3.15.2010

Birthday fun in the park

Last Saturday we had George's first birthday party. What started off as a conceptual "low stress" gathering of George's closest friends, turned into quite the production. We were sure that we'd permanently scar George unless everything went off without a hitch. Fortunately, the glitches were few (despite a last minute scare that we were going to have to play dumb about getting a "party permit", the night before).

As per usual, the pictures tell the story with some extra special video footage of George taking his inaugural steps into the world of sugar.


Thanks for the denim shirt Aunt Blythe! It was perfect for my train-themed birthday


To clear George's palate in preparation for the cake, we carbo-loaded on crackers


As always, George's best friend and Assistant Conductor, Abe was ready to party


Lucy Young and Dad, Sean. (came all the way from Nashville by train plane for the party)


George - Ashley - Lucy - Marissa - Abe - Kimber


I once read somewhere that one of the great things about being a dad is that you get to revisit your childhood...


I'd say that flying your son's awesome kite is right up there with "the cry out method" in terms of difficult dad duties.


My little brother Collin lives in the Valley (which might as well be Oregon). He's on tour, but his girlfriend Shelby came all the way down for the festivities. George loves Shelby.


It's the final countdown...George got his very own cake (held by friend, Julia - who came all the way from New York City) while the rest of us dined on this beauty below:


What a lovely cake...


George getting a pep talk before the main event...


the suspense is killing me...

bliss


George contemplating a job well done


One last handful for the road...

And for the piece de resistance - video footage:

7 comments:

Johnny said...

First birthdays always remind of the Seinfeld skit where he likens them to your last birthday. Both times you don't really know what is going on. You don't have any teeth and you have to miss your nap for the event. Your family invites a bunch of people you don't really know and tells you, "These are your friends".

Dawn D. Lion said...

Woo, yay George! He was definitely a fan of that cake. I love the face plant into it.
The first bday party is a rite of passage, for sure.

david said...

Johnny- nice Debbie downer post. Glad we didn't invite you to the party. ; )

Mik'L said...

Happy birthday George!
Clyde and I have been laughing at your last post because George and Myler have so many things in common...such as their like for emptying drawers and medicine.

Blythe said...

Could anything be cuter than that sweet boy eating cake and clapping his hands? No.

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Liz said...

Funny, I also feel like clapping after every bite of cake I eat.