For my birthday, Josh and Karen brought baby Aiden and came to my house to visit. They bought steaks and Josh grilled them to perfection. Meanwhile, Amber was in the kitchen making delicious real mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. Yum! My favorites!
While dinner was cooking, Steve took me, Michael, & Emily to the library. I ran out of all of the "Ladies #1 Detective Agency" books. I'm now onto "The Sunday Philosophy Club" books by the same author. (I'll miss Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi. They have become good friends of mine over the course of the past few months.)
Then came the cake. Josh and Karen bought the mix, frosting, and candles and Amber baked and frosted. Then Josh tried to write "forty" with the candles, but he ran out of room.
Afterwards, Emily, Jared, and Matt did the dishes. What great kids I have!!
I loved the cards, the phone calls, the birthday wishes here and on facebook, the signs Amber made & put up with the other kids' help, and the special dinner and cake and presents. What a great day! Thanks to all of you! I felt (and continue to feel) so loved. You guys rock!
After the celebrations were over, I decided to do a "photo shoot" with Baby Aiden.
Oh my goodness he is adorable! Some of the faces he pulled made me laugh so hard I couldn't focus the camera! All of them were charming, sweet, and irresistible.
And this, my friends, is my favorite picture that was taken all night:
What a little sweetie! How did we ever live without him?! Friends and family. You are what make my world go round! <3