnic table.
Oh bless him, I cannot believe is is one – what a cutie
He looks so happy with that cake and I can't say I blame him
Happy Birthday Hero! He looks adorable, what a fabulous way to celebrate his first birthday. My friend makes smash cakes and when I saw her first one I was horrified that it was going to be smashed up by a baby, but then after seeing the photo shoot you see how wonderful the whole thing is.
So cute! Fantastic photos too!
Aww happy birthday! I love that you let him smash a cake. that wasn't really done when my kids were little. I can see how I'd want that to be outside for sure! lol
Oh too cute. I love the idea of a birthday cake smash. It is a great idea for little ones.
Aw, I die he is such a cutie. I love the little table.
Aww so cute! I'm not a huge fan of the cake smash thing but this is so sweet in the forest getting one with nature too.
How sweet! Looks like everyone enjoyed Hero's big day.
Such a beautiful set of photo's. I love the colour combination you've used
oh my goodness how adorable!!! what a beautiful way to celebrate x
What stunning photos these are, I love that little table with the cake on x
Oh what a wonderful way to celebrate his day! Absolute cutie and those dungarees really were a fab choice.
How is Hero one already?! I absolutely adore those dungarees! I think Finn may need a pair (probably for next summer if this rain continues!)
Birthday cake smash lol – what a fab idea. Is it wrong that I want to do that with my next cake (and I'll be 38)? He looks so cute out there. Stephen :o)
Happy birthday little man. I love the little picnic table. What a really cute idea to take the cake outside and spend the day outdoors.
Happy first birthday! What a cute fun idea! Love all of your photos.
I had a thing for dungarees when Luke was small. Particularly when he was crawling. If he wandered too far while we were having a picnic, I would pick him up by the straps and turn him round, and he would just carrry on, on his merry way. The Husband was horrified, but I thought that's what they were for?! 😀
These are precious moments captured. Too bad for the cake but the shots looks awesome.
I so love this post. He is the cuties little thing and the picnic table is also adorable. My sister just had a birthday party with the smash cake for my nephew who turned 1 yrs old on the 11 th of this month. My baby starts college today so it really does go by so fast. Thanks for sharing.
Awww so cute! And pretty genius to do it outside – we had my daughter's first birthday in the kitchen and then I took her right out of the high chair and put her into the bathtub. What a mess!
What a cutie! All three of my kids were always hesitant to smash into their first birthday cake. But once, they did, they were a mess, lol.
What some absolutely beautiful photos! Lovely way to remember a special birthday! x
Happy 1st birthday to your little guy! What adorable photo's! I love the back drop in nature!
Ha what a cutie. I had to coerce all four of mine to touch their cake when they were little, lol
How is Hero already one? Such adorable photos x
Baby here is so adorable! This post just inspired me to do a cake smash for my new born when she turns one.