Tuesday, September 15, 2009

First Birthday Fun!

"Birthday adventures" take on a new meaning when applied to a new one-year-old.

Since Ethan is still in the "two-nap" phase of his life, we had to be careful not to overplan his birthday fun for him.

The day started with opening birthday gifts on our bed. He loved doing that and playing a bit with some of them afterwards.

Since the kids had each gotten a coupon for a free donut from Dunkin' Donuts as a part of the library's Summer reading program, I'd saved them until Ethan's birthday so that he could enjoy his first donut on his first birthday. We went there after breakfast, and he obviously knew exactly what to do with it.

Then we headed to Barnes & Noble to enjoy reading some books and playing with the trains. Afterwards, it was lunchtime followed by naptime. Once the nap was finished, we walked to the nearby playground.

His birthday dinner was macaroni-and-cheese and chicken...and birthday cake (of course). We were very surprised he had room for his pre-bedtime bottle of milk.

At the end of it all, he was a very tired -- but very happy -- guy.

Sweet dreams, one-year-old Ethan.

Click here to see some more photos of our little guy from his birthday weekend.

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