On a snowy January 18th, Kathy & I were honored to attend

Eli's 1st Birthday!

Eli is the adorable son of Zack & Sarah, longtime chums of our son Bryan - having met when they went to University together at WIU. Bryan is enormously proud to be Eli's Godfather.

The party was held in the clubhouse of the Downers Grove Golf Club, which purports to be the first 18 hole golf course in America.

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Grandparents were in force along with Sarah's sister toting their young son as well. Many other Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Friends made up the rest of the group. Our Bryan & Sabrina were there, along with Sabrina's mum Sue. Sabrina's dad Tony was home counting up the massive number of Internet 'Hits' recorded from the thousands viewing his Wedding Speech!

Sabrina looked fabulous in a new hair-do sporting daring, new 'Come Hither' bangs. It was great to see all of them and get caught up with their newlywed doings.

We had a lovely luncheon and the birthday cake was VERY tasty. Following, we played a game trying to guess Master Eli's height and weight on this his solo birthday. The contest was won by the Johnson family, though not me - Bryan & Sabrina. Rumour has it that they knew one of the numbers beforehand which should have disqualified them from contention.

Picture upper right is the star of the day chomping on his own cake, while picture below is a snap of the entire group celebrating Eli's milestone. All the way on the bottom of the page is a short video of the festivities.

Happy Birthday Eli!

Eli's Birthday Action!