Monday, January 25, 2010

One is an amazing number if it's your birthday

Sunday offered up a fun afternoon. Went over to my brother and sister-in-law's place for a birthday get together for my little niece. It was her first birthday and as is usual for this kind of thing, she didn't have a clue what was going on but sure found it neat that there were so many people - big and little - were around.

It is kind of funny to notice that even when people send out invites with "no presents please" on them - in this case in all caps and followed by "seriously" - invitees are almost culturally incapable of not showing up with a gift. I was no different, but in my case it was because I had stopped by earlier in the week and my niece claimed emminent domain on my new hat and it looked so cute on her that her mom and dad asked me if I could make that her present. That's her in her hat with her dad in the photo.

Anyway, it was sort of nice to hang out with family and friends for a wholesome, slice of American life kind of way.


Josh said...


Shawn said...

She's actually bigger than you think and I don't think baby actually settles in the stomache that well.

But, she is cute all right.

tshsmom said...

What a cutey!!
I miss having little ones in my life sooooo much! :(

The Zombieslayer said...

No Packers jersey? Do they make them for one-year-olds?