I spent the evening of April 27th getting messy with red food coloring.
Because on the 28th it was time for Jude’s 1st Birthday and of course he needed an Elmo cake!
He was pretty excited when he saw it but would have to wait until the end of the day to devour his Sesame Street buddy.
So instead we started the day with his favorite – scrambled eggs.
With his adorable Birthday onesie on (thanks Grandma and Grandpa!) he got to work vacuuming.
And then was serenaded ‘Happy Birthday’ over Skype.
Grandpa blew bubbles to celebrate,
And Grandma baked a cake.
We walked Luke to work and did a mini-photoshoot after we parted ways with him. Taipei 101:
And the Love sculpture:
‘No more photos, Mom’:
So we hit the first playground of the day – the indoor one at the Xinyi Sports Center.
After morning nap and close to lunchtime, we biked over the Luke’s work (you can see how thrilled Jude is about his pink helmet).
For lunch we went to this place with an indoor play area. Jude was right into it.
He took a break to eat,
and then got right back in.
After afternoon nap we had more playground time.
And even made a new friend.
Back home I tried to get a few more photos in his cute birthday outfit.
We even attempted a selfie.
Jude was getting tired fast.
Dad got home and re-injected a bit of energy into the Birthday Boy. We Skyped with Grandma Elizabeth and Faith- he was loving all the attention!
And finally, it was time for cake.
Took one last photo,
And then dug in to Elmo’s eyeballs.
Belly full of cake:
Jude had a few bday gifts to open from Aunt Jen and Uncle Rob.
He loved the books – especially the Elmo peek-a-boo one!
What a great day it was!