Los Altos, California

Lots o’ folks show up to wish Erin’s dad a happy 60th.

The Lillys took over part of a neighborhood park from 11 AM to 5 PM and invited all manner of Bernard’s family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors to come help celebrate his 60th birthday. Although the drop-in nature of the event made it difficult to get precise numbers, I’d guess over 100 attendees stopped by during the course of the day for fun and games.

Erin and I got the chance to see family and friends which was great, of course, but we also had the opportunity to observe kids in various stages of development. Hopefully this will give us a better sense of what to expect with Jonah, though it goes without saying that each kid is different and develops at their own pace.

Last night, Jonah met Ben, the 9 month old of Erin’s cousin Diana and her husband Mike. Jonah and Ben spent a good long time eyeing one another and chatting much to the bemusement of the assemblage. At nine months Ben is in full exploration mode, crawling hither and yon to see what he can see. It’s very cute, and if he’s any guide, we’ve got some excellent times ahead with Jonah—as do Jonah’s grandparents.

Happy birthday, Bernard!