Baby Cannon Turns One!

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Baby Cannon holds a special place in my heart.  I remember the email from Jill that he was born a month early, right around New Years, and that she wanted to wait to do newborn pictures because she wasn’t sure when he was going to get to come home.  It has been beautiful and affirming to watch such a miraculous, tiny being transform into a strong and sweet little boy with the most lovable tuft of hair atop his head.  A year in review, shall we?

Here’s Cannon at 4 weeks:

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And at 6 months:

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And on December 29th, his actual birthday, just hours before a small birthday party with family:

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I insisted on bringing cupcakes, what’s a one year celebration without a piece of cake?

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Buttercream frosting and chocolate crumbs lent the perfect excuse to hit the bathtub.  Jill’s mom had a special request: a horizontal shot during bath time with both his face and cute rear end in the shot.  Impossible?  Jill engineered it perfectly:

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This shot with Louis the dog is one of my favorites ever.  I thought Louis was going to jump into the tub too!

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After bath time, Cannon got dressed and ready to do some serious playing.  We brought down the rocking horse from the loft to see if we couldn’t keep the cowboy theme going in our sessions.  Giddy-up!

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And then more playtime on the bed and with Louis:

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Followed with some pre-nap cuddles:

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Here’s a sweet slideshow (which made me teary… twice…) and the online gallery too.  Happy Birthday, cowboy.  Its a big world, baby, and you’re little… for a little while.

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