Thanks to Auntie Lindsay and Uncle Jeff (who hosted), and a whole lot of family (and take out food), Ben's first birthday was a total success. This kid is the consumate southerner and completely enjoyed his (favorite) birthday meal of chicken and biscuits, followed by his first birthday cake-a graham cracker cake with jam filling and peanutbutter buttercream icing. What kid doesn't like that combo?! Ben took a nap halfway through the party, and we're pretty sure he was hallucinating after all of the food he ate. He sat in his high chair for about ten minutes just doing trippy hand motions after he was done with his cake. All in all, I'd say he had a great first birthday party. Just the first in a long, long line of them.