Thanks for all your awesome compliments on the gnome party yesterday! So as much as I like to think that crafty details and fun desserts are the best part of a party, nothing proves me wrong like shots of this kid.
The birthday boy! As much as a nudge as he's been the past few weeks (getting back on schedule after vacay, molars coming in), he was a perfect little buddy on his party day. He decided to go down for a two hour nap at 10am, waking up just in time to greet his first couple guests. This nap made those crafty details possible. And my shower. It made my shower possible. Anyway, he spent the rest of the day trucking around the driveway, wiggling out of the arms of unsuspecting aunts and uncles and working up a little red-faced sweat.
Finally we wrangled him into the chair for cake-time. He was unsure.
Gotta keep hydrated.
Once the crowd started gathering around him and singing, he became very suspicious. Btw, adorable cake topper made by my extremely talented friend, sculpey Isrut!
He very gently stuck a fingertip in the icing.
Then wiped it off.
I've had enough!
Alright, I'll give it another swipe.
He barely ate any. Which was fine. It made for a nice breakfast for the next two days.
We cut him loose and he was back at it...
til present time!
I wasn't sure if I was supposed to open them at the party or not, knowing no one had the patience or inclination to sit and watch him attempt to do it. Plus, it was hot. And old people (and me) plus hot equals crankies. So I decided to do it shower-style. I quickly opened them, handed them to him for a quick look and moved on to the next one.
John unwrapped anything that caught his attention for more than a few seconds.
like this baby piano...
HANDS OFF! Mine!
Water break with GiGi
Clifford's always a good choice.
Back to the piano to make sure no one else is touching it. Hi Maks!
He looks hot and exhausted. The baby, I mean.
Sing us a song, piano man...
He even considered setting up a tip jar.
Anyway, Gabe got scores of awesome presents from so many generous people. We spent the remainder of the weekend trying to figure out how our house turned into a daycare in one day. Toys EVERYWHERE. We need a solution. And fast.
I'll finish up birthday stuff tomorrow! Hope you're enjoying it :)