I must admit, by AJ's birthday eve, I was getting pretty excited myself. After the little one went to sleep, Sam and I helped the big kids decorate the house. We blew up way too many balloons and hung streamers from everything the stood still. Their exuberance was catching. Even in the midst of the frenzy, I still tried to manage my expectations though - it was just his 1st birthday. I needn't have worried because this little guy loved every toy,
he flashed a big smile when he saw his cake,
and, the best part, he loved his crown.
I might have been a bit slow to catch the AJ birthday fever, but that smile is contagious.