While Alice and I were in B.C. a couple of weeks ago my Mom threw me an early birthday lunch with all the family. I say that casually but let me put that in perspective: Alice and I, my brother, his wife and my nephew Asher, my sister Jennifer and her EIGHT KIDS (I'll let that sink in for a minute), my Dad, and finally my little sister Jaime. I'm too lazy to count exactly but it was a LOT.
I got to choose the menu (cold sandwiches, potato salad, other cool stuff) and the cake (white with lemon filling and whipped cream). What I did not get to choose is the Dorktastic photo my SIL took with mah preshus dessert:
(Sorry, Instagram does not want you to enjoy this photo in a regular size. Frankly, this is big enough for me too.)
Alice played with this balloon for AN HOUR. I'm not kidding. Once all her 8 cousins had left of course. I don't have any pictures of them because I was on camera strike. I decided to be all IN THE MOMENT and stuff.
I whipped out my phone for this, though. My sister's kiddos made me a super cute birthday card. Then they all left and I happened to turn over my card and HA! The truth comes out!
It was rare sunny day so my Mom proposed that we take Alice for a spin around the neighbourhood before bed. We bundled her up (for about 2 minutes, I'm not cold and you are impeding the flapping of my arms and legs kthxbye.)
It was such a gorgeous evening. Even my camera shy Mama was up for a photo.
BTW that is $1 McDonald's Diet Coke in the cupholder. Jetlag was trying to kill me and I don't know what they put in that stuff but it sure wakes a sleepy person up.
It was a lovely day. Seriously kicking myself for not having better pictures but hopefully my SIL will do a post with all her great pix.
See you tomorrow?