So, let's recap. Monkey's birthday was on Thursday, August 26. This is what he looked like when he woke up:
Later that day his grandparents from Florida (Brian's parents) came to be with him. They brought him yummy yummy Edible Arrangements and he got to enjoy the fruit for most of the weekend. When Daddy came home from work we all had a birthday dinner for Monkey and then went to Morelli's for some ice cream.
On Friday his birthday continued (because that is our way... birthday should last at least a weekend if not a full week) and Evan, his grandparents and I went down to the park for him to explore. And look, this time he fits into the swing as compared to this time.
Then came Saturday... the actual celebration day for his birthday. We opened presents (here are just a few photos):
I made Evan a monkey cake. All went well until I went to pipe on the detail icing. I got the wrong tips so between me, my mom, and Brian's mom, we found solutions and everything turned out okay:
this post) and took our pictures with the Monkey while he ate his cake:
On Sunday the NJ grandparents left and the birthday weekend wound down. Not too bad for the first birthday!