Mommy and Daddy gave Noah a Rody horse for his present. Rody was an absolute hit at the party, with all the kids playing with him. I had never heard of this toy until recently. It is an Italian toy that is a bouncy horse. It is made out of the same plastic as a yoga ball so it is very strong and bouncy. We plan on getting the attachment that makes it into a rocking horse down the road but right now Noah's feet don't even hit the ground! Noah loves Rody and rides him like a little jockey. He holds Rody's ears and shakes back and forth while leaning down.
We also got to sing Noah Happy Birthday for the first time. It was a miracle I managed not to cry.
He then proceeded to eat icing off the candle and get angry when i took the candle away. He didn't nap the whole day so by the end of the party he was tired but I am sure he had a great great time. It was a very memorable 1st birthday party I think.
The next day, we all drove out to the Enchanted Village display to meet Santa! We went with my Mommy group. All of the other moms in the group were due in December 2011 as well so the babies are all within 1 month of each other or so. 6 moms, 6 babies and 3 dads all went on our outing to the Enchanted Village. We were quite a sight i am sure!
The Enchanted Village is an old animatronic display. I frankly think they are creepy as hell but it was fun anyway. Every few minutes it "snowed" and Noah really loved that. As soon as the foam started falling from the ceiling he got a goofy grin on his face and giggled up a storm. He loves snow, the cold and the wind. He is a winter baby through and through.
When we got to meet Santa, Noah was less than enthused about their encounter. I had to force him to let go of me and sit in Santa's lap. He wasn't happy.
He did better when I sat with Santa too.
After all the babies told Santa what they wanted for Christmas and cried in his face, we all went to lunch. I called ahead to the restaurant and they didn't sound excited when I asked for 6 high chairs and I thought they would pass out when baby after baby came through the door! But, miracle of miracles, there was not a single tear shed at lunch. The babies were amazing and had a fun time. It was a great day.