We had yummy, homemade burgers, two kinds of wonderful salads, and excellent conversation, thanks to their great hospitality. And, of course, that of their charming sons - Steven, Crispin and Sam.
The pièce de résistance of the whole meal, though, was the amazing cake that Meg and the boys made. It was in the shape of Noah's Ark, our nursery décor theme. The water was lemon-flavoured and the ark itself chocolate, with an ingenious chocolate wafer roof of Meg's creation. The cake was completed with a "?" candle - signifying that the question of boy or girl will be a surprise for all.
Sam gave us the full tour of the ark before we cut the cake. So it's fitting that he's there in the picture with us. Isn't he a cute little guy?
And then came the gifts...in the photo, you can see the lovely fuzzy velour sleepers and other onesies from the Rev'd Pat and her husband, Allan, all in one of Julie's favourite themes since childhood - dinosaurs! (Any other dino fans out there?)
A big thank-you to all of you who came, for the gifts of course, but especially for celebrating and being excited with us! :-)