Nick Cannon: We’re Doing Something ‘Special’ For Twins’ Birthday

04/20/2012 at 01:00 PM ET
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My, how time flies.

It seems like just yesterday that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were rejoicing over the arrival of #dembabies — and now, with twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe‘s first birthday just over a week away, the power couple is celebrating once again.

“It’s amazing. It goes by so fast.” Cannon, 31, told reporters at NBCUniversal‘s Press Day Wednesday at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif.

Cannon is staying mum on specific details surrounding the momentous occasion on April 30, but he does promise that the day will be one to remember.

“We’re going away,” he tells PEOPLE. “We’re taking a break. It’s going to be exciting. We’re doing something special and something unique.”

In only a year’s time, Cannon and Carey, 43, have already witnessed many milestones associated with their children. “They’re trying to walk and I’m nervous because they’re at that age when anything can happen,” the America’s Got Talent host explains.

“My son has this thing where he loves banging his head and crushing stuff. Something new is happening every day.”

And Cannon has something else to celebrate — having his health back! — following his January hospitalization and diagnosis of a Lupus-like autoimmune disease.

“I feel better than I’ve ever been. I’m in the best shape that I’ve ever been in,” he says. “Since this whole thing has happened, I haven’t had any salt, red meat, fast food. [I’ve only had] chicken and fish. I feel so great. I’m juicing a lot.”

— Dahvi Shira

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twinhappy on

Happy Early Birthday to the twins! Glad to hear Nick is feeling much better. Cheers to great health!

Elisa on

the twin’s names are so weird!! can’t believe they’re one year old already!!

Gossip on

Sweet times for Mariah and Nick with their kids, 1st birthday, marriage anniversary and everyone well! Looking forward to seeing photos of Roc n Roe

ang on

a day to remember for THEM-the kids won’t remember it

Shannon on

Nice but Nick looks so sickly in that photo. I hope he gets well soon.

J-Nelle on

I thought this must be the twins 2nd birthday. Seems like they were born ages ago to me.

Pamela on

I’m sure with all his health scares recently, he and Mariah will really appreciate the twins first birthday 🙂

Charli on

I think the fact that his son loves to crush things with his head is o hilarious and such a boy thing!!!

swack on

@ang – I totally agree. While they may do anything they want at this point in the twins life they will not remember. Why not just have a low-key celebration with friends and family at home? They are not the only celebs that have gone a bit overboard for a baby’s first birthday.

bjdb44 on

wishing all the best to Nick and his family. He surely is one of the good guys.

Melisa on

ANG– Who cares if the kids are too young to remember it?? My kids all turned one, and all three had a birthday party. It’s a milestone. Getting through that first year is something to celebrate with family and friends. It hardly makes me (or them) bad parents for doing something special for our kids.

Cinder Lou on

Congratulations to Nick and Mariah and their twins. Happy birthday to the babies, and best wishes to Mariah and Nick – stay healthy and have a wonderful vacation!

momtoo on

Good for them! They should do something special for their twins! Their family has overcome many challenges this year and they should enjoy that day however they choose!! Every parent has the right to decide whether they want a large celebration or an intimate gathering. At this point we still don’t know which they’ve decided on, it will just be “a day to remember”. Happy Early 1st Birthday Moroccan and Monroe!

amy on

Happy Birthday to your & Mariah’s babies! Congratulations on your good health too! Hugs to all of you.

bradygirl on

I think babies turning one is really a celebration for the parents. We made it through the first year!

yesman on

They are two of the most beautiful babies ever! Hope they enjoy their day.

clodia on

Ilove you Nike specialy when you are dancing on who got talent”show” watch your health for your children can enjoy they Mom& you.May their first birthday be the Glory in earth for them.Lov to to you!!

JessicaB on

where’s a picture of dem babies??? they are SO cute.

Jeana on

Banging his head…I hope he is not autistic..They are beautiful babies

Shannon on

Banging his head?

donnab40 on

Happy early 1st birthday to those beautiful babies. Wow can’t believe it’s a year already. What a year you guys have had. God Bless you all & I’m sending you all healthy blessings. Glad to hear that you are doing so much better & praying that your health continues to get better~as well as Mariah. One baby can wear you out never mind two. Congratulations & continued good health to all of you. Big hugs

georgiaonmymind on

Autoimmune diseases are no joke! Congrats to this sweet family! I like their names and hey they are THEIR kids they can call them whatever they want we don’t get to tell them what to do with THEIR kids. Sheesh get a grip people!

Felice on

Happy First Birthday Cutie Pie Twins! For Mommy and Daddy – if you think that this first year flew by – just wait! After the first birthday, it really seems to fly! Enjoy every moment!

Jillian on

Doing something special on the birthday is important! We do something special with each of our children on their birthdays every year. My children, just like theirs, have pictures of their first birthday and those followed and what we did. They love it. I think as parents it’s important to do things and capper the moments. You never know how long you have with your children, so cherishing everyday is how we live.