Monday, January 02, 2006
We got home from San Fancisco in time to celebrate Christmas at Dave & Sopie's house with our friends Oscar and Nancy and Julie. It was a Christmas to remember as Rua, Oscar and Ellen all slammed into the sliding glass doors throughout the night, resulting in some pretty painful bruises - don't worry, Dave & Soph, we three won't file a class-action law suit against you, but for God's sake, put some decals on that glass!
Grandpa Jack, the first grandparent Jemma met, passed away the morning of Jemma's birthday party. We were so, so sad by the news and drove up to San Francisco to make arrangements. We were comforted by Aunt Ce, Jack's sister and her husband Max, who instantly swooped Jemma up into their loving arms.
Jemma's first birthday party was a blast! Throughout the day, 60 or more folks managed to find parking and make their way to our place. We ate a hundred and twenty tamales, drank beer and Capri-Sun and schmoozed till the sun set and the stars lit our sky. We don't know if Jemma will actually remember this birthday but we will, as we were surrounded by so many loving friends and neighbors.