Monday, Boston turned 18 months old. And like the overly-emotional/sentimental/celebrate-everything-for-this-child kinda parents that we are, we decided to make this day special by taking him to the Fort Worth Zoo for the first time and getting him a cool new gift. We are proudly those parents that make a big deal about everything.....daddy even took the whole day off (except for some occasional email checking/telephone calls) to make it a family affair and a special day for our little guy. We are lucky that he has a job that can be so flexible.
This day was filled with animals, stroller riding, Boston-chasing, Boston-pointing, Burger King eatin', animal noise making and LOTS and LOTS of picture and video taking (too many videos to put on the blog, but they'll be up on our vimeo.com account later) (although I did post one video that's at the bottom of this post!). What can we say?!.... it was his first time to the zoo and we are some documenting fools. He'll appreciate it later in life (I hope....at least I know I will). :)
We started our morning off with a video of us walking into his room telling him "Happy 18 Month Birthday" while he was still in his crib....no, we didn't wake him up, he was already awake. :-)
Afterwards, we did the usual, changed his diaper and then had some learning/play time before we headed down stairs for some pancakes. Pancakes were on his breakfast menu for his 1st birthday so we thought we'd keep with the tradition.
We initially wanted it to have sand and water. But after debating and going back and forth, we opted for water only. I didn't want to a) have all the sand dumped out into our yard or patio, and b) didn't want sand to end up in the water or water to end up in the sand. So, since he loves water, we decided that this Spiralin' Seas Waterpark table would be perfect. And it was cheap! We got lucky since they were having a sale on them. They were $10 off making them 29.99 buckaroos! Steal. And a perfect 18 month present for the B-ster.
The best part. He LOVES it....like L.O.V.E.S it!
Dad had a blast, too. ;)
Flinging buckets of water on him and everything else. His kinda fun.