Andy’s 31st Birthday

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To celebrate, we ventured out with the entire family for dinner at my parents’ house—one of our first big outings with the boys (they’re sleeping while we’re eating).

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(Sophie was quite anxious to eat upon our arrival.)

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ice cream cake!

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Grandma holding Owen and Nini holding James

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A few days earlier Grandma asked Sophie what she wanted to get Daddy for his birthday. She immediately said “a snow globe.” Sophie loved my mom’s snow globe collection at Christmas. And there’s a Wonder Pets episode involving a snow globe as a gift. So Grandma helped Sophie find one—with the old Cinergy baseball field inside. He loved it.

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Sophie loves to help people open presents.

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eating cake

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helping Nini water the porch flowers

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family pictures

“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.” —Jennifer Yane