Sunday, May 9, 2010
birthday recap: the day's events
So, my friends, the birthday party did not quite go as planned. ;) It ended up having two phases.
Phase one: the beach!
When Isaac and I got to the beach it was windy, but warm. He and I set some things up while Dave drove back to our apartment to pick up Andrew and some friends. I had made up 5 picnic baskets, one for each family. In each basket were: a container of chicken salad, a container of sliced pineapple, a container of assorted pickles, one pretzel for each person and a container of honey dijon mustard. There was a lei, a bucket and a shovel for each kid. There were also plates, napkins, forks, cups and wet wipes. And each family got a kite.
Mama V and her boys showed up and the kids played in the sand while Mama V and I chatted.
And then it got colder and colder and colder. Isaac was shivering and covered in goosebumps. My teeth were chattering as I called Dave to quickly make a birthday plan C. Thank goodness for cell phones.
Mama V needed to get her boys home, so I gave her her picnic basket full of goodies. I called other guests to reroute them to our home and Dave picked us back up to move the party back to the apartment. But we did manage to get some kite flying in.
Phase two: our home!
When we arrived back at our apartment, we picked back up where we left off. We spread out blankets on the living room floor and picnicked all warm and cozy, away from the wind. Isaac opened his gifts, we ate cupcakes, and the kids played happily for hours. Everyone had a really good time: especially Isaac!
When we sang to him, he got squirmy in his chair. He loved it and was totally embarrassed at the exact same time. Funny, because that's always my reaction too. I have a feeling he's going to be an introvert, just like his mama.
Everyone stayed up late celebrating our little man and when the party was over I was glad everyone seemed to have a good time, glad to have such flexible friends, and glad that Isaac was so well loved.
Posted by Dave at 6:00 PM