July 28, 2008
Posted by Bauer Smehyl at 12:28 PM
What a great day!! We decided to throw Bauer a monkey-themed birthday party. For some reason when he was about 6 months old he fell in love with monkeys. We're just hoping he isn't pleading for a real live chimp by the time he's 5!!
All of the kids had a blast. We couldn't believe how well everyone did. Usually with 8-9 babies all under the age of 18 months there tends to be that inevitable "melt down" period. Not today. They were awesome. I think they were so busy with the pools, toys, and food that they forgot nap time was way overdue.
After an hour or so of playing outside the moment of truth had come. It was now time for .....................THE CAKE!! Up until now Bauer really hadn't had a large portion of pure sugar in any of his food. Well, that was all about to change. Adam spent the morning before preparing Bauer's first cake. I must say I was very very very impressed.
When we set it in front of Bauer he just kind of stared at it like, "hmmm, I wonder if I'm going to get in trouble if I touch this thing?" But once I took some and put it in his mouth, it was ALL OVER!! The monkey had met it's match! Soon he was just as happy with feeding it to everyone else too!
We are so thankful for everyone who came out today. We had a fantastic time and we hope you did too. Thanks for everything! We are incredibly blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.
Posted by Bauer Smehyl at 8:20 AM