Since Sawyer was having tubes put in his ears, and his adenoids removed on his actual birthday (poor guy), we waited until the following Saturday to celebrate! He had so much fun with his little cousins, aunts, and uncles on his big day! He wasn't however, a big fan of everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to him. Too much attention I suppose.
Since it's been a few weeks after Sawyer's big surgery I will give an update on his new tricks:) I suppose that because he couldn't hear very well before the tubes, it may have been delaying his speech a bit. Now that he can hear he is talking up a storm! I would say that a week post surgery he was already saying 8-10 words, and is now up to 15+ and learning new words every day!! Some of his favorites are: Uh-oh, no-no, night-night, bye-bye, Momma, Dada, thank you, Duke, ball, and a few others that I can't think of right off hand. I just can't get over how well he pays attention to detail, and just when you think he isn't paying you any attention, he repeats something you say. It's amazing.
Also, just within the past week or so he has been showing signs of walking. He walks great when he going back and forth between Josh and I, but has just recently showed interest in initiating walking on his own! Such a big boy:)