Monday, March 10, 2008

One pooped boy

That's what a birthday party with many of his favorite people adds up to. Exciting enough to get to visit Grandma and Grandpa; then even more people arrived. Before you knew it, presents galore! Our little man is now the proud owner of 100 play balls (yes, 100 - it says so on the package) some bigger lego-type building blocks, and his first truck, among other things. Quite a day! I'm not sure what he was most excited about - we dumped everything out (all 100 balls, every building block) on the floor and made G&G's family room a wonderland. In fact, it was so wonderful that he was completely unable to nap. Not at all!

As if that weren't enough, there was pasta with red sauce (so close to the Spaghetti-O's that he loves that he was sucking the sauce off of all the noodles before eating them) AND cake with chocolate frosting.

I think the very best part of the day, though, was when we sang to him. Picture him sitting in his high chair, family all around, then inexplicably, they all burst into song at once. It's a hearty singing, and they're all somehow singing the same thing at the same time! The look of utter confusion on his face as he looked from person to person back and forth was pretty priceless. It was funnier to Mommy than the frostinged face after cake, and that's saying something. By cake time, he was so exhausted from the day that he couldn't help but rub his eyes, hands full of frosting. Frosting EVERYWHERE. Yeah for frosting.


Susan said...

Oh hooray for the little pooped boy! Such great memories for you and amazing, shining moments for him. At one point when Lucy was little I thought "it's a shame she won't remember any of this." But it's all a part of that happy foundation - these kids may not remember the specifics, but they know that people love them and sing to them. And they have 100 balls.

Ambley said...

I love that! It's how I think about it, too. He may not understand now the specifics, but he definitely feels loved, which I think is part of why he's confident about meeting new people and trying new things.

Thank you!