Waiting on the street to surprise Kathy
When Kathy drives home she always drives past her sister Denise's house. Denise was out of town but she generously gave us permission to throw the party at her house. When Kathy drove home on the way back from her spontaneously cancelled dinner plans, her closest friends and family were waiting to surprise her.
We kept telling her she'd have to wait 2 months to see James- lies!
Her oldest friend Nancy flew up from Virginia to attend the party!
All the Clous-- Andrew flew up from Florida!
We had snacks and lots of beer and wine. Mary brought some veggies and dip and Great-grandma Ruth brought an unsolicited handle of Tanqueray. Cheers! For dinner we order tons of Chinese food. Most people had seconds and we still had leftovers. Finally we had a beautiful cake from my Cape cake lady Lori Fellows. She made my Cape bridal shower cake and our wedding rehearsal Red Sox cake, and James's Cape welcome party cake. She did not disappoint!
Some of the ladies: Jen, me, Kathy, Great-grandma Ruth, Nancy, Fran, and Megan
Dick being sweet to his sister
Look how cute the cake is!
Making a good wish (but she told us!)
Finally, she got cards and presents from a bunch of people. She is very loved!
A high tech suitcase for her upcoming trip to Italy
Good times! Mary, Dick, and Nancy
Bad influences: Dave, George, Larry, Eileen, and Fran
Everyone partied pretty hard. Brunch was was a necessity the next day. We were a little nervous about bringing James, but not only does the Red Cottage Restaurant serve a delicious brunch, but they are prepared with crayons and drawing mats for the little ones. James was more interested in coloring the whole time we were there than he was in eating. As long as he behaves, I have no complaints.
James coloring with Grandma Kathy
Kathy and Kevin at brunch
Andrew and Mary at brunch