My nephew Ryder’s 1st birthday party was a lot of fun. Paul and I left home around 9am and didn’t return until 830pm, so it was a long day as well (that includes a 1.5-2 hour drive each way to the party destination).
Just as I expected, I stayed inside most of the day due to the heat (but so did everyone else). The only time I went outside was to take photos of the guys in the bouncy house. This is Paul, my brother Isaac, and Ryder:
I jumped around for a few minutes myself, but I could only handle being outside for about 5 minutes before I ran back to the house.
Staying on my eating plan wasn’t difficult at all. I’d actually brought some food along, just in case, but I didn’t end up eating it. My mom brought some cooked squash from her garden, specifically for me. I contributed a bunch of strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi to make a colorful fruit bowl, so I snacked on those. And once the grill was fired up, I ate two bun-less hamburgers dipped in mustard.
My sister made Ryder a firetruck cake (his father is a fireman)…
…and Ryder very much enjoyed his new wagon.
This is my brother’s girlfriend Sam and me.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and chicken from Friday night’s stir-fry
Lunch: Squash, fruit (strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi), 2 grilled hamburgers dipped in mustard
Dinner: We ate lunch late, so I heated up several leftover meatloaf muffins around 830pm when Paul and I returned home