Party for Dexter

Dexter will be four in about a week, and today was his party.  Parents, grandparents, family all gathered to celebrate the event.  Peter and Karen were gracious hosts, and their swimming pool provided respite from the nearly 100-degree heat.  The usual highlights included the birthday boy’s 4th scrapbook, Mom’s most creative cake (in the form of an airplane), Dad’s expertise in lighting the candle, the grandparents doing their vegan thing with excellent grilled portobellos (marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar) on whole wheat buns, salad, Udon buckwheat noodles with a peanut sauce, all washed down with a lovely Crozes Hermitage from Domaine Belle — and of course, an exciting array of presents for both boys.  Here are a few modest photo highlights from the event, soon to be eclipsed by Momma’s album which will contain her best 300 photos of the affair.

Boys awaiting cake

Dad gets the candle burning

remaining buns

remaining portobellos, burgers and Smart Dogs

birthday boy and tennis-racquet-sized soap bubble wand

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