Boston & New England Wedding Photographer Deborah Zoe

Boston & North Shore Wedding Photographer creating timeless imagery for classic New England weddings with a fine art approach.

Jonathan's First Birthday Party

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On Saturday we celebrated Jonathan's first birthday with a big BBQ and party at our home! Since we never had an official house warming party we decided to lump the two things together. Our backyard was bustling with the squeals of babies and kiddos while parents relaxed and enjoyed the sunshine. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, it was wonderful to be surrounded by those we loved celebrating the birthday of the best boy around! 
 
While Jonathan's official birthday was last Wednesday, I decide to not "mourn" his transition from baby to toddlerhood until after his party. It is such a bittersweet transition too. I'm really looking forward to our time together as he begins to REALLY explore the world around him, but I won't lie, I sure do miss those days where he'd just cuddle in my arms (and sleep for hours;)). I'll have to settled for his great big bear hugs now :D! 
 
By the way, how adorable is Jonathan and his cousin (also born in 2013)?! They are just super duper cute. I can't get enough!!jonathansfirstbirthday_3730.JPGSEE?! ADORABLE!jonathansfirstbirthday_3731.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3732.JPGWhenever we say "Hooray!" Jonathan claps his hands, love!jonathansfirstbirthday_3733.JPGThe crazy family photo shoots begins...jonathansfirstbirthday_3734.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3735.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3736.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3737.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3738.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3739.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3740.JPGGroup hug!!jonathansfirstbirthday_3741.JPGJonathan's friend Judah is only 7 weeks older than Jonathan and they are adorable together:)!jonathansfirstbirthday_3742.JPGThen there is the wiser and older Joe who is teaching Jonathan how to play with grass;)jonathansfirstbirthday_3743.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3744.JPGThis is Jonathan's babysitter Melissa, he loves her!jonathansfirstbirthday_3745.JPGThe Parker/Bickford/Caucis clan:)!jonathansfirstbirthday_3746.JPGHappy Grandparents!jonathansfirstbirthday_3747.JPGThe image on the right makes me so happy. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying our big backyard and hills on Saturday:) Look at the kids (and JOSH HA!) rolling down the hill!jonathansfirstbirthday_3748.JPGThe kids didn't really want to cooperate but we all got then in one frame:)!jonathansfirstbirthday_3749.JPGAfter lots of time playing outside, it was time to come in for just a little bit and eat some cake!!jonathansfirstbirthday_3750.JPGjonathansfirstbirthday_3751.JPGI loved this smash cake that Cakes for Occasions made for me all from an image on Pinterest:)!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsFirst Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsThey even made these adorable and DELICIOUS cupcakes for the guests!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsFirst Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsHappy Birthday little man!!jonathansfirstbirthday_3756.JPGTime to blow out the candle!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsJonathan hates hats, but I snuck a photo with him and the birthday hat!jonathansfirstbirthday_3758.JPGFirst taste...First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsThen it was ALL in!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsFirst Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsDave found frosting up his NOSE!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsFirst Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsHooray for colored frosting and not getting any on Mommy!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsFirst Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsGah, he's just adorable!!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsFirst Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsNothing says happiness like smushy frosting in between your fingers:)!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsEven Jacob wanted in on all the excitement!First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsAnd of course, so did Maya Boo.First Birthday smash cake from Cakes for OccasionsHappy First Birthday Jonathan!!

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by Deborah Parker