Smashing first birthday for Kobi Fleming at Esplanade
AFTER Kobi Alan Fleming was allowed a "cake smash" for his first birthday, parents Zak Fleming and Lani Rudkin will have to protect future cakes from being flattened.
A naming ceremony, coinciding with his birthday, took place on November 16 for Kobi at Tannum's Millennium Esplanade.
"It was such a beautiful sunny day with our friends and family," mum Lani Rudkin said.
"Zak and I made promises for Kobi's future, that we would always be there for him and to acknowledge his successes throughout each stage of his life."
Forty-five people, including celebrant Judi Whicker, were present for the non-denominational ceremony.
That's where Kobi was publicly welcomed into the Fleming and Rudkin families.
"Kobi loved the whole day, he had such a ball," said Ms Rudkin.
"He was a little unsure of his cake smash to begin with, after a little encouragement, he shoved his hands straight in it."
A cake smash, a trend growing in popularity, is usually a fun and novel way to allow a young child to get the most enjoyment possible out of a birthday cake, allowing the child to do whatever they want with it - whether it's face-planting into it or knocking the whole thing over and then crawling through the crumbs.
The event was a beautiful occasion for Zak and Lani to make their family commitment public.
The young couple, residing in Tannum Sands, plans to remain in the region to raise their growing family.