Sunday, May 13, 2012

Weekend of Celebrations

This past weekend was full of celebrating!

On Friday, we had a BBQ at the house to congratulate two of our dear friends who finished their PhD thesis recently. Both are friends of ours from Cornell, Pete and Jascha (geez, we've known these guys more then 10 years!), and it has been a very happy coincidence that we all ended up at Berkeley at the same time! I'll blame pregnancy absent-mindedness for forgetting to take any pictures at the party; but suffice it to say a good time was had by all!

Saturday was Alex's big day, he turned 31! An afternoon of fun was had with the backyard sprinklers. Noelle ended up soaking wet and very quickly stripped down to a diaper =) Unfortunately, all of our pictures ended up over-exposed. So, we'll have to capture sprinkler fun another day.

Noelle also enjoyed sharing some birthday ice cream with her Daddy. It was a bit of an impromptu stop. We were on our way to the grocery store when all of a sudden Noelle starts yelling "num num" (her word for "yummy") from the back seat. As it turns out, we were right next to the ice cream parlor we take her to. Oh no, she recognizes the building =) Clever routes to the grocery store must now be scouted.

Finally, today was Mother's Day. Noelle and Alex treated me right, with balloons, flowers and breakfast. I also got a nice Coach purse that I picked out myself at an outlet last weekend =)

This afternoon's entertainment was a  trip to the Tilden Park carousel. We managed to get a few pictures this time. Now, we all need a weekend to recover from our weekend!

Riding with Mom...

...and then, riding with Dad

Please let me ride again

Throwing modesty to the wind

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