Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Birthday Fun

Sunday was my official birthday.  The night before my friends took me to a nice dinner.  It is so fun to sit and chat without having to worry about entertaining a child or cutting their food up for them etc.  We just talked and laughed and ate.  So fun!  The next day Jon's parents gave me the best gift I could ever ask for.  They came to our house and cooked dinner.  They brought all the food, cooked, set the table, did the dishes...it ws the best!  Jon's mom is an amazing cook so it is an extra special treat to have her cook in our kitchen.  Syd and Shea joined us and I just relaxed.  We had a delicious dinner with family and then headed off to see Santa's Train.  Each year Amtrac decorates the train and they stop down by the pier for a Christmas performance.  Elle and Gwen were soooo excited when they heard the train whistles blowing and saw the decorated train coming down the track.  It stopped right at the pier and they put on an adorable performance.  Santa was there along with Frosty the Snowman and dancing Elves.  Gwen was on Grandpa's shoulders and could not stop laughing at the singing reindeer.  A perfect ending to a wonderful birthday.  Now we just need to gear up for Miss Gwenners...just 4 days away!