Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Eli!!

The day is here! Happy 1st Birthday Eli!

Last night I decorated for the occasion.

We had a huge 3-foot balloon filled with helium (but it wasn't floating this morning, unfortunately) and also got a regular helium balloon at the store last night, so he had a great time playing with them this morning.

We think he could tell it was a special day for him!

We sang happy birthday about 20 times.

Below are some fun gifts from friends and family - an engraved journal from Ben's parents, darling Robeez red/brown monkey shoes from Neil and Jolene (he's shaking them in the picture), a toy guitar from me and Ben, and a cute package from Stephanie - I love to email cool sewing projects that I see online because she is amazing at that stuff - so for Eli's birthday, Steph sent him a "1" onesie and a diaper/wipes pouch! (and a cute book too) I was laughing when I realized they were ideas I had sent her way. :)


My parents are coming over later today and I'm sure we'll have more birthday festivities as the day goes on. I'm throwing Eli and Ben a combined birthday party next week since Ben turns 30 in a few days. It's fun to make the celebrations last as long as possible, right? :)

13 comments:

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Eli! I hope I get to meet you in person someday!!! You sure do have some great parents! Happy celebrating :-)

Kelly Durham said...

Happy Birthday to Eli! Congratulations on surviving your first year of motherhood, Sarah! Yay!

Mostess Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Eli!
Quinton says to live it up on your first birthday! Be sure to mash cake in your hair and face and anywhere else you mom can't get to, wink, wink!
Good thing your mom is so awesome and makes it a super special day!

jcsev said...

Happy Birthday Eli! You are so cute! I can't believe you are one already. Make sure to get cake everywhere! Kaelan did!!

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday Eli! We are excited to celebrate with you. Congrats to Mom and Dad for a successful first year.

emandteem said...

Happy Birthday Eli! I can't believe it's been a whole year. WOW!

Young Family said...

You need to add picyures of Eli eating his birthday cake!

Harley King said...

HBday to the little man.

Aaron and Emily said...

Happy Birthday Eli, expect a VERY late birthday card in the mail... it's late, I spent the day at Berkeley picking up new glasses, and we're off to Burney tomorrow. Then we move to Lompoc the day after we get home, so I am a little behind on things...

The Millers said...

Such cute decorations, Sarah. Happy Birthday to Eli!

Wendy Weiler King said...

Happy Birthday Eli! That year went by SO FAST... and he's not even mine. Love the diaper wipes case from Steph. She presented me w/ my AMAZING diaper bag this weekend in the SAME PATTERN and told me we were twinners! So fun!:)

Krazy Khania said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELI!! Your such a sweet boy!

Hillary said...

I can't believe he is already one!!! I guess time goes by faster when I don't see him every day. He is totally cute, and I'm sure he loves to try his new walking skills out all over the place. He will want to be a lot more independent soon.