Bates turned one on February 26! We decided to have a super low-key birthday celebration with grandparents the weekend before. We're saving money this year so we can rent a pony or something when he's older. (Probably not, but whatev.)
So Saturday afternoon, between naps, we went out to my in laws house to have lunch and cake and open presents. Again, we didn't want anyone to feel obligated to get him a ton of presents since he will not remember this birthday. But he still got some cool ones.
He also got a great musical instrument set (not pictured) with a drum, maracas, a clapper, and a hand cymbal. Some mini-sized Nerf balls (soccer, basketball, and football). And a stuffed animal of his favorite llama (from Llama Llama Red Pajama).
We had to let him try cake, since he had never really had any sweets before. He loved it, as expected.
Overall, it was such a fun day. I can't believe it's been a whole year with our little man! I'll do a post about him at 12 months on another day. Happy Birthday, Batesy!