Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chris' birthday

Chris' birthday this year fell on a Sunday, so we woke up, made waffles, and headed to church. Afterwards we invited friends over to watch football - pretty typical for Sundays this fall - and thankfully the Redskins got a win. That was a great birthday gift if you know Chris. I decided to take this occasion as an opportunity to cook again for the first time since Eleanor joined us and it was disastrous. The food came out fine, but about three minutes after I got started E started crying and wouldn't stop. Chris had to walk her around the house in circles during the Redskins game until I finished cooking and could feed her again. Then I had to eat my dinner one-handed while it got cold despite the fact that I fed her riiiight before starting to cook to try to avoid this problem. Oh well. It's been about a week and a half since Chris' birthday now and I haven't yet cooked again.



Eleanor chatting with Chris on the couch

Later that evening we had cake and our best friends in the area (soon to be neighbors...dream come true! I'm sure I'll share more on this later) came over to eat it with us. We have been able to share all our birthdays together this year and surprisingly, many years in the past, too, despite them living in Chicago and us in various places around VA. I believe Ashley spent a birthday in Farmville, Alex had one in northern Virginia, and I spent one in Chicago while we were there for their wedding a few years ago. As cool as it would have been, Eleanor did not help Chris blow out the candles as you can see from the pictures below. Guess she is still a little too young for that! She just looks confused by the whole process.

It was a pretty relaxed and fun birthday overall and we were glad to have been able to share it with lots of friends!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

So glad we've been able to celebrate together so much - and many more to come! Lots of opportunities to take more (better) pictures :)

Erika Garber said...

Wow, I was so confused by that first picture of Chris with the cake. It looked like it was floating. Before I realized it was a cake stand, and not just a clear plate. Very confusing for my just-woken-up-from-4hournap-after-work brain.

Dorothy said...

Nice day and the cake looks tasty! Happy Birthday Chris!

Patty said...

Oh gosh, these are all so adorable. I love the video and her look when Chris is blowing out the candles. And yay for friends who will live 3 doors down!! I want a piece of that cake.

LA-jan said...

E's "Happy Birthday" to Chris in the video is priceless!
Happy Birthday, Chris!

ps Patty, we had babies on the same day!

Dorothy said...

I just saw the video! She sounds so sweet!

maggie said...

Happy birthday, Chris! So sweet -- can't wait to visit the W/M commune in Williamsburg :)

jennie said...

yes i'm loving the formation of this commune!