A whirlwind recap of Edda’s birthday week!
Rearranged the house for the party the night before:
Jeremy made enough pancake batter for 512 pancakes.
And bacon (30 pounds) was pre-cooked the night before:
Then the party started. A lot of people came right at 9 am. We had so many toddler guests. Jeremy works with a lot of people who have a lot of babies. Ruby was perfect, although it’s been a long time since she’s entertained so many children. By the end of the party, I could see Ruby hiding under a chair with her rear half still accessible to children who wanted to pet her, but she could nap in peace at the same time.
Lauren made a beautiful cake for Edda – I love the blue and the flowers. And I loved eating three pieces, one right after the other, after the last guests left.
I like this photo because Edda is eating someone’s hoodie.
The pancake station. The party was nice, a reminder that I have a whole community around me helping me out.
After the party, Edda had a few more days of school before spring break. I sent this video in to Edda’s teacher to tell him how to put on brace. I don’t often see video of me, so it’s interesting to see how I look to other people, rather than how I think I look to other people in my head.
Spring break started on Edda’s actual birthday (24th) – we had a family birthday breakfast.
Pardon Vince, he’s a little sleepy as we made him get up at the ungodly hour of 8 am on the first day of spring break to sing happy birthday. The rest of us had to get our day started – 8 am was already late!
Lana’s flowers that she brought over for the pancake breakfast were perfectly in bloom on Edda’s birthday.
Jeremy made blueberry oatmeal muffins (healthy b/c of the inclusion of oatmeal), but not really that tasty as evidenced by a few of them still remaining under the glass dome a full day later.
And fruit salad – Edda’s favorite type of salad.
Nat came by to give a gift!
Today I took some time off and saw Deb at OT.
Edda <3s Deb.
We went to Panera’s for lunch where we bumped into some friends.
Finally to top off the week of birthday – we went to Kenwood in Bethesda to see the cherry blossoms – peaking today!
Finally, we did have cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcake, but no photos. They were eaten too quickly.