On my birthday, we spent the afternoon with family and friends, celebrating Eric's 4th birthday. He doesn't yet have many friends of his own, so we decided to invite our friends and their kids. We ended up with 15 children, ranging in age from two to nine. More than I had originally imagined . . . I've heard somewhere that when considering who to invite to a party, the number of kids should match your child's age. Hmmm . . . The main events included a bike parade and face painting, and I think we met the needs of at least most of our guests!
Did I mention it was my birthday? Truth be told, it wasn't how I had originally envisioned spending the day. Maybe, for a brief moment or two, I would have preferred to talk to my friends without constant distraction. Really though, how lucky was I, to enjoy a beautiful afternoon (look at that blue sky!) with my family and good friends?
That evening, Brian was very kind and picked up some Indian take out while we watched Fraggle Rock with the kids. I even treated myself to a cider. (Because I'm trying to kick my soda habit, I went for alcohol instead. I then pictured myself cracking open a beer everytime I want a coke . . . I found the idea humorous.)
And, even better, he gave me the following morning off, to do some gardening. (This is what I originally envisioned.) Gotta love him. What a lovely birthday weekend.
Eric's new bike!