One Year With Camden – Happy Birthday, Little Man!

Camden 1 Year Old #sevennailsphotography

Photo Credit – (Seven Nails Photography)


I can’t believe I’m writing this post. My baby boy is 1 year old! He’s gone from a teeny, tiny little guy who needed me every second to this vibrant 1 year old. It makes me so happy but so sad and sentimental at the same time.

In fact I already told my husband that, yes, I was probably going to get teary-eyed at Camden’s birthday party. He said he wasn’t surprised. Ha.

And I did. We celebrated over the weekend with a buffalo plaid/lumberjack themed party. Camden pigged out on mac and cheese and a birthday cake (made with no sugar!). He had so much of his extended family and his best friend there to celebrate. Little Man didn’t stop moving or playing for over 3 hours – then crashed when I laid him down for a nap. He had no idea why everyone was there, but he certainly had fun!

We’ll celebrate tonight, just the 3 of us – with goat cheese risotto and a new Laugh and Learn Play Table. I don’t think there’s much that would make this boy happier than that! 



One year old. We have a one year old.


Camden 1 Year

Photo Credit – (Seven Nails Photography)


We have a boy who walks, hands held up like Frankenstein’s monster, giggling at what he can do.

We have a boy who uses his push walker to zoom around the house, practically running, shouting with glee all the while.

We have a boy who loves music; who bounces on his bottom, tries to bounce his legs and shakes his little head when he hears his favorite songs.

We have a boy who grins and bounces when he sees P.J. Masks on t.v. (Andrew keeps trying to get him interested in Wild Kratts, but P.J. Masks is his jam, guys.) And he watches like 2 minutes at a time, so no t.v. lectures please.

We have a boy who eats like a champ, dislikes nothing, and loves goat cheese risotto and macaroni & cheese.

We have a boy who hugs and cuddles everyone he can find – mama, daddy, the dog and cat, and his stuffed animals.

We have a sweet, kind hearted boy.

We have a monkey-boy who literally lives and breathes to climb everything he can get his short legs on.

We have a gorgeous boy full of personality and life and smiles.

Camden 1 Year



Sure, I miss the dependence on me, but I love his independence. I miss when he laid still for more than 3 seconds, but I love his vibrant energy. I miss those tiny new baby smiles, but I love his boisterous belly laughs.

Camden 1 Year


Camden 1 Year



Camden 1 Year



I know it only gets better from here.

Happy birthday to our little miracle!



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  1. hollymdowning

    I love the lumberjack party theme- so sweet!

  2. 21flavorsofsplendor

    He is too cute and love the lumberjack themed party. Embracing all the moments and seasons we go through with our kids is what its all about.

  3. Trish

    He looks a very happy, content little chap. They do tug at our heartstrings when they grow out of the things they did – but there are new delightful things past every milestone too.

  4. Scott J DeNicola

    My two girls are now 15 and 19 and i really do miss that age. Watching them grow and learn things is so exciting. Now they just sit in their room on their cell phones. Cherish these times because they really do go by fast. Happy Birthday to your Little Man!

  5. lforsythe7040

    My son just turned one a month ago! I completely agree about missing the snuggles but I also love watching every time he learns something new and becomes a little more independent.

  6. Lene

    That first shot of Camden crawling on the floor, face full of cake, is priceless. Shows his wonderful personality. I can just imagine the belly laughs – nothing better than toddler laughs!

  7. financeoholic

    Happy birthday to your little man! It must’ve been one heck of a year that flew by.

  8. stylelullaby

    awwww happy first birthday camden! you are just the cutest little boy! <3 xx

  9. Andrea

    Happy first birthday to your little guy! You have a beautiful family!

  10. amber Stanfield

    Congrats! I love the pic with the cake all over his face. I’m a new mom and know that in the blink of an eye I will be in the same position.

  11. Erica (The Prepping Wife)

    Happy birthday, Camden! He’s so cute in the pics you shared. They definitely grow up quickly.

  12. Boss Mom Outlaw

    Awww how sweet. Happy Birthday 🎉
    We just celebrated a 2nd birthday and I still can’t believe it.

  13. honeybunnytwee

    Happy birthday, Camden! What a fun birthday theme and what a precious little boy you’ve got! Enjoy every moment of his childhood this is only just the beginning.

  14. Melody

    I love the pictures! Camden is adorable! Treasure these moments. My girls are 28 and 29 now. I definitely miss this age. It goes by WAY too quickly. Thanks for sharing.

  15. tcleland88

    Happy birthday, Camden! We also celebrated a first birthday this weekend. I love your “We have” list. It’s amazing how quickly little ones change, and each stage is more fun than the next.

  16. Jen Seislove

    Happy Birthday to your little one! I love your party theme! So classic!

  17. Johnny Quid

    He’s a cute lil’ dude! Happy birthday Camden! I don’t have kids yet, but pictures and posts like this make me so jealous! Thanks for sharing with us!

  18. karilife

    Aw! He’s so adorable! Happy Birthday! That first year goes by so fast!!

  19. Swagata Sen

    Happy First Birthday Camden!! You are too cute and adorable. Loved all your photos!

  20. Megan McC

    Happy First Birthday! What a fun-loving little adventurer!

  21. Livelearnbetter (@livelearnbetter)

    Happy birthday Camden. Make sure you enjoy every moment with him as the grow up too fast

  22. Ayanda

    Happy birthday to Camden! He is so cute. Love his eyes.

  23. angieh86

    Happy Birthday! The time go by so fast! It seems like just yesterday my kiddos were this little!

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