HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cousin, Heather!

May the birthday fairy bring you what you need most...a NEW car! =D

I was so tired this morning I could barely get out of bed...but because Wing called to say that he was on his way over to pick me up, I only had a few minutes to get ready. My mom was a great help getting Ashlyn ready for me. Wing, Ashlyn, and I had plans to hang out with Cin all day. We met up with her, Ed, Daisy, and Christopher for lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Jack London Square in Oakland. Today was an incredibly warm day for the bay....absolutely gorgeous!
It's been ages since I've eaten at The Old Spaghetti Factory. It hasn't changed much, not that I cared. I was mesmerized by watching Ashlyn and Christopher play and interact with one another. They share the same excited gestures and caveman grunts. Grabbing each other's hands and squealing with delight. It was so cute! Christopher, being only 2 weeks older than Ashlyn, already has 8 teeth!!! We are so jealous! Ashlyn needs hair and teeth! hehehehe

After lunch, Daisy, Ed, and Christopher had to leave. Cin, Wing, Ashlyn, and I walked along the docks and checked out the shops and sidewalk vendors. Afterwards, we headed to IKEA for some shopping. Ivy and Oli met up with us, and together we went to the Pacific Rim Plaza.
Can I just say that Wing, Cin, and I ate non-stop from the time we got together?! After our lunch at TOSF, we indulged in Swedish meatballs, fries, and Apple Streudel cake at IKEA, boba tea at J&S Tea House at Pacific Rim Plaza, had L&L take out for dinner, and homemade chocolate covered strawberries and bananas for dessert. *Ugh* Talk about gluttony. =/

We spent the rest of the evening hanging out at Cin and Matty's. Wil, Tony, and Matty joined us for dinner after their golf tourney. All three seemed disappointed by how poorly they played. =/ Sarah, Parkin, Ivy, and Oli joined us for dessert. We watched SNL with Kirsten Dunst and Eminem and some cheesy show called, "Cheaters". Ashlyn had another long exciting day with small unsatisfying naps, and had a long crying fit at Cin's. I felt really bad and decided to call it a night. I guess I was tired too because I totally fell asleep on Wing during the drive back. We finally got home around 3am. *yikes!*

Pictures from today:

Christopher and Ashlyn

Ashlyn with her mouth full

Christopher with his hands full

Jack London Square

Wing, me, Cin, Ashlyn, Ed, Christopher, and Daisy

Ivy, Wing, Ashlyn, Cin, and Oli at J&S Tea House

Sarah and Parkin teachin Ashlyn to walk

the girls hanging out

me and my babygirl

Oooooh, guess what?! Sarah's started her own webpage! YAY!...finally another friend to start a site I can drop in on and keep in touch with, without having to rack up the phone bills. hehehehe

Ashlyn's pic of the day

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