What does a bridal shower, 30th birthday part, and 2nd birthday party all have in common? That's right, ME! Jeff was able to come to the 2 birthday parties, but the bridal shower was strictly ladies only... well, mostly, but we'll get to that.
To kick off our weekend o' Party, we went to various stores and prepared with cards and gifts. This opportunity reminded me of why Jeff and I are so compatible and why we "work" so well. In a store that will remain nameless, but it's logo looks like a bullseye, Jeff and I got into a "Star Wars" fight with wrapping paper tubes. It was complete with the theme song from Star Wars and the light saber sounds (we're both gotten better at making those noises since we started dating). Needless to say, the store personnel were NOT having as much fun as us. Our second stop let us loose in the land of toys, and we were there for a good hour just playing with stuff. I think Jeff has a heart for the noise-makers, but I think I enjoy the quiet but painted brightly with lights stuff. We settled for a LeapFrog Spell thingy for Caitlyn because she is SMART and we figure she'll need it eventually, and because Carrie does such a Rockstar job with teaching Caitlyn stuff at home, we figure it will be sooner rather than later when she needs it.
You MAY have heard, but in case you haven't, our dear, dear friends Allison and Michael are getting married. Not only are we super happy about that, we are finding reasons to celebrate at every turn! Saturday was her bridal shower at Brio on the Plaza. It was a great chance to see people I hadn't seen in awhile and catch up on all the latest news and happenings. It was also wonderful to see Allison so happy. Michael crashed the last 10 mins or so of the party with beautiful flowers. *sigh* It was awesome. :)
That night, we hopped over to the Roxy for a different Michael's 30th birthday. While we did not stay as long as either of us would have liked (hey, we're getting old!), it was wonderful while we were there. The Zeroes were playing, and I finally got to hear why I'd seen/heard so much about that.
Sunday brought a day of children with our friends Carrie and Joe's daughter's 2nd birthday party. (Whew! That was kind of long!) Baby Caitlyn... well, technically TODDLER Caitlyn now, seemed to enjoy her birthday and all the attention and company. She also seemed to enjoy our gift to her, and the chance to run around with all the other little munchkins. After the majority of people had left, it was us, Carrie and Joe and Caitlyn, and Chris, Ashley and baby Neale. I took the opportunity to take a bazillion pictures of the cute kiddos. It was a great day. :)
Overall it was a great weekend filled with friends, fun, and laughs. Can't wait to do it again.