We celebrated Felix's first birthday today, two days early. All the guests wore red dots on their foreheads instead of party hats. It was charming.
The sun came out and it was very hot, so we spilled from the house into the yard. The kids ran around, the grown ups crowded around the food and kept the peace between the kids. Other than Elliot's 1.5 hour long tantrum and the fact that I had such a blinding headache last night that only the bare minimum prep work was done in advance resulting in the 10:30 party starting at 11:00, after enlisting help from guests to get the rest of the food set out, I'd say the party was a success! (How's that for a run on sentence... :P)
Felix has exploded into sounds. As I was nursing him down to sleep tonight in the guest bed, he unlatched, looked up at me and exclaimed "uh-oh!" He was so proud. For weeks now, he's been saying the "uh" part, but hasn't been able to get the "oh" sound attached. Then we heard a dog bark outside and I said "woof!" He replied "ooooooof!" Then he sat up and somehow banged the back of his head on the wall. I told him to "be careful - ow!" So, he deliberately banged his head again and said "ow!" Such a chatterbox!
Ugh. I'm very sleepy now. Have some things to catch up on (for my bookkeeping clients, mostly) so I better get on with it... *sigh*