So, I’m a mean mommy.
On the babe’s birthday invites, I asked that our friends and family not give G gifts to celebrate his first year on Earth. 
I know, I know.
But the kid doesn’t need anything and we are still up to our eyeballs in boxes. 
I literally haven’t figured out where to store my underpants, let alone a dozen new toys and books and instruments.

And while I stand strong by my mean mommy no gifts policy, I did find a teensy loophole to ensure that the babe had a least one fun box to open to celebrate his (still upcoming) big day.

Gray can thank Elizabeth from Chasin’ Mason for inviting us to participate in the Toddler Blogger Birthday Gift exchange. How cute is she to put together such a fab group of bloggers and babes who rock summer birthdays?

G received the sweetest package from Charli and her mama Traci with so, so many perfect goodies for my almost one year old wild animal. In case you were wondering, he is now obsessed with his new block set. Check out this face:

Seriously, his glee may have me rethinking that whole no gifts policy
(insert monkey covering eyes emoji here)

 Many, may thanks to Elizabeth for including us and to the HALLway girls for all of their sweet gifts and birthday lovin’. We sent a little something over to sweet T in honor of his 3rd birthday being just around the corner and you just have to go check out his sweet face as he opens the box!

Wanna see the rest of the babe’s and their birthday bliss?

Amanda & Lily : Tickled Pink

Ashley & Waverly : Words About Waverly

Elizabeth & Mason : Chasin’ Mason

Jess & Sadie : Sadie Sky Boutique

Laura & Liam : Tiny Toes, Little Nose

Laura & Presley : Happily Ever Parker

Laureen & Tyson : Chateau Deveau

Natasha & Ethan : Schue Love

Sara & Mac : Running From the Law

Sarah & Brantley : Seeing All Sides

Stephanie & Gray : Olive and Tate

Traci & Charli : The HALLway

We are signing off for the weekend to celebrate with friends so I hope that everyone has a fab 4th! See you kids on Monday