We had two birthday celebrations for Toby’s birthday. The first was for his playground buddies. We kept it very low-key. The most time consuming thing was making the cupcakes. I spent some time thinking about what to theme Toby’s cupcakes as for Jude’s 1st birthday I made him an Elmo cake. Toby doesn’t like any particular character or animal so there was nothing that really stood out. Then it struck me that Toby doesn’t need an icon because Toby IS his own icon. Toby has such a big personality – everyone has something to say about Toby and his ways. So I went and printed out photos of Toby for his cupcakes.
Right before we were about to Toby decided to shove about 9 grapes in his mouth. Lucky I noticed his cheeks looking bigger than usual. I gave them a squeeze and all the grapes came out in a big splat. It was the perfect ‘oh, Toby’ moment to finish off the party.
Toby and Mercy (who came up with his ‘Chang, Chang’ nickname).