OK, just a few more pictures and then we'll move fully into Max's second year!
Jamie and I spent quite a bit of time discussing what to get Max for his first birthday from us… he's got more clothes than Paris Hilton, more toys than FAO Schwartz… we wanted to get something that would last for some time… what better than a red wagon?!?! Jamie spent many hours building wagons for customers at Palo Alto Toy & Sport as a kid, so it seemed like the perfect idea!
We were a little disappointed when the shipping delayed the delivery until after his party, but we got over it!
I didn't get a chance to take pictures of Max and his gift from Katie (and Family) so here it is! While the ride-on is *technically* a hand-me-down, it's been pimped out for Max, and is even came with accessories! A cool custom paint job (with flames!) and some fuzzy dice is all a guy needs to hit the road in style! (Well that, and a couple more inches so his feet reach the ground!) The t-shirt is cute too, but what isn't pictured is the chunk of flame and skull adorned fabric we got so that I can make him a ‘do rag to go with the whole ensemble! LOL A very sweet, very creative gift from Auntie Katie et al, and we can't wait until Max is big enough to actually *ride* it!
We have a pseudo-tradition in our family of an official “birthday shirt” My mom started it when I was born. She had a shirt made, that said “Birthday Girl” and the plan was to take a picture wearing the shirt every year on my birthday… she failed to plan a bit, and I outgrew the shirt by the time I was about 12, but the idea lived on! I actually had this shirt made for Katie's baby shower, before we knew if Faith would be a boy or a girl… once she arrived, Katie wanted a more gender specific shirt, so this one, with it's generic “It's my Birthday” sentiment was regifted to Max at our baby shower! He's got a *little* room to grow, dontcha think?