I can't believe that Big turned one today. He is getting so old. I took the kids to Auntie Art's school this morning while Rophone was at band practice so we could glaze the things we made last month. I let Big crawl around and explore while we were there and he had a blast pushing the stools around the room. On the way to the school, Big fell asleep for 15 minutes (at 10:30 in the morning) and, unfortunately for us, he decided that his normal afternoon nap was no longer necessary. Not good.
The people who came to Big's party were Grandpa Fish, Grandma P, Auntie and Uncle Art, Gigi M and Rophone's cousin PopPop (his wife is going to have twins!). Big was really frightened of Gigi M (101 1/2 years old, remember), so that added a bit to what took place today. I served lasagna, salad, grapes and bread, with chocolate cupcakes frosted with chocolate pudding for dessert (and ice cream, of course!). I took a bunch of pictures (with a little help from Auntie and Uncle Art) to tell the story of the afternoon.
I tied the balloons to the back of Big's highchair. Here he is playing with the ribbons:
After playing with the ribbons he turned and licked the screen (see the dirt?):
Waiting patiently to open gifts:
Reading the card first like you're supposed to do:
Little known fact--the tongue helps with bow removal:
"Now that's what I'm talking about!":
"The light's rather pretty, but what's it got to do with me?":
"This thing isn't nearly as cool without the light. What's up with the feet?":
"Really, this thing is making me more than a little nervous (help?).":
"Auntie Art dabbed some pudding on my lips! Aaaarrgh!":
"If you can't tell, I'm really not having that great of a time! (Seriously, help!!)":
"Balls always help calm my nerves.":
"Aaah. Much better than that silly cupcake would have been!":
Hopefully next year will be little less traumatic. All in all it was a great day. Hope the pictures made you feel like you were there. I'm not sure if this made sense because I'm awfully tired. Time for bed.