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The Birthday Story: revisited

April 9, 2009

As I mentioned at the end of this post, we did manage to  turn the downhill into an uphill on James’ first birthday. But this was after the birthday tea party we planned that no one came to (despite a generous fourteen hours notice). I guess I should mention that I am taking too much credit for the turn around. It takes a village to raise a child and also one to help Claire and J.D. properly celebrate their son’s birthday.

dsc_1451On Sunday, we attended a colossal first birthday party for James and seven of his friends who were all born within a few weeks of one another. When I say colossal, I mean that I have never seen, and nor will I ever see again, that many pairs of shoes littering a doorway. There was a line up to take pictures of said shoe littering.

The parents of the birthdayees (except us) brought a cake for their special son or daughter which he or she ended up wearing home. Everyone (except us) also brought a newborn picture for guests to try and identify. I did my best rendition with a jiffy marker. To make it more challenging. The others were so obvious.

Our friends,  Sara and P,  showed up to represent Team James. We did invite a number of others but the fourteen hours notice is offensive, I guess.

We tried to organize a group photo at one point. Two words: Herding Cats.



James was the first one to introduce injury and a subsequent meltdown to the party but by the end, all the one-year old faces were coated with a mixture of icing and tears: the signature of a real good time.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Colleen permalink
    April 9, 2009 8:51 pm

    Your group photos turned out about as well as mine did. Maybe we should have broken out the bubbles and they all would have sit silently, watching the bubbles float majestically to the ground… or they would have attacked them and tried to eat them. Probably the latter.

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