Birthday Week - Livin' the Good Life
Jul. 7th, 2009
09:16 am - Birthday Week
Me having given birth to three of our sons between July 6 and July 11 has always caused a flurry of activities for our family at this time of year. Steve actually dubbed this "Birthday Week" decades ago, and the name stuck. With good reason too. We never seem to stop celebrating. By the time we get to Gabe's birthday on the 11th, we are pretty much "partied out". Poor guy. This year, Gabe will not be with us on his birthday, since he and his girlfriend, Maggie, headed back to Eugene yesterday after a week-long intensive yoga training session in Palm Desert. Ely and Christina were only with us on Sunday, the day before Ely's birthday, so we celebrated Ely and Gabe together on the 5th. I don't think either of them minded. Ely turned 36, and Gabe is turning 29. Ben is 23 today. But, he's doing his ambulance shift and will not be home till tomorrow. (He missed Sunday's party altogether.) So we celebrate Ben tomorrow. At this point in everyone's lives, it doesn't seem to matter when we celebrate, just as long as everyone feels duly appreciated and acknowledged as an important part of our family and knows that we are oh-so-glad that they were born. We wouldn't be the "Lester Family" without them.