Kobi Fleming at his naming ceremony, Photo contributed
Kobi Fleming at his naming ceremony, Photo contributed Contributed

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.



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