Did you know wooden puzzle pieces make fabulous cymbals? I didn’t — until recently…
I’m assuming this means Emmett is musically inclined. I could also assume that he’s an out-of-box thinker. Or it’s just that he’s a boy, and boys will be boys.
Age Timer: 15 months, 2 weeks
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.
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)…
*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
Remember how I told you that all Em seems to want to do lately is stand up? Well, thanks to Gran Lucy, now he can — without any help from James or me! He has a brand new Sesame Street ABC Elmo Activity Walker, and he absolutely loves it. Here he is taking it for a test drive:
That video was taken before we had a chance to add the toys. He loves it even more now that they’re there.
We also tried out Emmett’s TravelSeat hook-on Chicco high chair for the first time yesterday, too. I think he’s a fan. Still doesn’t really seem to be a fan of rice cereal though. I think we’ll have to try something else.
In other news, Emmett is 5 months old today! Can you believe it?
Age Timer: 5 months