1. Get your parents to take you to a garish, family-style Italian restaurant.
2. Make sure they tell the waiter it’s your birthday, too.
3. Before the entire dining room can even finish singing “Happy Birthday dear Rowan,” dive right into the ginormous whipped cream frosted cupcake.
4. Before your parents realize the enormity of said cupcake, make that cupcake your boss.
5. Revel in the awesomeness that is a whipped cream beard.
6. Smile for the camera!
7. Give your parents a glimpse of the photo they’ll see on your Facebook page, post-birthday celebrations 20 years from now. (GAH.)
(Photos courtesy Jasmine and Ian.)
We’re headed to California tonight to spend a week with family. I’ve actually (GASP!) left my laptop at home, since Roth’s parents do not have wi-fi, and I think I wanna try to stay away from the computer as much as possible, save for the occasional check of e-mail every now and again. It’ll be tough, but I think I can do it!
For now, I leave you with our annual holiday card photo.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Everything, and a Happy Always.