4th BIRTHDAY to Alexander!
We got home from Ed and Sue's around 3:30am, went to bed around 4am, and got up around 11am. I consider Aric and I really lucky to have gotten as much sleep as we did. Grace, Brian, Ed, and Sue said that they went to bed around 4am...and their kiddies got up around 7 and 8am! *YIKES!*
After Ashlyn, Aric, and I got up and dressed, I headed over to Ed and Sue's again (while Aric joined the guys at Ed's shop to finish up). It's rare that Brian, Grace, and Brandon are in town, so I wanted to spend as much time with them as possible.
Sue picked up lunch for us, and we spent the lazy afternoon watching TV and playing with the kiddies.
Tonight Aric got everyone together for an early dinner at the Crab Cooker to celebrate my birthday. It was very casual. The restaurant (that's essentially a big red barn) has delicious chowders and serves up fresh seafood on paper plates. They also didn't mind that the kiddies were throwing all the breadsticks on the floor. hehehe
dinner, the party continued at our house. Everyone came over for ice
cream cake, to hang out, and watch me open my gifts. hehehe
The highlight of the evening was when Aric and I passed down Ashlyn's old Halloween costumes to our friends' kiddies. They put them on and we all had a big laugh. They look soooo cute!
It must have been the long evening we had previously, because everyone was tired and went home before midnight....though it felt like 2am. *YAWN!*
Pictures from tonight:
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