There were presents:
(clothes modeled here)
There was cake:
James had cake too, of course, but didn't make this glorious of a mess, so Reese earned the photo op.
There was singing:
In retrospect, we could have let him get a tiny bit closer to the candles. Maybe next year.
There were friends and family that helped us celebrate James in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Lots of love for this guy across the tri-state area.
James is into cars (McQueen!), trains (Thomas!), tractors and trucks (no cartoon names come to mind immediately). We're just getting started with potty training. His favorite foods are non-real-food items such as nutrigrain bars, chips, and cookies.
He's an introverted quiet type-guy. (Is that redundant?)
He loves to "fwim" (read: swim).
He has an affinity for his blanket, especially the tag on it. Or actually, tags on anything. Shirts, towels, etc.
Based on the number of times in a day it happens, I have to assume James enjoys crying.
He just moved into a "big boy bed" (twin mattress on the floor). And when I say "just", I mean today. He's slept in it a few times here and there, but we just rearranged rooms and put Reese (in a pack and play her whole life) into his crib in her room. No turning back now!
James, you're a great kid! We're lucky you're ours!