Well, actually Ati got a jump start on her birthday. She celebrated a day early with family - and what better place than at Jordan's!
Now, I know that everyone's going to hate me for posting this next one, but it's the best pic I've got of the whole crew - including some random people in the background - even if Neal is the only one aware of the camera.
The next day was Ati's actual birthday and she found herself consigned to a bowl of Cinnamon Life cereal. (She still hadn't developed a taste for hot dogs.)
Friends, young and old, had a chance to join in the fun.
Let's take one more look at those cupcakes.
I was thinking of writing about some cool metaphorical significance here but it's late and so I'll just say this is a neat picture of a very colorful butterfly balloon from Mandy.
Final words of wisdom:
Birthdays should be celebrated with joy whether you're 3 or 83,
and family pictures will ALWAYS be hard to take and even worse to be in!