Flynn has graduated from his small, infant tub to the “big boy” tub in our bathroom. He’s propped up by a safety mat & chair that suctions to the tub in order to keep him upright, but he seems to enjoy the larger bath even if his movement is somewhat more restricted than before.
We’ve been slowly adding toys and things for him to play with, and recently he’s been upgraded to a childhood staple: the bubble bath.
It’s safe to say, he’s a fan.
It’s hard to believe it, but a full year has come and gone since our little man has entered our lives. The past 12 months have been a blur of sleepless nights, exciting milestones, diaper changes and sheer joy and I know I speak for both of us when I say it’s been one of the best, toughest years of our lives. Particularly for Danni as she has had to make some drastic changes in her day-to-day life in order to adjust to the demands of being a stay at home mum in addition to trying to run her own business.
We held a fun day for Flynn and his friends on Sunday prior to his birthday and then had a quiet event at home on the day. I took the day off of work and Grandma was visiting from Canada so we decorated the house and had a family celebration of Flynn’s first year.
Our little man looked dashing in the outfit PoPo bought for him and he was happy to pose for several photos with mum & dad as well as during his gift opening. He was a big fan of tearing the paper on his presents and also enjoyed his first taste of chocolate in the form of a baby chocolate biscuit.
Unfortunately, the biscuit didn’t sit well with him and his big day wound up with him being rather sick, but it passed quickly and he was back to his old self in no time!
The expression in that last photo really illustrates how he was feeling post-chocolate biscuit. Poor guy!
Prior to Flynn’s big day on Nov. 7th we held a birthday party for him and a bunch of his little friends at a local soft play venue. The whole event was organised by Danni and it was a smashing success across the board.
Our first hour was spent in their fantastic soft play area where the kids played on the bouncy castle and climbed over the various padded obstacles provided. Flynn was a deft hand at the push cars with some assistance from Grandma, and he also enjoyed the freedom of being able to crawl wherever he wanted. A far cry from his usual confined play area at home.
After the soft play ended, we were whisked away to a dance studio that had been transformed into a lunch room for the kids replete with festive birthday decor. There was plenty of finger food for the little ones as well as cake & drinks for all. The afternoon then wound quickly down with most of the kids deciding to do laps around the dining area, making excellent use of the space provided.
We had intended on opening the gifts Flynn received at the venue, but time was too short so we packed up and headed home to do that in a more intimate setting. I’m not sure how many more years we’ll be able to put off the present opening, so we’re getting that in while we can.
Thanks again to everyone who came out for Flynn’s big day. It means a lot to us and we’re glad that everyone enjoyed themselves!