Our friends, Leslie and Stan and two of their kids, came over Friday night for a Spaghetti dinner with our family and to celebrate Gloria's birthday. Daniel, our chief spaghetti maker, did a great job! The kids were great and didn't make a big mess of it on the floor.
We had the house cleaned and a semi-low point chocolate cake baked. Gloria was thrilled that she was officially four years old! We sang Happy Birthday to her that night and she just grinned from ear to ear! She had already opened the last of her presents from us that morning.
The kids played games and acted like kids, getting into trouble now and then, but mostly just having fun. Stan brought a game called "Trump" and taught us how to play it. I didn't do very well, but Daniel and Leslie were pretty competitive and it looked like a tight race until the end when Leslie blew the competition away! This definitely wasn't "my game", but we all enjoyed playing together and just hanging out talking to other adults. We told them that next time they came we'd get to pick the game!
The cake was really good, and the kids wound up the evening by watching a kids' video with dancing puppets. What is it about grownups in giant animal costumes that fascinates kids? We had to call it a night at 9pm since Daniel had to be at work in an hour. The Davis' are fun to spend time with and I can't wait to do this again!