lundi 23 novembre 2009
The day after my birthday, we invited all of Alain's family over to see our apartment and for cake. We didn't tell (warn) them that my parents were here, so I think it was a surprise for some of them, not so much for others.

We had two cakes, a chocolate one (mix that my mom brought from the US) with chocolate icing (also from the US) and a black forest cake that my mother-in-law bought from Carrefour, plus a bottle of champagne left over from our wedding, that was well past its drink-by date.

Alain's sister Lucy managed to get both kids IN the car and TO Marseille, which is quite a feat.
Plus Alain's aunt and parents, so there were quite a few of us. We pulled out the extension for the table and managed to all crowd around.

Lucy left around 4:30, headed back to Toulon before it got too late. Alain's parents and aunt stayed until about 9. They were all impressed with the fact that the apartment was finally (more or less) finished.

All in all, a pretty great birthday party.

Does he look like he knows what he is doing?

Alain with his neices, who just adore him. Well, Manon (right) does and I am sure Anna will too.
Alain seems to understand kids in a way I don't.
I have no idea how to keep them entertained. I can't even play with dolls for goodness sake. I just sorta wave them around aimlessly.
I can't get around the fact that they are NOT mini-adults.
And yes, blogger messed up my template. Guess I will have to fiddle with this one now.

6 commentaires:

Mwa a dit…

Mmm. Chocolate cake.

deedee a dit…

I just ordered Betty Crocker carrot cake and cream cheese frosting and will make it when some American friends come over.

Anonyme a dit…

You don't look a day over 21 :)
Yum....chocolate cake.

Brandi a dit…

Happy Birthday. Know how you feel...

Anonyme a dit…

Happy Birthday a bit late! Sounds like a good time was had by all.
My DH is similar in that he gets along with youngster really well. To me they are unknown creatures.

Starman a dit…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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