Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

Yesterday was Andrew's birthday.  We celebrated by going out to dinner at one of our favorite DC restaurants - all eight of us.  Afterwards, we took the kids to a nearby playground and enjoyed the record temperature.  It was so great getting out and just being together.   As RSV season is nearing the end, we have been going out more and it has been fabulous.

Andrew is an amazing father and I feel so blessed to have him as my husband.  For those of you who don't know, I work at night.  This means that Andrew is responsible for making sure homework gets done, dinner is on the table, table is cleared, kids are bathed, stories are read, teeth are brushed and prayers are said - times six!  In the morning, I get to sleep in while Andrew ensures that the oldest three get ready for school while he packs their lunches.  He is usually up by 5:30am as we have some early risers in our house.  He does all of this without complaint.  What a guy!  Thank you, Andrew!

Theodore, Andrew, Josephine

Veronica (trying her first nacho chip) and Liesl

Linus and Theodore

Me and Sebastian

Andrew can always make her smile!

I love her toothless grin!

Andrew is wondering what it would be like to only have one child :)

The birthday cake - chocolate torte with rasberries and almonds

Liesl designed this t-shirt for her father - the front.....

...and the back


  1. Congratulations to Liesl. She is certainly the creative one. So glad you could all get out to dinner—looks like Veronica is going to like nacho chips!

  2. Wow! He deserves father of the year. My husband has a hard time doing all of that for our kids only one night a week, and we have half as many kids as you all! Impressive!