36, really?

How can I really be 36. I don’t feel that old, most days. It doesn’t really matter if I believe it or not because on Sunday I turned 36.

It was my idea of a perfect birthday. I woke up to loads of great pressies with more than one pleasant surprise. We stopped for bagels and headed to the beach – http://www.ducks.org/Connecticut/ConnecticutProjects/1706/HammonasettStatePark.html.

The day was crystal clear and the breeze from the water kept it from being too hot. I sat on the beach taking in the view, a few sweat treats and just enjoyed being outside in the warmth with my two favorite people -Ken and Ellie Beth.

After we left the beach we went to a yummy fish place – Lenny and Joe’s, http://www.ljfishtale.com/index.htm. Ate good seafood and ice cream outside at picnic tables. I even rode the carousel which helped to make me feel younger for a few mins. at least.

All in all my idea of a perfect birthday, lets hope this next year is just as good.

Weekend of Firsts

Over the weekend, while Ken was communing with nature, Ellie and I flew down to Va. for Sasha’s first birthday party. We made it there no problems or delays and the weather for the party on Sat was beautiful. A little warm but Monique’s yard came complete with built in shade. YAY!!

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It was a everything you want in a good party. Super food, yummy cake, beautiful weather, pressies and loads of people who love you. Sasha is a very lucky girl and so are we to have her in the family. She even finished off the weekend taking her first steps on Sunday.

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After the party, Mom, Dad, Ellie and I went to the Salem fair. We saw loads of interesting critters (both animal and human kind) and enjoyed cotton candy and a few rides.

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more pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/collyd/

All in all a great weekend. We made it home no problem and Ken didn’t get eaten by a bear.