It was such an amazing experience, despite the extreme exhaustion. There was nothing more wonderful than to have little Josiah placed on my chest. And the fact that he was covered in lots of goo didn't phase me....I gave him lots of kisses anyway.
Since Randy is on-call tonight, we decided to celebrate Josiah's birthday last night....we headed to the beloved Chuck E. Cheese. Josiah just LOVES that place (this was just our second time taking him).
Following dinner and games at Chuck E. Cheese, we drove home to do all of the "other" birthday stuff...we sang "Happy Birthday", ate cake and ice cream, and opened his gifts from us (a Handy Manny DVD and a few puzzles). Since learning that fire is hot and dangerous, Josiah refused to get close enough to his cake to blow out the candles. :-) Oh well. But he did really enjoy us singing "Happy Birthday" to him...nothing but a big smile.
My mom ALWAYS baked/decorated our birthday cakes growing up....it was a big deal to flip through the most current edition of the Wilton Yearbook and "pick out" a cake for her to make for our birthday. This is a tradition that I'm keeping up for my children. Josiah is REALLY into tractors, so his cake this year was just that....a tractor. Thanks, Mom, for the pan!
(This was not my most perfect cake decorating job to date, but I still think the end result looked great--and Josiah LOVED it, which is all that matters.)