Mr. Wyatt’s first-ever birthday (pool) party last night went great. There was a pretty good chance of storms in the forecast; fortunately, the rain missed us. The weather, while still hot, wasn’t unbearable. Julie had the idea of bringing a small, inflatable pool down to sit by the big pool, for Wyatt to sit in and splash around. That turned out to be an excellent idea, as he clearly loved crawling in and out, and splashing constantly.
When it came time for singing happy birthday, we put him in his highchair and placed his cake in front of him. He wasn’t exactly sure what to do, so I think someone might have stuck one of his hands into the icing to help him get started. He had a couple bites of the icing and proceeded to smear it all over himself. We then sang ‘Happy Birthday’. When everyone started clapping afterwards, he got a bit startled and began to cry. He was clearly done with the cake and all the attention.
We then moved on to opening up his presents, and Mr. Wilson was more than happy to “help” Wyatt unwrap, as well as, show him how each of his new toys work. Wyatt received so many wonderful gifts from everyone that came. He has many months ahead of discovering each and every one. And I’m sure Will is going to do his best to test out each one, to make sure they’re safe enough for Wyatt to play with.
All in all it was a really fun party, and I think everyone had a great time. We ended up leaving the pool about 8:30 or so, which was way past Wyatt’s bedtime. He was so worn out that he didn’t make a single noise from the time I put him in his carseat to the moment I laid him down in his crib. His eyes were wide open, but you could tell he was clearly exhausted. He slept solid through the night, as did Will, Julie, and myself.
I’m sure Julie will be posting some party pictures soon. Nicole was kind enough to put Julie’s camera to work throughout the party, and she captured a ton of great pictures.
Have a GREAT weekend!!!