Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dear Lou!

Today, (only two weeks late!), we had a great birthday celebration at our house for our helper, Lou. It was fun to do a little something special for her, after all that she does for us, day after day! The girls enjoyed singing "Happy Birthday" in English and Asianese to start the day. We had a special lunch of homemade pizza and chocolate cake (Lou's first time to make the pizza entirely by herself) and we all shared something at the lunch table that we like or appreciate about Lou. I didn't give her a card or a gift, but did send her home with more cake to share with her friends, and a hug from me to tell her again how much she means to our family. A simple birthday celebration--yet she had tears in her eyes at the end of the day and said it was the most meaningful birthday celebration she's ever had! I didn't know whether that should make me happy or sad for her! I told her she shouldn't feel like we treat her TOO well, since we let her do a lot of the work and all of the cleanup as well :).

Anyway, I wanted to share some birthday pictures with you all. Lou turned 30 this year, but like most Asianese women, her age is hard to guess just by looking. She's a young-looking 30, I think!

Happy Birthday, Lou! We appreciate you!


Sandra said...

Yum! What a great birthday lunch!

Monty and Germaine said...

Great pictures! I have been catching up on your blog tonight. It seems like yesterday I was reading about clara ann's potty training adventures - hang in there Chole! Judah has began telling me before he goes and then after asking for me to change him - I guess his day is coming but I am trying to hold off a few more months to let his coordination catch up. I also loved the story about "second thoughts" regarding your delivery location. You are such a pioneer! I will be remembering you in these next few months. What a great deal to have Starbucks - anything is possible with Starbucks. I love you!!