Just like Kool and the Gang ordered. We've been having great celebrations the past couple of days. On Thursday I got a call on my cell phone at work and on the screen it said "Home Calling". This caused me some anxiety as the only one at home that I knew of was Jazz and I don't think she's mastered using the phone. It was Mark, Isabel and Lucas! They had made the long trek from Barbados where Mark's brother recently got married, back home then to our place in two days. I was very surprised to see them on Thursday, I thought they'd be by on Friday so it was really nice having them over a day earlier. I'd been having such a crummy week when I saw the gang I started crying right in the middle of Chuck E. Cheese. It was the first time I'd seen Mark since my mom's funeral and the first time I saw him since he returned from Afghanistan. It was great seeing them again. It's always a blast seeing Lucas and of course he was very excited to see Tita and Tito Shawn.
Friday night we all went out to Tony Roma's for dinner with the whole gang including my Aunt, and my cousins Manny and Johnny since it was also Johnny's birthday. The best part of the eveing was during dessert, when Lucas went to sit beside Manny as he was eating his ice cream. Lucas placed a genlte hand on Manny's arm, looked him in the eye and said "Can I have your ice cream?". At least he's not shy.
On Saturday we had our family and friends over to continue the celebration. We were very happy that Rhonda and Josh, Michelle and Lisa, Craig and Kaileigh. Mark was at home sick, suffering from a very bad head cold and his presence was very much missed. Hope you're feeling better soon. I hope everyone had a good time. It was great having everyone over, including Jeff and his girlfriend Vicki, Kristy, who did a great job watching Lucas while we were getting things ready, Latila who was such a trooper and came over sick, Jon who came over even though he'd spent the entire day working.
I would like to thank everyone who came over last night to help us celebrate Shawn's birthday. We had a great time and hope you all did too.
I still have to download the pictures from my camera and I'm waiting for pictures from other people too.