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!