Ethan Turns One!!!

So this post is delayed by a few weeks but better late than never!!!  Our sweet little Eman turned 1 on February 12th and even though we were having a rough weekend with Grandma's funeral and all, we still were able to make it special with the help of family and friends.  First, here is a video I put together and posted on Facebook on his special day.

His party was a great success.  We met at Ryan's Family Restaurant in a special room which we decorated just for him.  There was just no way we could have it at our house in the winter when we can't utilize the backyard.  We went with an elephant theme mostly because I just thought elephants are adorable and he has a few stuffed animals.  For some reason they make me think of him.  Then I realized that "E" stands for "Elephant" and I knew it was the perfect theme.

 Treat bags - Adults got peanuts and kiddos got circus marshmallow peanuts and fruit snacks
The fabulous cake that John and I made together.  We were inspired by Cake Boss...

 Notice the banner in the background...  He's in the exact opposite pose!

 Big brother helped unwrap

He knew what to do right away.  
 Big brother followed suit

More pics to be posted to Facebook soon.  Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate.  It was so fun to see everyone loving on little Ethan.  He has been having a lot of fun with all his new toys and clothes.  I promise I AM sending out thank you notes soon! : ) 
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His 1 year checkup went great.  He's perfectly healthy with the exception of a little fluid in his ears from this silly cold that keeps plaguing our house.  Here are his current stats:

Weight: 21 lbs, 13 oz - % 30-40
Height: 30 1/4 inches - % 60
Head circ: 17 3/4 inches - %20

So he's filling out a little and certainly growing taller!!  We can tell in the way his clothes are fitting! He still has a little head but it was somewhere around the 10th percentile last time.  That's ok.  I love his little noggin and the fact that he can still rock the 6 month hats we have.