Friday, December 17, 2010

Catching up: Eli's 1st Birthday Party

We decided to take a low key approach to Eli's birthday party... no need to go crazy on a party he won't remember and doesn't understand, right?  And I am beginning to realize the challenge of having a child with a birthday in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so low key sounded really good to me this year.

It was a small gathering of 'big kids' - mostly friends from the athletic department and volleyball staff.  My pictures were really dark and grainy... not sure why... but you'll get the idea!


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The birthday duds.
Eli must have known something was going on as he kept hanging out
by the front door and looking out the window!
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The birthday cupcakes.
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The birthday chair.
This was a gift from Josh's parents... it was the perfect present-opening spot.
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The guests.  (Some of them, at least)
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The presents. (Even though we said NO presents!  Rule breakers!)
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YUM!
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The Birthday Boy.
Looking so much less like a baby and more like a little boy already!
Still to come... the infamous cupcake birthday card.  Stay tuned!

5 comments:

christan said...

Happy Birthday, Eli! Thanks for sharing his celebration with all of us, Deb.

The Wagners said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Nicole said...

He DOES look like such a big boy! The outfit may have something to do with it. He looks awfully handsome!

Tina said...

I cannot believe he is one already. Man, time is flying by! Cute pics and cute birthday boy!!!!!!

Amy said...

He is ridiculously handsome!