Emma's birthday was today - I gave her a hug at 11:55 a.m. as we walked to 16 Tons Cafe to play board games and drink coffee. That was apparently the moment she was born, though she assured me she was still fifteen in quite a few more time zones.
I think she enjoyed the birthday events, eating and partying her way through the three day weekend. Saturday she drove part of the way to Corvallis for a steak lunch with her grandparents. I spent the day getting everyone to wrap presents and sign cards so we'd be ready in time. Emma returned for pizza and Mythbusters so that our traditions would be maintained.
Sunday was Jenny's birthday, so we all drove to Thurston trail to hike with her through the woods. We didn't quite make it as far as Jenny usually goes, but we chatted and hid pained rocks for others to find along the way.
That night we gathered our presents, I dressed up in fancy clothes, and we took the birthday girl to meet up with Jenny, mom, and Bob at Ambrosia's for dinner. Emma got a ton of books and some art related things, which I think made her happy. She was both sleep and appreciative afterward, as she kept saying how much she loved and appreciated me. It was sweet.