Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gratitude Journal - November 26

Brooks turns one year old on Dec 1st, but he had his birthday party on Saturday.  Lisa said it was because Ashby was expecting a birthday party for Brooks ever since she had her own birthday party in July.  Personally, I think it was because Mommy wanted to do it!  At any rate, it was a great party.

The theme was Sesame Street and there were several almost life-size characters hanging on the walls - Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster.  There were hats, treat bags, food, games, and everything else.  Everything coordinated with the theme and it was all too cute.  There were three guests for Ashby to play with, plus Uncle Billy, Grandma Vanett, Grandpa and me.

We didn't expect Brooks to know what was happening, but he had a ball.  There were big colored poof balls made from tissue paper handing from the ceilings and he was fascinated with them.  He kept pointing and talking about them.  But, I think the biggest hit for him was fishing for the rubber duckies in the little pool.  He couldn't get enough of playing around that water - to the point that he finally got his shirt wet.  Good thing the weather was warm enough to be outside without a shirt!

What a fun birthday party!  I am so grateful for Brooks and how fun he is.  I love his smile and big laugh.  I love how quick he can crawl from place to place and how much fun he has with the smallest things.  It is such an adventure being one year old!  And, I am grateful for his big sister Ashby, who looks after him so well and had so much fun at the party.

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