Our little monkey played the part of birthday boy to a T. The fact that he had 2 birthday parties didn't hurt.The morning of his birthday, he wasn't sure what to think.
Good thing Big Brother was around to show him the ropes. He quickly got the hang of ripping open the gifts and was delighted at what he found.
That afternoon we had some friends over for cake. Joel gave them all the evil eye to make sure they knew this was his cupcake. His first of 2 cupcakes. :)
My parents came down the following weekend so we celebrated our 1 year old again. Very excited about his pop up toy. He loves opening and closing things, (including the toilet lid), so this is a perfect substitution.