My youngest turned one the other week. Since he's the third child, he has to suffer through being dragged to all the older kids' activities, naps cut short, naps in car seats and generally having to wait his turn. So, I wanted to do something just for him to help us remember his very first birthday. I had my two photographer assistants carry the basket and balloons to the grass. My older boy even found a way to get into a picture or two.
I also had this great idea to set up a backdrop in my garage and attempt a cake smash photoshoot. I know most one year olds don't care for cake and I didn't expect much from this guy, but I figured it would be a good chance to practice garage lighting and to share a cupcake with everyone.
Finally, Halloween happened. This year the kids had several opportunities to wear their costumes: preschool parade, daytime party with our local mom friends, grocery store trip and trick or treating with friends.