Our little Zander turned 1 on May 6th! (I seriously cannot believe it! This year FLEW by!) We are so thankful for this little man in our lives!
We didn't have a very exciting day planned for him, but he still found ways to enjoy himself on his birthday. Here are just a few of the activities, AKA naughty things, he did throughout the day:
*Helped organized the bathroom, aka tore toilet paper into tiny bits
*Helped clean the toilet, aka threw shredded TP in the toilet and played in it
*Helped feed Chewie, aka dumped Chewie's food in his water & everywhere in the laundry room
*Helped do dishes, aka took things out and sucked on them and shared them with Chewie
*Played a little golf, aka whacked lots of things, including me with a golf club
*Cracked himself up in a bath that he was able to enjoy all alone without his brother
*Enjoyed a nice bottle and a nap
*Flashed mom a few of his big blue-eyed, toothy grins (LOVE this picture of him!)
I made Zander some ball cakes. That night we had a few friends over for cake and ice cream.
Watching Zander dig into his cake was a very different experience than watching Jack at a year. Zander was very timid, slow, and eventually wanted a fork.... :) If Zander could speak, this is what he was probably saying in these pictures (Start upper left and circle around):
"Really, I get this whole cake?"
"Hmmm...." (As he barely touches it.)
"Gotta stretch to make more room"
"Gonna just put my arm back and relax for a minute"
He really wanted a fork, since everyone else was eating with one. Once he got the fork, he started shoveling it in a little faster.....Then of course just started crumbling it, smearing it, and throwing it.....
Once Zander started discreetly and then not so discreetly chucking cake onto the floor, it was time for a quick bath to rinse off....
Here is our crazy family celebrating his birthday.
Jack and Zander in their festive party hats (that Jack loved, but Z...not so much)
Party hats! (See how much Z enjoyed having his on?)
We eventually got around to having Zander open his birthday gifts...oh about 2 weeks after his actual birthday. He also got to open a present from Dustin's cousing Kelsey, which you can tell he absolutely loved! :)
Yes, we wrapped his gifts in newspaper. We didn't have any wrapping paper, and he doesn't know the difference! :) Jack got to pick Z some presents at the dollar store. He was excited about the dinosaurs he got.
I will write a little more about our little Zander man later, along with his 1 year stats!