Saturday, July 26, 2008

Barry's Birthday

Barry celebrated his 40th birthday last Saturday. We had some friends and family over to celebrate and spent the day visiting, kicking around the soccer ball, and playing bean bag toss (I will not call it 'corn hole.' What a ridiculous name for a lawn game.). The barbecue wasn't too bad, either.

Although I neglected to take pictures for most of the afternoon, I did get a couple of pictures of the families with little ones. My favorites are of Brandon, Kate, and Audrey (at right) and Janet & Daniel (below). Beautiful people, inside and out.

Grandma loved the babies, of course. I think she carried Audrey around for an hour.

Normally, I don't notice the age difference between us, but this birthday seemed to highlight it more than usual. 40 seems so far away for me, and Barry doesn't seem like a guy in his 40s, so it's almost like we threw a party for someone else. An older brother or uncle or something. In my mind, we're both still 20. :) I think he feels that way, too, for the most part. Anyway, it was a lovely afternoon. It took a week to get the confetti cleaned up, so it felt like we celebrated all week.