We celebrated a very special day this past Friday! It was Grant’s first birthday! Marcus and I both took the day off of work to celebrate our little guy and I am so glad we did! We started the day off by surprising Grant with quite the wakeup call. He got ballooned!
Seeing his face light up while he was playing was such a special experience. He is the happiest little guy I know and there is nothing better than hearing his laugh and seeing this smile! After the balloon festivities, we headed to grab breakfast at Village Inn, and Grant was such a star. The waitress staff sang to him and everything. He wasn’t so sure why on earth people were singing and looking at him all at once, but he loved looking at the candle!
After breakfast and a killer 2.5 hour nap, we were ready for the zoo!
We went ahead and got an annual pass a couple of weeks ago, so we put them to use! The zoo on the week day is amazing! It was extremely quite and much more fun than going with the masses on a Saturday or Sunday.
We looked at a lot of different animals and really just let Grant explore since it was so quite. We didn’t have to worry about him getting stepped on or anything, so he was able to spend a lot of time checking out elephants, zebras, rhinos, and giraffes! Oh the giraffes!
I think Grant may have just thought they were really big dogs since he kept trying to pet him – aka, the only thing he wasn’t allowed to do!
After the zoo, we made it home for nap #2 and then dinner with the family for the first of two celebrations – I didn’t catch a single photo during that time. I was too busy taking it all in to even worry about the camera. It was just our immediate family on Friday, and we are having his big party on Sunday of this weekend to celebrate! I can’t wait to celebrate Grant with all of the people who have had a big part in his first year!