Sunday, June 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Mike!

Today is Mike's birthday, and we spent it having a blast at Old Port Festival. We saw a parade which I thought was awesome, but Claire was a bit unsure of.














To be fair it was very loud and some of the things featured would definitely be a little scary for a kid. But she bounced back quickly when the Cold Stone Creamery was handing out free samples of their ice cream cake.







































We had some pretty amazing food and saw some concerts. Claire took a train ride all by herself, and then let mom and dad come along for a trip down the slide.




















































Mike then went back for another concert by As Fast As, and while he was gone Claire and I made him a German Chocolate Birthday Cake. Then we ate dinner and went to James and Yanna's house, new friends of ours, and co-workers of Mike's. They had a birthday cake waiting for Mike and we had a great time drawing free hand maps of the United States. It doesn't sound like a lot of fun, but try it. It is hilarious to compare maps with everyone else and then with a correct map . Its also really interesting to compare maps drawn by people form other parts of the country. Okay, so we're a bunch of geeks, but we have fun. And, James and Yanna are getting married on Saturday in California. Congratulations!!

5 comments:

t.mom said...

Looks like a great parade. And I knew Claire took after me in some way...now I know...she can be won over by a dish of delicious ice cream...that's my girl!

Noticed the clothes you were wearing. How's the weather out there in Maineland? Looked perfect to me, i.e. sweater weather.

jimhalberg said...

Are you guys red sawx fans yet? How are your accents coming along? Has there been a Noreaster yet? Just wondering how your conversion to Mainers is going!?

Happy Birthday Mike! Looks like you had a great one.

sheila said...

So far, mostly it has been sweater weather. I think we had two days that I wore shorts. But it is just barely June.

No accents yet, and no big red sox conversions yet (shhh, don't tell anyone around here though). I think now that we have the license plates we're in the club. We just have to stop pronouncing r's so we can really pull it off.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Mike! We miss you guys. The weather has been really nice here in Milwaukee. Looks like you guys are having a great time over there.

Winnie said...

If you guys were wondering who posted that last comment. It was me.