Sam spent Saturday running around the party room at Toys R Us with eleven of his friends. They yelled and laughed and ate and played...smiling all the while. With big smiles on our faces, Steve and I watched our big kid have the time of his life while we reconnected with friends we haven't seen in weeks and other friends we haven't seen in years.
Our friends came home with us and my parents dropped by with my aunt and uncle and some (old) friends of the family I haven't seen in decades (My uncle commented to me that he had been trying to get these particular friends together for some time and it had just never worked out before now. He said he was shocked when it worked out this time). The house was full. We laughed and talked and ate and smiled.
This is what it is about. Spending time with people you love...people you like.
I realized this weekend how unhappy I am on a daily basis because I am surrounded by people I wouldn't necessarily choose as friends or family. That special occasion/birthday party feel is so lovely because it is just about the only time when we get to decide who we will share time and space with...people you love...people you like.
I hope everyone who visited had a decent time with us. We had a lovely time with you all and the kids are all beautiful, wonderful, amazing little people.
And now we realize we have nothing big planned for the rest of the summer. We took a NAP this afternoon and we feel completely sloth-like...guilty. Yeah...this is what it's all about. Let the summer begin.
Oh yeah...and we just played with the doppler and we both totally heard GB's little heartbeat. Unfortunatly, Sam was still asleep and missed it.