Okay blog-world friends. Here is my question.
Our second son, Alan, will be turning 1 in November. A first birthday is always special, but this day seems especially significant to us as we look back on Alan's first year and forward to what lies ahead for him.
When Alan was 2 months old we discovered he had a rare condition which required immediate surgery and left him with liver disease. He is now on the waiting list for a liver transplant, which could take place soon after his birthday.
We aren't looking to make the birthday celebration reflect on the struggles, though. We want it to be just what it is: a celebration of the wonderful milestone of reaching 1 year.
Dale's first birthday theme was easy - he had already clearly shown a love for cars and trucks and anything with a motor well before his 12th month.
Alan isn't proving so easy. I'm kind of stumped for what to do for themes, etc. Any ideas? What have you done for 1st birthday parties? What Works for You?