So Parker turned one over the weekend and I wanted to do something special for his first birthday pictures. First things first: I needed a puppy-friendly cake. I’m not a baker, but this recipe I found online was super easy and Parker absolutely loved it! I crumbled up carob cookies from his existing treat stash for a “cookies + cream” look to his cake. I also created some quick and easy bunting flags from construction paper to add a little festive color to our background. Setup was easy. Getting Parker to cooperate? Not so much. Every time my camera came out, he’d make a mad dash in the opposite direction. And don’t ask me why I grabbed the ugliest stool I could find. I guess running after a puppy who is not a fan of pictures and who bee lines straight for the cake whenever unsupervised made me over look this major detail. By the time I realized it, the cake was half eaten and it was a moot point. So please ignore the eyesore and let’s pretend it’s “distressed” on purpose, okay?