Monday, May 5, 2008
My birthday was last week.
I woke up to a romantic and lovely card from my husband
along with beautifully wrapped gifts on the table.
I had a lovely lunch with my sister, mother, neice, nephew and Auggie.
We lingered at our table for about 3 hours; snacking on crab legs
clams, steamed shrimp and cheap domestic beer (my fav).
The kids were so well behaved and patient that the waiter
commented that he'd never seen such lovely children at which
point Ben asked him for his autograph (he's got a great sense
of humor for a 5 year old).
Sunday, Dave and I had a friend
watch Auggie so we could go out to a nice lunch to celebrate.
We sat looking out on the water and relaxed. Clams, calamari
(fantastically tender), goat cheese and apricot salad, seafood
corn chowder and parmesan encrusted sole. Everything was
We watched a wedding ceremony outside the window and laughed
as the parents across the restaurant attempted to wrangle their
4 year old boy back into a booth after his third bathroom break
(we couldn't hear, but we saw the dad point and the boy
cross his arms and emphatically shake his head NO).
Service was terrific for the first half of the meal, and then the waiter
got slammed and ignored us. We didn't really mind
until we were ready to go and couldn't get our check.
At that point I got bored so I started making raspberry noises
and funny faces at Dave from across the table.
"Yep, that's my 40 year old wife" he said.
All in all a lovely birthday.
Oh, and today, in the mail- my invitation to join the AARP. (HA!)