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First Birthday Recap: Monkey Cake in the Face

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Jan 20, 2010, 11:12:38 AM

I'm happy to report that Emmett's first birthday party (Theme: Mod Monkey) was a complete success. There were very minimal freakouts or snafus, and I think it's safe to say that everyone had a great time. A huge thanks goes to my parents, Niki and James for helping out and to everyone who attended and sent gifts, cards & Happy Birthday wishes to make his day special.

[caption id="attachment_1147" align="aligncenter" width="539" caption="The Birthday Boy in his Mod Monkey Party Hat"]Birthday Baby[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1150" align="aligncenter" width="549" caption="Balloon Boy"]Balloon Boy[/caption]

It goes without saying that Emmett made out big time with all his presents. He received not one -- but two -- ball pits (you jealous?). However, oddly enough, Emmett's favorite present seemed to be a cupcake-shaped Target gift card from Uncle Shawn, Aunt Sara and cousin Ben. It must have been that whole give-a-kid-a-present-and-he'd-rather-play-with-the-box mentality.

It took Emmett a little while to master the whole cake-eating concept, but eventually he got the hang of it. Check out the video (though I'm warning you, it's kind of long)...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRTbBqAyt80&hl=en_US&fs=1&]




[caption id="attachment_1148" align="aligncenter" width="549" caption="Cake to the Face!"]Baby's first birthday cake[/caption]

*Fun Fact: Emmett is sitting in the same high chair I sat in on my first birthday.

James took Emmett to his 1 year checkup on Tuesday, and the little man is doing just fine. He's now 22 lbs. 10.5 oz. (49th percentile) and 32 inches long (96th percentile), and he even got the go-ahead to start substituting whole milk for formula.

I still can't believe it's been a year, but I've enjoyed every single minute of it!

For more photos from Emmett's first birthday party, check out the Birthday set on Flickr.

Age Timer: 1 year, 4 days

Topics: Milestones, video, Firsts, Toys, cake, happy birthday, cupcake, first birthday, birthday party

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