Birthday cake fun

Madison is officially a two step wonder. Oh wait, I meant to say lunger! She will completely get her balance before attempting to walk then lunge forward after the first step or two. This is causing the majority of her forehead bruises. I hope she gets it soon, but she is probably going to be one of those kids who take a few months longer to walk.

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This photo apeals to me for so many reasons. A couple are it’s so my mom and Blake has a little boy look to him.
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Maddy loves her grandma.
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We waited until my moms (grandma) visit to have the kids birthday cake smash and photos. Their first birthday was on April 18th, and we ended up giving them their cakes on May 13th. This also happened to be their grammy’s birthday AND their original due date! Pretty cool coincidence. The week was so packed with stuff and when Maria could do the cakes it just happened to be on that day.

The kids are as adorable as usual. I with I hadn’t been such a mess that day. When I take pictures of other people I am calm, collected and work with whatever situation is presented to me. Not so with my own family. UGHHHH. It is pretty hard to be the parent when behind the camera and in photographer mode. My kids did not have the, “Oh wow, this cake stuff is sooooo cool” reaction we (Me) were hoping for. Guy gets edgy and short when my camera comes out. I think it’s because he knows I generally have secret expectations. So then we start being grumpy with each other. The next thing that happens is what always happens when parents get edgy… The kids get grumpy. What a great attitude to start out with. No wonder they didn’t take to the cakes!

Nanny (Guy’s mom) will love the cakes. The Australian animals were for her. They were made by my friend Maria who is a rock star cake maker. She cranked out these babies after her family went to bed and still had to go to her full time job the next morning.
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We have four colors of diapers the babies wear so we just happened to have matching ones!
This is what happened when we first set them down. Madison, as usual, hated the cakes on site wanting nothing to do with them. Blake, our adventurer, went right in to play.
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She pushed the cake away with all her might. He just watches her pitch a fit.
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He wanted to share his one with grandma while Maddy continued her fit.
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Then Guy offered her a magical taste of frosting. Like the true girl she is (so unlike her mama) she loved the sugary sweetness.
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Then we had the not so bright idea of giving Blake a taste of it too. He is just like his mama (yay son!!!) with NO love for such delights.
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Madison was now a happy little girl.
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While Blake decided it was now a horrid experience.
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Some daddy time helped a bit.
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Madison is very happily eating her cake (frosting) now.
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I love this shot of Blake hating the cake
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Oh look how much he soooo doesn’t want it!
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But mama can make it all better. For those who didn’t know it, Guy is a great photographer. Thanks honey!!
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Love this one! It was also the last shot with my really long hair. Speaking of my hair it was cut about 4-6 inches shorter Thursday last week. I flat ironed it to make it look nice when Guy got home. He didn’t notice. Not the next day or even the next. I finally had to tell him it had been cut. Really only one person noticed. It was Dianna from church who also just cut quite a bit off her length. The kids still pull my hair, but not quite as often as before.
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My baby girl and sugar. Hopefully she wont be getting any more of this stuff anytime soon. Guy and I definitely agree it was a one time thing.
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She’s such a big girl, but she is remarkably fit and lean.
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She moved onto Blake’s cake when he vacated for the cuddles.
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His tastes just as good!
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Then she wanted to spend time with her daddy. This face she’s making cracks me up.
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We put him in to try again. Same reaction. But…
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When he figured out he could just play without tasting all was well again.
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Love the foot with the rest of him out of focus.
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Blake playing with the hair paste.
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Madison loves to move hands to do what she wants them to do. Here she is making Guy clap.
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Just in case he didn’t understand she clapped for him.
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Those cute cubby fingers with all the frosting on them.
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loki photography - May 27, 2009 - 9:23 pm

Super Cute! Coralee kept running away when I tried doing cake pictures with her so I only got a couple keepers. Anyway, I can’t believe how BIG they are, they look like a bundle of fun!

Lisa and company - May 28, 2009 - 12:20 am

Love love love them all! The pictures Guy took of you are soooo beautiful!

Whitehouse II - May 28, 2009 - 5:11 pm

I just have to say this…the picture of your mum and Blake is such a Guy/Melia/Corri face. I laughed when I first saw the pic. Love all the pictures.

Dianna - May 28, 2009 - 9:36 pm

I love all the cake pictures. They are so adorable. And the cakes are awesome. Such a cute idea.

kristen - May 29, 2009 - 4:53 pm

Great pictures, as always Shannon!!!