July 27, 2019
Today, we celebrated R’s first birthday at home with friends and family of my employers. Because the theme was WWF wrestling (inspired by R’s hulk-ish size), R was dressed to look like Hulk Hogan with a yellow onesie, red pants, a bandana around his head, and a brown mustache pacifier.
Of course he had no idea why so many people were at his house, eating pizza and cake, or why there were so many red and blue balloons floating around, but he loved it! R is definitely the more social one of the family. He loves being around people and other babies. He babbled and giggled the whole time.
When it was time for the smashcake, he wasn’t afraid to touch it, but he also didn’t know what to do with it. He had never even seen anything so colorful and covered in frosting like that before. He touched it. People clapped. He touched it again. More clapping. He got that he was supposed to touch it, but he needed help with the rest. I helped him start to smash it and feed it to himself. He wasn’t sure what to think. I’m sure it was WAY too sugary for him. All-in-all the cake was a success. By the end, he was completely covered in black and yellow frosting, as well as a ring on the floor around his high chair.
I can’t believe that R is already a year old!
Happy 1st Birthday, R!