After the big celebration we had the Saturday before, his actual birthday Friday was a more low-key event. Ava had school that day, and then a playdate after school for a couple of hours, so it was a mommy-Jack day - his favorite kind!
After dropping Ava off, we headed over to the Thinkery to play with a friend and her toddler. We were there right when it opened, so it wasn't terribly packed, and Jack absolutely loves their baby and toddler area. He also really enjoyed hanging out in the gym space and exercising his newfound ability to walk full across rooms - and what better place than a room where one wall is made up off yoga balls!
After we exhausted the babies at the Thinkery, we then headed over to eat some BBQ at nearby Mueller cafe. If there is anything Jack likes as much as running himself ragged with mommy, it's eating. Homeboy can really throw down some food, and BBQ is at the top of his list.
Once David got back home with Ava, we had a post-dinner cupcake to celebrate, and it's safe to say that Jack enjoys chocolate cake much more than vanilla:
Chocolate? YES PLEASE!
He loved getting messy, but wasn't as psyched about actually being messy:
Happy first birthday, baby boy! This year has been a wild ride, but I wouldn't want it any other way! Your snuggly nature, adorable faces and boyish charm are such a perfect addition to our family!