Phoebe's birthday was pretty low-key. Over the course of six kids, I've learned that babies just really don't care about birthday parties. Especially that first one.
They're too little to know how to blow out candles or rip open presents. They won't remember any of it.
So, I while we did do cake—And, oh, you should have seen Phoebe staring at us while we sang the Happy Birthday song to her (she was like, "You guys are so weird... Please stop looking at me...")!—and I did buy a few presents for Phoebe, we didn't have her blow out her candle and I didn't even bother wrapping her presents.
Andrew just took her out of the room and I set down her gifts and then he brought her in. And she was super excited about discovering these new things! Here she is making her way toward her presents:
We got her a little bouncy rhino and some bouncy balls to use outside (because she likes to roll balls back and forth with people, but all we have are, like, basketballs and things and those are just so hard).
She wasn't quite sure what to do with the rhino at first, but it seemed like a good thing to pull herself up on:
Daddy helped her onto the rhino:
And then he and Alexander showed her how to bounce on it:
And that was pretty fun. And then everyone threw balls around (until Mommy shrieked something about "outside" and "you're going to break things"). And that was pretty silly.