Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to you...

Tuesday Feb 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday dear G-man

Happy Birthday to you!

Don't worry - you haven't missed the big one year mark. We're getting close, but Jay's birthday isn't for a few weeks yet. (and no, I haven't used up the only birthday song in my arsenal!) This weekend we celebrated the birthday of Jay's buddy, G. They've been friends for a long time - since before they were born, in fact. They shared the same due date, and while they were mere buns in the oven, they used to try and kick at each other in church. Imagine that, boys who can't sit still in church!! But a few weeks before the due date, G had the good sense to come out and explore this big, wonderful world we've got. Jay, on the other hand, decided to wait until AFTER the due date to make his big arrival. So they ended up nearly a month apart in age, even though they had the same due date.

Anyway, we went to G's birthday party on Saturday. This was Jay's first experience with the birthday party circuit, and what an event it was. I haven't been in a confined space with that many kids hyped up on juice and cake in quite a while, and I had nearly forgotten the chaos that ensues! We had a great time, but it made all 3 of us want to take an afternoon nap. Only one of us actually got to enjoy that luxury ... I'll let you guess which one of us that was.

Then on Sunday, we got to watch the Wolfpack Women take on UVA in the annual Hoops for Hope game. Ahhh, Reynolds Coliseum. There is just something about the horrendous acoustics, the old-school score board, the complete lack of heat/AC control that makes watching a game there absolutely awesome. No luxury suites, no padded chairs, and 50 years worth of grime on the floor somehow make for an environment that is far more fun to watch a game in. The whole place was packed with pink-clad fans, cheering on the team and cheering on the many, many breast cancer survivors in the audience. Go LaLa! And Jay appeared to be a good luck charm for the team, giving us a big win over a ranked opponent. Here's hoping it's the first of many big Wolfpack wins that he gets to witness.

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