James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Celebration Continues...

Turning 26 requires two full days of partying around the Ivins' household.

We started off the marathon festivities with dinner at Cedars of Lebanon, a Middle Eastern restaurant downtown.

Lola seemed to dig the new age piano/techno/Man From Snowy River tunes.

The food was excellent, but pricey -- we traded Lola's college education for some hummus.

Reece received a special gift from his good pal, Justin -- his latest school photo.

Happy, well-fed family.

Today, Lola and I stayed busy preparing for the daddy's birthday bash. Well, I stayed busy. Lola did a lot of this:

Grandma Cyndi came to play so that Mama could actually get things done. Lola adores her Grandma Cyndi (and so does Mama).

Somehow, we managed to have everything ready in time for our guests to arrive.

Though the adults had fun, it was really all about the babies.

Past college roommates and best friends, future college roommates and best friends.

Happy birthday babe. My 25th better be good.

It might take awhile to recover from the birthday hangovers.


The De Rosa's +1 said...

Love the photos, hope you don't mind I am stealing them from you! We had a blast thanks for the invite. I may have to copy you and do something for my old husband in November.