Monday, May 2, 2011

It's My Birthday...Week!

It's Brett's birthday week!  We started off the week with a small party with the grandparents.  Brett has begun to get overwhelmed when surrounded by people (think pouty lip, screaming and a blank stare), so we decided to stick with something small.

Aunt Dana and I put together a picture frame to showcase Brett's first year.  FYI- since Brett was born on May 5th, we went with a Cinco de Mayo themed bash. 

  After church, Brett admired his deflated balloons.

Then it was time for gifts!
What's in that bag!?

Shorts!  My favorite!

Even though I was very thankful for the new clothes, Brett lost interest pretty fast.  In all fairness, the tissue paper was very colorful and made some neat sounds when he grabbed it. 

It didn't take long for Brett to perk back up when he saw some cash.  The money always goes straight to a savings account, but Brett still thinks cash is a great gift.  Who knows, since we got that $5 birthday gift card from Babies R Us in the mail last week, we may have to head to Babies R Us to let Brett pick out something.  We will have to remember to send them a thank you card too!

Now that I think about it, I don't think it's the cash Brett loves some much.  I'm pretty sure it's the card the cash comes in.  It took longer to go through the three cards Brett received, then it did to open all of his gifts. 

Once we read, and reread, all of Brett's birthday cards, he had his eye on a nice blue box from across the room.  

Once we got it open we found Brett had a new friend- a sock monkey!  We have yet to some up with a name for his new pal and are taking suggestions.

The day ended with cake, ice cream and a nap (for almost everyone).  We will have some pictures of the cake debacle later this week.  Stay tuned!

We had a great day with our families and want to give a huge "thank you" for all the birthday loot!  I'm most excited that I don't have to buy new clothes for Brett's pictures this week. 

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