Here he is when he was less than a year old...same sweet face.
His birthday started with his monthly "Men's Breakfast" meeting at church with dad, then back home to open some presents.
He was very surprised and happy to finally receive a pocket knife...he was expecting to have to wait a couple of more years, but dad decided that he could have one now.
We then headed out to Jefferson Barracks (Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946) - a first time visit for both of the kids. There are a couple of restored buildings that now house museums (we only had time to go through one of them) and also a national cemetery.
In the evening we had some friends over for supper and the boy declared it his best birthday ever! I think he might have said that after last year's birthday - but that's OK.