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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)...
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*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