BIRTHDAY to my girl, BETT!
For some strange reason, Ashlyn woke up this morning at 4am crying. I'm assuming from a bad dream. She cried, tossed, and turned for a long time. I tried everything to soothe her, but nothing seemed to work. It was miserable. She finally fell back to sleep around 6am. I was deliriously tired...I think I got in 4 hours of sleep before Brian, Grace, and Brandon came down this morning.
It was such a warm clear day, and we took advantage of it by having lunch outdoors at The Crossroads Food Court in Irvine. The fellas had to help Ed set up the network in Ed's new shop...so while the guys were busy working, Sue, Grace, and I took the kiddies to South Coast Plaza to walk around and then to Garden Grove to buy groceries.
day went by pretty fast. Before I knew it, it was dinnertime. James,
Grace, Lauren and Taylor joined us at Ed and Sue's. It was a fun and
lively gathering. We made shabu-shabu for dinner. Because of our lil'
ones, we had to eat in shifts. We let the guys eat first (since they
were starving and we had a snack at the mall), then the gals and I
sat down and enjoyed our meal over a lengthy dinner conversation.
spent the evening hanging out and watching "Austin Powers: Goldmember"
got back pretty late. Ashlyn must have been so tired because she slept
the entire time we changed her into her pjs.
Pictures from today (wished I had taken more, but I'm getting bad at bringing out the camera these days):
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