Friday, September 3, 2010

Josh's Birthday Weekend!

We kicked off last weekend by taking Emma and Josh to their first baseball game for a work event. It was perfect because we were in a picnic area so there was room for Emma to run around without trying to get her to sit still for the game. Emma had a big time running around and actually watching parts of the game. Josh enjoyed all the attention he got from our coworkers. By about the 6th inning or so, the little boy had had enough so I put him in the carrier and he was out quickly. It was funny though because he was out like a light but then they did this thing where they played clips from three songs and depending on the fan vote (by cheering), they would play one of the songs. So mind you, Josh was out until they played a clip from Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and I kid you not, his little head popped up and his arm went up in the air and started waving. All that was missing was the lighter. As soon as the clip was over, he was out again. Not sure where this love of Journey developed but it was hilarious. We stayed through the 7th inning stretch so Emma could sing one of her favorite tunes, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". On the drive home, Emma told me that she was going to play on a field like that when she gets bigger.

Saturday night we had some good friends over for some burgers, dogs and most importantly birthday cake. By the time dinner was over, Josh was getting very tired due in part to him failing to take a good afternoon nap so we decided we better get on with the cake. After Josh "blew" out his candle, we let him dive into a cupcake. At first he wasn't too sure what to make of it and basically just started spreading the icing all over the place. I was starting to think that we were going to have to feed him the first fight but then he brought some to his mouth on his own and couldn't get enough. After cake, he got his first taste of ice cream and I think that the ice cream was an even bigger hit. He was like a little baby bird and I couldn't shovel the ice cream in quickly enough. After the sugar infusion, the boy was good to go for presents, which boiled down to Emma opening everything for him and then testing it out. Josh didn't mind at all! It was a great first birthday party and we're glad that Grandma, RiRi, Win, Anne, Sean, Charlie and Michael could be there to celebrate with us.

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