Mighty Life List
Feb 20 2008

He’s One!

happy birthday, originally uploaded by rcarver.

This is Hank looking doleful at his first birthday party. He was alarmed by the volume of birthday wishes headed his way, and confused by the flaming cake, but everything worked out in the end.

The party theme was Balls!, and one of the guests brought him two. They were wrapped next to each other in tissue paper, and were spectacularly graphic. It’s possible all of us will pay in the next lifetime, but for now we’re enjoying ourselves.

22 Responses to “He’s One!”

  • Spandrel Studios Says:

    Happy Birthday to Hank, and congratulations to you and your husband, too! While every birthday’s worth celebrating, the first year is such a biggie — for everyone!

  • Jess Says:

    Cutest Baby Ever!!

  • Mrs.Strizzay Says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope he has fun playing with all his balls!

  • Squeeky Says:

    Happy Birthday Hank! We share a birthday! Unfortunately mine was 35 years earlier than yours! UGH!

    BTW, he is the cutest little thing in SF!

  • Debbie Says:

    A boy can never have too many balls to play with! What a handsome little guy- Happy Birthday Hank!

  • patricia Says:

    One already? But wasn’t it just yesterday you were announcing his birth? No, seriously. Where does the time go?

    Sending fun-filled birthday wishes your way.

  • sizzle Says:

    my nephew is 19 months and his favorite thing in the world? balls.

    happy birthday hank!

  • Chris Says:

    I saw that birthday theme (Balls!) in a Martha Stewart magazine and thought it was the cutest idea.

    Happy B-day, Hank!

  • Victoria Says:

    And he’s gorgeous!

  • Meg Says:

    Such a cute and classic picture. You look so timeless. You guys will love this years down the line. My dad had the same face at his first birthday party, and we used that picture on his 60th birthday invite.

  • Erica C. Says:

    Awwww, Happy Birthday Hank! He is just too perfect for words!

  • misstraceynolan Says:

    Happy Birthday Mighty Baby!

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  • Bronnie Says:

    aaw cute! hehe.. he doesn’t look too thrilled.

  • Tina Says:

    WOW! That is a big candle! Happy B-day! He sure is cute!

  • Jen Says:

    What a doll! Happy Birthday, Hank!

  • willo Says:

    hahaha… BALLS! that’s hysterical.

  • Kelli Says:

    That’s adorable! He looks so pensive.

  • Hippo Brigade Says:

    Hey, my baby turned one this month too– Whoo hoo for that! Hope he enjoyed his balls.

  • mdog Says:

    you’re kidding, right? the public demands graphic ball pictures.

  • Gooseberried Says:

    Haha! Awesome theme and very cute photo. Holy balls!

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey Says:

    What a great photo!

    Happy birthday Hank!