I started the morning with a run in Kissena Park. The day was filled with milestones.
One birthday party for two wonderful kids turning 5 and the wedding of one of my close friends who also happens to be my coworker.
I stopped by the birthday party of A.N. and N.S. Originally, the celebration was organized by A.N.'s family. All of her classmates were invited. N.S.'s birthday was earlier this month so they coordinated to combine the celebration for both kids.
It's so wonderful for our kids to meet and interact with each other outside the classroom. Parents can see how their children behave around their friends and they can also get to know the other parents.
Kids need to get out on the weekend. You can see the big smile on their faces when they meet up with their friends they see throughout the week on their day off from school.
By 2:00, I had to depart.
"Where are you going Mr. Andy?" A.N. asked.
"I have to leave to go to a wedding." I replied
"Who are you marrying?" She questioned.
After explaining to her that it was a close friend's wedding, I left. I heard more kids arrived afterwards and I'm glad they did.
Annie and I arrived to witness Rita Tautonico and Johnny Esposito become man and wife.
Great times and memories were created with loved ones and friends. We ate amazing food, danced to awesome music, and celebrated with familiar faces as well as strangers.
At the wedding, the familiar faces were Mrs. Yvonne, Ms. Mark, Ms. Brittany, Mrs. Belanich, and Ms. Tautonico (Mrs. Esposito now).
I am extremely happy for Rita and I'm honored to celebrate this joyous moment with her. Although Rita and Johnny had the best night, I came in second, catching the garter!
What does that mean, again?