Sunday, April 24, 2011
Easter and the 5th birthday party
We just got back from my family's house, where we'd eaten Easter dinner for 5 and a half hours straight.
Not to boast or anything, but Italian-Americans know how to throw a holiday feast. I cannot imagine belonging to a better family. Or eating better food (even though I didn't get any of the ham or the eggplant parm - I meant to grab some, but there was just too much other stuff). Or raising my kid with a better bunch of relatives.
Here's AwesomeCloud receiving his 5th 3rd birthday party - a month after his actual birthday, but hey, the family was together and they brought gifts. And they gave him chocolate and other snacks, which was nice because Rick and I didn't buy any Easter candy this year. No chocolate eggs to hide; no basket full of goodies to wake up to. I don't know why we didn't make the effort, and I guess we could've, but maybe it seemed kinda pointless to patch together some Easter Bunny surprises when we had the Family Feast to look forward to.
Cloud also got a toothbrush. Many thanks to my sister! He loves it, incidentally. He digs toothbrushes.