Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Josh's First Birthday
Birthday's are so much fun at our house! We decorate downstairs the night before so that when kids wake they will find a fun surprise before breakfast. Josh pointed at all the decorations and said "baaa?", I'm translating that to mean that he thought they were pretty neat. It's tradition to have chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Josh was gobbling them up even before we got the tray locked into highchair! I think it is a tradition that will continue for many more birthdays.
After a nice long morning nap, the family headed out to Five Guys (a burger place) to meet Grandpa Ron, Nana Kim, and Granny for a birthday lunch. Josh ate his body weight in french fries. He has learned to make it very clear when he wants more of something. It's amazing what he can communicate without any words. :) On the way home, we picked up some balloons, a birthday must. Josh took his afternoon nap, and Kate helped decorate his cake and the table and helped wrap presents. She was a great little helper.
When Josh woke up, we had some yummy pizza and then played outside with some really cool water squirters.
Then it was time for presents. Josh was into all the boxes, but soon tired of having a new present put in front of him while he was still trying to play with previous box. We ended up letting the kids "help" Josh open up most of his gifts. It was cute.
The culminating event of the evening was THE CAKE. We had been anticipating this moment for weeks. Josh is known to have a fairly healthy appetite and I was pretty sure that he was going to devour his cake. He did not disappoint. I have the video to prove it. Enjoy!