My son’s birthday is this weekend.  I’m not sure how it happened, we are celebrating it over the course of the entire weekend.  On Friday, we had a party with cake, clown, grab bags, balloons and everything else in his classroom Friday afternoon.  In the evening, we went out for shopping in Edison, and dinner at Bombay Talk (hmmm, dosa.)

 

We hired a clown for his party

Nums & Joshua

Nums & Joshua

That's a big dosa for a big boy.

 

My son’s birthday is this weekend.  I’m not sure how it happened, we are celebrating it over the course of the entire weekend.  On Friday, we had a party with cake, clown, grab bags, balloons and everything else in his classroom Friday afternoon.  In the evening, we went out for shopping in Edison, and dinner at Bombay Talk (hmmm, dosa.)

He's comes for the popcorn, but stays for the circus.

On Saturday, my sister and her husband came over early in the morning to babysit our daughter.  Josh, my wife, and I drove to the Prudential Center to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus perform.  We bought tickets way back in December, and have been waiting all this time to surprise Joshua.  He was pretty excited.  I still remember back in 1985 (or 1986?) when my parents took my sister and I to see the Ringling Bros. circus perform at Madison Square Garden.  I think the souvenir pennant is still somewhere in a box  at my parents’ house.  We’ve come full circle, as I took my son to see the same circus.

Apart from the pricey concessions ($12 for cotton candy?), it was a great show.  We even got there in time to catch the end of the All Access Pre-Show down on the floor.  Joshua’s favorite part of the show were the tigers.  The Prudential Center is brand new and very nice.  I’d love to go back there.

Pictures will be up Monday.  We’ve got a fun-filled weekend, so I don’t think I’ll be uploading for another day or two.

My sister and brother-in-law hung out the rest of the day with us, and stayed for dinner too.  It was a really nice afternoon evening, chatting, playing at the playground, and enjoying the balmy 70-degree weather.