Sunday, June 8, 2008

Alex's college graduation

Later Thursday night, we went out to dinner with Alex and some of his friends and their parents. We ate at a great seafood restaurant. It was so nice to go out for dinner with my family and have a glass of wine. I put Owen to bed before we left and the little sweetie didn't make a peep while we were gone. Em's boyfriend, Jim, babysat for him, which was so nice. He was a little nervous, but he did a great job! Pretty impressive! One other highlight of dinner was seeing Bob Costas at the resturaunt. He was surprisingly short in person.

Friday morning, we got up and went to brunch with Megan's family. Megan is Alex's girlfriend of 2.5 years. This was only the second time I'd met Megan, but it was so nice to meet her family.

Later in the afternoon, we went Alex's engineering graduation. It was very nice. The people in front of us kept cheering way too loud and scaring Owen, though. Then he'd start screaming, which prompted them to give us dirty looks. Apparently, they even stopped reading names for a minute or so at one point. Oops! Oh, well! Alex is the one in the yellow shirt. It was great because it made it pretty easy to pick him out.

Alex with his proud sisters and nephew...

Mike actually arrived during the engineering graduation, so it was good to have a little reinforcement. Afterwards, we got a tour of the engineering school and got to see Al's final project, a rainwater filtering and storage system. It was very cool. They are even working on getting it patented.

I swear he's in there somewhere!

Proud parents...

The triplets...

Very cute!

Saturday, we went to graduation and then to a swanky party at Al's friend's aunt's house. Owen slept for the entire graduation. Mike stayed out in the back with him. It was great. The party was so nice. The hosts had a pool, which made it kind of exciting! Owen wanted to jump in so badly! Somehow, we made it through with a dry boy. After the party, we packed up to head back to KC for Sam's graduation. Busy weekend!!!