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.
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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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Emmett is sitting in the same high chair I sat in on my
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