Monday, May 16, 2011

Sean's Birthday

Yesterday was Sean's 24th birthday. I had decided that this year Sean was going to have a party, with friends, and a big, big cake. He deserved it. He's an amazing husband, father and friend and he's been working so hard these past few days/weeks/years.

Last year I bought him a birthday present that broke within weeks, threw him a birthday breakfast that went totally awry and drove him to his birthday dinner 45 minutes late. This year I needed to redeem myself. Also, Sean never makes a big deal out of his big day. He never asks for any gifts or requests any special treatment but you know what? Sean deserves to have everyone make a big deal out of him once in a while.

His two friends from college, Owen and Mikey came to stay for the weekend. The boys all got to hang out and do man stuff, like assemble Sean's new grill. Saturday afternoon we had a big cook out (or cook in since the grill was in the garage and we ate inside, out of the pouring rain). More of our friends came over and it was a really fun party. Aiden even managed to behave himself throughout, except for trying to sneak a worm into the house inside a toy pickup truck.

By Sunday afternoon we were both totally exhausted. Sean came away with a lot of thoughtful gifts, a refrigerator stuffed with party food and hopefully, some good memories.

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