Thank you for weighing in on the whole Present Situation. We are going to just let it go and accept the presents that come our way - and be very appreciative of them. We are still striving to make this party about spending time with our family and friends and thanking them for their part in our lives, rather than turning it into a major circus. We have been to many first birthday parties and my favorites were the ones with the least fuss and muss. When too many guests, too many activities, too many decorations, too much whatever gets in the mix, it seems as if it stresses the parents and the Birthday Kid out. I still wish there was a way to have a party without people feeling as if they need to bring presents, but I guess that's ultimately what a birthday party is about.
I seriously can't believe this Little Man is about to turn one. He is growing so fast, changing so much, and just all around becoming less of a baby and more of a toddler. It is with mixed emotions that we start to leave behind the baby phase and move on to what is next. I am sad that we no longer have an infant, but so excited that we have a little boy.