Several of you have asked....sorry I did not follow up about John blowing out his first candle!! Unfortunately he did not blow out his candle at his party...he tried really hard.
We had been practicing on a single candle...on a cupcake...the candle on his birthday was big and he had a cake...plus I think he had some performance anxiety!!
However on his actual birthday with Randy and my parents he did blow out the candle...a single candle...on a cupcake!