Friday, May 07, 2010

birthday guy

Alex turned 20 yesterday. We celebrated with a family supper at our favourite Szechuan restaurant in Burnaby. After supper, we went to Grandma and Grandpa's place and had cake and ice cream. Alex requested a chocolate cake, so I went to the internet and found this recipe. It was excellent. Mom and Dad had gorgeous french vanilla ice cream from Edaleen Dairy. It was yummy.

Tonight Alex will celebrate his birthday with friends. They have tickets for opening night of Iron Man 2 at the Imax theatre out in Langley. For a refresher, and to make himself even more excited, he saw a special screening of the first Iron Man movie at the Guildford movie theatre last night after birthday cake at Grandma and Grandpa's. Tonight the guys are planning to watch it again on DVD on a macbook while they line up early to get the best seats.

We are proud, and a bit boggled, to have a 20 year old. He's still at home, and will be for a while. This coming year he'll take time away from university to do some work (mostly for free) on film projects. Last night, Grandpa showed us photographs that he had in his wallet - beautiful ones of my Mom when they first met (and her address, jotted on a scrap of paper, at the time of their first date), and funny ones of Alex and Fiona when they were about 6 and 3 years old. It's hard to believe that little boy is a man now. It's wonderful and amazing.

Now I look forward to more birthday dinners - at restaurants, G and G's place, and one day Alex's own place, and to more chocolate cakes (for Alex it will always be chocolate). I wish him happy 20-somethings with plenty of celebration, and growing, and friends and family to share the cake.

question: are you sharing a celebration this week?

mompoet - Happy Birthday Alex

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