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Happy Birthday Buddily Woo!

Aw!!!! My bubba is one today!!!

We've had a great day! Started it with playgroup and lots of laughs with Jayne and Sienna, Beck and Oscar, and Amanda and Laurent!!!

Then came home and tidied the hovel before Dave's parents arrived for an afternoon of chatting and present opening and cake eating...

Tonight we had a special Burrito Birthday dinner for Bryn, with him getting a tortilla and mashed avocado - he LOVES avocado!!!

I took a bit of time to pull together his swag from the past few days and snap of some pics of him playing with his various bits from today... So, here we go!

First up an overview of his presents, not including the pressies from nanna and pa.... I'll list them further down...

Bryn playing with the bouncy ball he got from Erik and Luey, I think this was his favourite present from today, he is totally in anything that rolls, but this also bounces...

Here he is on "Eddie" (names after that donkey in Shrek who's voice is played by Eddie Murphy)... He was a little dubious about Eddie on the day, when about 2 months ago (when I bought Eddie, he had just spent and entire day playing with him)... I think the big eyes have him a bit bluffed, but I'm sure Eddie will come into his own in the the weeks to come... He's all rubber and full of hot air, and bouncy for a bubba to sit on!

Here are the pressies from Nanna and Pa. Had a good hearty internal laugh when I opened the clothing. Dave and I had been in Target just the other day with me eyeing of that red polo shirt, and Dave protesting loudly because he believes shirts like that are football jerseys from NSW and NOT something his boys need to be wearing (was also eyeing of a lovely purply one for Erik)... So, anyway, now I've got the lovely red stripey polo and I didn't even have to buy it! Yay for MIL having conservative tastes on this occassion!!!

Here's the stash up close. Starting on the left...

1. A "Pull and Spin Caterpillar" (which Bryn prefers SANS balls, LOL) from my brother Mike.
2. A "Swirlin' Sound Gumballs" also from the roll-around range from FP (like peek-a-block, but sperical) from my parents.
3. Two sleeveless Bonds hoodies and a tshirt from Jayne and co
4. An Australiana alphabet friese/book from Peta and co. (which Erik is apparently "taking care of" for Bryn until he is old enough not to try and eat it)...
5. A Sesame St. "Shake, Giggle, and Roll" ball from Stuart and Renee and co.
6. Two wooden jingly shakers sticks from Laura and co.
7. A wooden roll-about dog w/bell from Shae and co.
8. Gorgeous black shorties form Katy and co. (something I only very secretly hoped for, but didn't dare ask for, LOL!!!)
9. A luxiourously soft green minke cat from Kate and co.
10. A fabulous tie-dyed tshirt with lucky cat print, and matching red hat from Leah and co.
11. A pink rubber ball from Erik and Luey
12, Right at the bottom of the picture you can see Eddie from Dave and I to Bryn...

Now, I just realised that the lovely blue GAP top Jen gave Bryn is not in the picture (because it's in the wash)... So, here's a pic of the boy sporting said top other other day...

And here are Erik and Luey playing with Bryn's Swirlin' Sound Gumball machine (and it says 12m+ on the box, hehehe, they took that literally!)...

Bryn about to blow out his candle on his cake this afternoon (Luey helped...).
Everyone together today... Me behind the camera, of course...
Bryn and his spinning caterpillar, without the balls, because that's how HE likes it, hahaha! I tried putting the balls back onto the caterpillar a couple of times, but he wasn't having a bar of it, and just as quickly yanked them back out!

Bryn has truly been blessed this year with everyone's generosity of spirit! You often hear that first borns get everything and subsequent babies get whatever is left, but this truly hasn't been the case for Bryn! He's adored and fussed over and cherished every bit as much as either of his brothers and he's really taught me how love just grows to accommodate all your children, rather than being divided between the numbers of kids!

What a lovely end this week has been to a spectacular year for us all, and much of it is thanks to the cheery presence of this little man!

Comments

Rae said…
It's so lovely how cherished he is! :) Everytime I see that pink striped Bonds sleeveless hoody in the shops I think of Bryn. Good choice Jayne!
Sif said…
LOL, ok, this is where I admit that Jayne actually bought Bryn two lovely pair of shorts to go with the tee and the green and blue hoodie, but because I've invested so much in nappies for this summer, I exchanged them for the pink striped hoodie... Jayne had thought about buying it, actually, but wasn't completely sure, so left that decision up to me, LOL!
Juniper said…
What a cutie he is, and I am glad the Gap teeshirt fits him okay! I had fun on Sat, it was great catching up with everyone! And those cupcakes were gorgeous looking! I love cupcakes!!!

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