On October 9th, Alex turned one year old. Precious, precious little birdie! He got a new pilow for his bed and some strawberries and a real birthday cake! Alex really LOVES cake and frosting, but I don't think that much sugar is good for him so we distracted him with the starwberries. That was OK with him! His best friends, Taz the Minpin puppy and Jackie Chan the deaf kitty shared the special moment with him.
We also did something REALLY fun! I laid out a big piece of white painting paper with several blobs of different colors of acrylic paint. Then I 'encouraged' Alex to walk through the blobs and onto the paper with the paint all over his feet. It was so incredibly funny! He just talked and walked around and around. It took quite a while and I'm not sure the finished product is really what we want. He might have to work on it some more. But it's SO special. Who else has pictures of their chicken's fiinger painting framed on the wall?! Afterward, we washed his little feet in the sink....can't have chicken prints all over the kitchen!