I think its safe to say dad had an eventful 50th birthday. The saturday before his birthday I picked Chris up from Athens and brought him home for "Family Fun Day". All five of us hiked a nearby mountain (about a mile to the top) and then had dinner at Paradise Grille near our house.
On his actual birthday I woke up with him and went to 9 AM mass. Afterwards we stopped by mom's classroom there at church and said hi to her kids. Then I took him to Uncle Mike's favorite restaurant....the Steamhouse for lobster bisque before heading over to the Human Bodies exhibit downtown. Nothing like seeing dead bodies on your 50th! I think he thought I was trying to tell him something! I made sure he took extra notice of what happens to your heart when you eat one too many potato chips!
We got home later that afternoon and had happy hour and dinner out by the pond. We set up some music, had a fire going, and dad opened his cards/gifts from his wonderful family!
Check out pictures from the day here: http://jackiespics.shutterfly.com/1592
In other news, I started work Tuesday of this week and will post about it either this weekend or next week!