September 15, 2014
After a fiasco with booking our bus tickets to Kingston, we had to resort to asking Mike’s dad to drive up to Ottawa and get us. Thank goodness for him!
Today was a special family day, an early joint birthday celebration for Michael and and his sister Meaghan! Mike was turning 35 on Sept 21st and the first time he’s been home to celebrate with his family in over a decade. And Meaghan was turning the big 30 on Sept 26th.
Got to spend some quality time with the family, including Mike’s parents (Greg & Caroline), his brother Matt with his wife Jessice and 2 children, Jasper and RInoa, Aunt Patsy & Uncle Dan, as well as Uncle Jim & Aunt Brenda 🙂
Started off the day with a delicious lunch, thanks Matt – you make awesome grilled cheese! My mom sent a coconut lemon poppy seed cake that was fantastic and a hit with the family as well.
For dinner, Mike’s mum made meatballs, beans, caesar salad, and biscuits from Aunt Patsy – yum!
After dinner came the cake and singing! Caroline made 2 cakes, chocolate for Mike and vanilla for Meaghan.
The vanilla cake provided lots of good laughs! It was supposed to be a lady bug 😉 … a pretty cute one!
Look at that smile!
Happy early birthday guys! 🙂
Great to catch up!
Aunt Brenda & Uncle Jim
The birthday siblings
With Uncle Jim
The cute nephew, Jasper!
Uncle Dan & Aunt Patsy – see you soon in Australia!
Mike’s dad and his youngest grandchild 🙂
Jasper excited for cake!
Matt and his son Jasper. Cake and ice cream, what better way to end the night?
And finally, some family photos!
My last opportunity to spend time with Mike’s family 😦 Thank you for having me and can’t wait until we see you again in Australia!