Eli is one!Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sunday was his "official" birthday party and we celebrated with friends big and small. Eli loved seeing everybody and had his second piece of cake, which he ate no-hands style. This week he's going through sugar detox.
We kept things pretty simple and low-key for Eli's big day, and I'm happy we did. We didn't go too crazy with the decorations and the partying, just sticking to some nice bright colours, plain old balloons, a homemade banner and a poster I printed from my Instagrams over the past year. I made cupcakes from a mix. We wanted to focus on Eli, not going crazy with the party preparations.
I think our little man had a ball, greeting everybody, showing off his new walking skills for his grandparents, and opening presents, aka taking one piece of tissue paper out of each bag before taking off to do something else.
Our wee man is now a year old, weighs 22 pounds, has eight teeth, walks, dances, makes fart noises, and loves dogs. This age is crazy because you can actually see him learning new things every day. From one day to the next, you can see an improvement in his walking, you notice him making an entirely new noise or trying to say a new word or just doing some new thing. It's incredible to watch.
He's still the happiest guy around and my birthday wish for him is that he'll always stay so happy.