I think Haylee and Hank were having a whole lot more fun opening these presents than Kyle was. But he is one so you really can't expect too much from him.
After his presents we got him all ready to get messy in his cake. First we lit his candle and sang happy birthday. He didn't know how to blow it out himself but Haylee was happy to help him. After that we got him ready to get messy. I even took his shirt off of him in anticipation of the big event. I handed him his cake though and he didn't quite know what to do but he sure didn't want to dive into it. He just kind of poked it with his finger a couple times and then looked at me like he wasn't sure what I expected him to do. He eventually got the hang of it but he never really got that messy. Haylee was the same way when she turned one. I broke some of the cake off for him and put little pieces of it on his tray and he picked them up and ate them. Afterward I thought I should have given him a spoon. He gets messy when he eats anything with a spoon. I think he would have liked that a little better. I think he liked his cake though he was happy eating it, he just didn't want to get real dirty.
They change so much in that first year that it just seems like you can't keep up. He is not quite walking yet, but I think it is only because he is afraid of it. He stands on his own and he can take a few steps as long as you are right there to catch him. He is so much fun though. He has only been a part of our family for a year and already when I look at old pictures I think to myself "where was Kyle?" It feels like he has always been a part of our family.
He and Haylee play so good together too they are the best of friends and I hope they always will be. They have there moments don't get me wrong and I am sure there are many more to come. But she is a really good big sister and they have fun playing together. I actually find that I can get more done with two kids then I could with just one because Haylee will play in her room with him instead of needing me to play with her all the time.
First birthdays are happy but always a little sad to me also. Its like he is not a baby anymore. But I also get excited for the things to come. It is so much fun watching them grow and discover new things.