Our summer officially kicked off with Clare's third birthday party, held at our house on her actual birthday.
|Ready to party.|
|The party proved to be too much for little Christopher Lewis. He was in bed an hour after it started.|
|Party trick! Clare wowed the crowd by reading her name on her new personalized water bottle (and naming all the letters).|
It was a good day.
Last weekend I packed up the kids and took them to Evansville for a long weekend. Aunt Katie came along, too, so I didn't have to do the drive alone. Ben stayed here and enjoyed the peace and quiet. And did quite a few house projects, actually. Anyway, Christopher took his first trip the restaurant where Ben and I spent many a Friday night in our pre-children life.
|He makes this face all the time.|
Clare was nervous about eating around the cars, but she had a blast at the actual game.
And she adored the racing sausages. As anyone would. She cheered for the hot dog. Good choice, Clare. She also enjoyed seeing her Uncle Robby one last time before he heads back to England until November. Sniff. We'll miss you, Uncle Robby!
I also got to see a few friends for lunch and brunch, which I always enjoy. I brought Christopher with me to both outings, thinking he would just sit in his high chair quietly. Why do I keep forgetting that he is an extremely active 8-month-old, and not a newborn baby anymore? Next time I go out with friends that boy is staying at home. I would have been better off taking Clare, who will just sit quietly and peel the wrappers off the crayons she is given to color with at the restaurant.
Despite my energetic baby's restaurant antics, summer is off to a good start.