So let me just start here by saying that I cannot believe it has taken me this long to post these photos. Like seriously who am I. This year has been a whirlwind of chaos, new jobs, new houses, and then well covid.
So my littlest babe, Oliver turned ONE in February. February 12th, 2019 he came storming in, right in time for our very first winter blizzard of 2019. Well played O’ well played. Lets just say that this baby has brought such a light into so many peoples live. He was a tough one to crack and the first few months were lets just say sleepless and long but he has turned out to be the happiest, funniest little ham I have ever met. He his dads twin and adores his Yandy (Landyn) and Yaya (Aria) so much. Did I mention he is hands down the most stubborn and strong willed of all three of my kids. Just when I thought Aria’s attitude couldn’t be beat. Well here comes Oliver Henry to prove me wrong. He was like wait “Hold my Pacifier mom, Ill show you.” haha
So the theme of Olivers first Birthday was the Lion King. I never thought I would choose a Disney theme for his birthday initially. But a fun fact for you all is that when Oliver was a baby and honestly even until now, if gets fussy or gets into one of his moods. If you just put on the song the Circle of Life from the Lion King movie, he STOPS instantly its like magic, strange but so true. So what a perfect theme for him! And yes I did make him wear a Lions Mane, haha stop it I can’t to show these at this wedding!
This set took hours of cutting out cardboard and a mission to get all the little fluffy sticks in the background, yes those are real and to be completely honest I have no clue what they are actually called so I called them fluffy sticks. lol A vision of the need for real stick in the background came to me when I was driving down 140 heading home from my parents house when I SEEN THEM. They were so peacefully swaying in the breeze. So obviously I did what any photographer would do. I pulled over to the side ON THE HIGHWAY and got out of the car like a raving lunatic to see if I could score some of these “fluffy sticks” haha (PS before I receive any comments from A KAREN, I was by myself so no small children were left in the car unattended) Note to self: you need some type of sheers to cut those bad Larrys down because yanking them was not going to work. So long story short called up my Sister in Law and said “We need to go on a mission to get these tree link branch things and we need my brothers sheers.” She didn’t even think twice about my crazy idea and off we went to cut down some fluffy sticks. Luckily we found some in the park down in the woods a bit so we didn’t have to pull over on the highway and ultimately risk our lives or you know get arrested. Moral of the story is it was a successful mission!!
Seriously though check out that Cake! It was perfect! Thank you to Amazing Cakes in Lakeville, MA for going above and beyond to make this amazing cake!