Robert brought armloads
of flowers home with him from work (in the rain),
and Wellesley Big-Sister
Cori arrived by bus from New York for the weekend, and a joint birthday
celebration. We met her at the bus at 11:00, ate dumplings and eggplant
at the Taiwan Cafe, and then stayed up late talking and sampling desserts
for the party.
On Saturday, August 2,
Cori turned 29,
and Cori prepared for a party of Hobbit-like proportions,
and people arrived
to help them celebrate: Ghaz and Alyssa (late, after cricket), Ben and Lise
(late, after drinking), Jef, Debbie, Tamar and Jason, Bob, Howard, Valentina,
Kristijin and Olga, and Cori's friend Michael. Everyone ate a lot, played
some Apples to Apples, ate some more, knocked down a killer-whale pinata
on the porch that miraculously didn't end up on the street or through a
window, ate even more, and played a large, crazy, three-team game of Taboo.
Sadly, all the food disappeared before we could photograph it.
On Sunday, August 3,
Robert's Grandma Helena
and Robert, Christina,
Richard, Ada, and Helena went out to the Stockyard for lobster pie (in the
rain) to celebrate.
On Monday, August 4,
Christina turned 28,
Christina and Robert
watched movies and ate ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner dessert,
and Christina, Robert,
Jef, and Lise went out for lots and lots of sushi (in the rain), bringing
a fine weekend of birthdays and eating (and rain) to an end.