We celebrated all weekend long. Friday was just Joe, Nia and I. We all slept till 9, and then kicked off the day with almond waffles (with candles, of course). Later we went to the Boardwalk to go on a few rides and to stop by a photo booth for a picture strip of the three of us, something we've done each year on Nia's birthday (once I scan it, I'll post it).
Saturday was Nia's party. Anna & Zomina, George & Dale, and Phil & Pam joined us to celebrate. It was a simple, relaxed party. On the menu: Rye Soda Bread to be topped with olives & brie, or herbed butter, or roasted strawberries; Mixed Green Salad with almonds and strawberries; Tortilla Soup; and Carrot Cake. And I incorporated my latest sewing project. Note the banner. I used a bleach pen to write "Celebrate!" on it, too. My first banner project & my first time using a bleach pen = fun! (Seriously. I'm really happy with the banner and look forward to using it for lots of different types of celebrations. Nia kept saying, "Preeeeeety!" which is gratifying!)