Yeah, I know, it's CRAZY to host a housewarming/birthday party two weeks after moving into a new house, but after a crazy year and a crazy fall, I needed to open up my doors, welcome in our tribe, and celebrate our home and our baby! I was very glad that I did, the house definitely feels warmed now! We've been socially isolated for a while, heads down with all the real estate yuckiness and move mess, and it was so good to reconnect with people. Didn't hurt that several friends mentioned that the house is "so you" (in a complimentary way) and that Xander was all cheerful and charming. He had had a fever on his actual birthday, and we had had a half-hearted family celebration that night, sans presents. Today Xander whooped it up, and enjoyed the Happy Birthday group chorus more than I've ever seen a baby enjoy it before, he positively hammed it up and nearly sang along!
Thanks to all who came and helped us to make our move and Xander's birthday official!