Friday, September 17, 2010

Eli's Belated Birthday Bash

Baby Eli turned one yesterday! We postponed his birthday celebration until today, ostensibly because we were too busy rollicking at Dixie's Roundup Rodeo last night. In truth, however, I simply wasn't ready to admit that my baby is growing up, whether I like it or not.

In honor of his special day, we enjoyed a quiet family celebration at home. Okay, scratch the "quiet" part--the concept eludes my children. Still, we enjoyed the simplicity. A couple of presents, a few balloons, and lots of yummy cake, and we had the perfect way to celebrate our little man's coming of age.

"Today is my birthday, shout hooray!"

"Is this all for me?"

"Hey, Mom, what's up with the comb-over? Isn't it about time for a haircut?"

"Ooo, pretty fire!"

"Pina colada cake, my favorite."

"Everybody who's one year-old, raise your hand!"

"All done. Now watch my Houdini escape."

(And yes, our tiny guy, barely scratching the first percentile in weight, happily polished off his adult-sized piece of cake. It's hard to imagine feeding him as a teenager...)

Happy Birthday, Eli!


Callie said...

Kia huritau ki a koe, Eli! Sorry, kiddo. No matter how old or big you get, you're always going to be my Baby Eli!

Tanja said...

Happy Birthday belated, Eli :)

Julie L said...

A year already???? Happy Birthday, little guy! He is so cute!

The Favorite said...

Happy Birthday Eli!!!
(That year went fast) We love you hair, the cake, and wish you a great year. :)

Brittney Richards said...

I agree with Callie. I will probably always call him Baby Eli. He is so cute, and I wish I could have been at his birthday party. What a great time of year to be born. Miss you all.

Justin said...

Happy Birthday to Easy E! Wish we could have been there for all the fun.