Happy birthday to me! This past weekend we celebrated the beginning of the next decade of my life. My better half had the brilliant idea of hosting a food truck party at our construction site so that I could show off my little baby (the house, that is) to our friends and soon-to-be neighbors.
Chairman Bao served up "bite-sized" steamed buns filled with pure deliciousness, while the irresistible Karavan doled out fresh cupcakes to eager party-goers.
Even the dogs got to take part in the festivities. They were a big hit with the kids and visa versa. Cisco and Astro quickly figured out that little people are way better at sharing food.
Since we knew we wouldn't be able to give everyone a personal tour, we put up signs pointing out some of the special features:
...like my prized dog water fountain. And the window in the stairwell made from the ribbon glass that we saved from the original house.
And a landslide victory awarding the bigger, albeit cluttered closet to me. One voter advocated we share both closets but designate one for clothes and the other for shoes and purses. Such clever friends we have!
And at least one person in the male demographic complimented the pebble shower floor in the guest bathroom. Woohoo!
All-in-all it was a great day with old friends and lots of new little ones.
I-was having so much fun, I forgot all about my camera. Thank you Elaine, Vicky, Fernando, and James for your blog-worthy photos! And a huge thanks to Jeff Frankenfield, the world's best general contractor who made sure our site was in tip top shape for the open house and no kids were harmed in the process. Remarkably enough we are actually ahead of schedule and have six to eight weeks before our home is completed.
Last but not least, thank you to the mystery photographer who found my iPhone sitting out and decided leave some surprise photos on it. Below is a kid's eye view of what the party looked like. The last photo of the towering James Witt is so money!