"He really wants a live monkey at our party, which I think is a liability," Caitlin McHugh joked to reporters Thursday of husband John Stamos

By Dave Quinn and Brianne Tracy
February 22, 2019 01:55 PM
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Looks like John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh‘s son William “Billy” Christopher will be going bananas over his first birthday party.

The baby boy — who was born on April 10 — is going to have a Curious George-themed celebration when he turns 1, the Fuller House star and his wife revealed on Thursday.

“As much as we push Disney on the poor little guy, he loves Curious George. So we’re going to have a Curious George party,” Stamos, 55, told reporters, including PEOPLE, at Cadillac’s Oscar Celebration in Los Angeles.

Curious George, the eponymous character in H. A. Rey and Margret Rey’s popular children's books, won’t just appear at the party in decorations. Stamos and McHugh are currently debating bringing an actual primate to the event.

“I’m starting a monkey fund now so I can get a live one,” joked the actor.

“He really wants a live monkey at our party, which I think is a liability,” added actress and model McHugh, 32 — noting that she has concerns herself.

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Stamos and McHugh wed on Feb. 3, 2018, after two and a half years together.

And they’ve both said they’re open to having more children, though Stamos told reporters on Thursday that he promised his wife they would hold off until Billy’s first birthday.

“She wants to wait one year, so that’s coming up,” he said after joking they’d be starting “tonight.”

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In the meantime, the couple focuses on parenting, though they still make sure to sneak in a date night at least once a week.

“We try to go once a week, if we can. We try to go to the movies, dinner … ” Stamos said.

“Any quality time just talking, connecting,” chimed in McHugh.

Fatherhood has been a proudly different thing for Stamos.

“It’s been beautiful,” he told PEOPLE last June, recounting his first weeks as a dad. “Every second you pray that you can keep the kid alive. Every day is different, time has become very elusive, stuff just goes by so fast. It’s just beautiful. I’ve cried most days; I just stare at him.”

It has also helped Stamos see the bigger picture. “I just hope this world is a better place for Billy when he starts to understand what it’s all about,” the You star explained. “And I just want to be an example to him. I have a real responsibility now. I’ve never really had real responsibility.”

“I thought it was beyond me to have a kid and a great wife, but it’s given me a reason to live,” admitted Stamos. “Life is in session now.”