Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday, dear friends

August is a banner month for birthdays in our life: 10 of our nearest and dearest friends and family members have August birthdays. Last week we celebrated 3 of them with the O'Reillys. Meredith's birthday is next week and both Killian (her oldest) and Rosalyn (her newest) share the 15th. Killian insists genuinely that he could never get a better birthday present than he did last year: his baby sister.

We spent a day swimming in Little Narrows Pond and sharing a birthday feast!

Killian, our godson, is 8!

One year ago, I was honored to watch Rosalyn enter this world. It still gives me chills to think of it.

Reed's first kayak ride

Meredith's family has a tradition of giving one-year-olds their own cake to go after.

It started like this:

And turned into this:

And then this:

I don't know who had more fun. Both Beckett and Killian kept shouting variations of:

Before we left, Killian challenged Sam to a race.

Team A: Jason, Marie (Meredith's great friend from Ireland), and the kids

vs. Team B

Here is Sam coming back swimming butterfly (to show off) and beat them handily.

Thanks for a delicious day.


Marie said...

Emilie, you know full well that the only reason Sam won was because we gave him such a lengthy head start. Team A had heard that he isn't so hot in the swimming department and we simply didn't wish to dent his confidence further.

Hope to see you all at the lake again next year!