- We had a slideshow playing on the TV with a collection of pictures from my first year (thanks Pa!)
- Mommy made a poster of all my "firsts" throughout the last year - my first cry, haircut, bath, toes in the sand, solid food, etc.
- There was a timeline of my monthly sticker pictures where I got to see how tiny I was on month 1 and how big I was by month 12!
- I got a special bib with my name on it and the #1!
My parents were telling me about this 'cupcake' that I would be having on my birthday. Whoa - who knew it would be so yummy!!! Everyone sang happy birthday to me and I started to cry...maybe it was because I didn't nap earlier in the day. But, as soon as mommy put that cupcake in front of me I started to cheer up. I got my first taste of pure sugar - bright green icing! I started by just putting some on my fingers and tasting it, but eventually I realized there was actually chocolate cake underneath all that icing! I started feeding myself mouthfuls of this yummy treat and before I realized it, I was elbow deep in green frosting! The sugar must've gone straight to my head because then I rubbed my face and got icing in my eyes. That didn't feel good so I kept rubbing and rubbing them. Before you knew it, I was covered and I looked around and everyone was laughing at me! They said I put on a good show. Daddy put me straight in the bath tub and washed me clean.
Birthday parties can sure wear you out...I was one tired boy by the end of the day! I felt so lucky that (almost) my entire family was there to celebrate ME! Spending the day with ALL my grandparents, great-grandma Ann, Uncle Jeffrey, Aunt Kristen, my cousins, and the rest of my family was the best birthday present I could ask for!