A First Birthday Bash to Remember

Wow, it really has been one year since our son, Wilhelm Clarke Eargle, was born. In celebration of this special day we threw a splendid birthday bash with family and close friends at our home. A wonderful time was had by all, especially the birthday boy. It was quite an experience to see the joy in his eyes throughout the day. And, I know it seems crazy but I think since that day he looks older. He is even doing things that one-year-olds do like climbing up step ladders and throwing balls! As fast as this year has gone it frightens me to think how fast those in the future will be, however I am excited to see how our special son develops into a young boy.

Here are a few shots from the birthday party.This is a picture of one of Wilhelm's cakes and his guest's favors. Alan and I ordered personalized Jones Soda bottles with Wilhelm's picture on them for all of our family and friends in attendance.
The singing and picture flashes took Wilhelm a little off his game when it was time to blow out the candle, but...

he soon regained his composure and sense of humor when it was time to dive into the cake.
It was like Christmas all over again! Wilhelm received many generous gifts. He appreciated his friends and Daddy helping him to open.

I would like to say that I have a good picture of him passed out after the days activities, but the boy is a partier and didn't go down until nearly 10 o'clock that night. He wanted to stay awake as long as possible to celebrate his birth time at 9:54 (CST), even though he missed it he lived out his first birthday to the fullest.

Thanks to everyone who made his day special!


Julie Kosker said...

What cute pictures! I can't believe that he's moving around so much!