Friday nights birthday dinner at Merryfield with Dean and about 60 of his friends and housemates was wonderful and he had a blast! As soon as I got to Merryfield that evening Dean opened the door to greet me and everyone started talking at one time. Shortly after I arrived the other guests started coming in and at 5:30 everyone gathered in the family room which had been set up along with the dining room for the dinner and festivities. The birthday cake was presented, Happy Birthday was sung while gathering around Dean. He was in heaven. The blessing was given and everyone followed Dean to the food.
Toni, the dietician and chef told me that she came in at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning to start the meal and Dean was up and dressed shortly after she arrived. He supervised the cooking all day and he was very proud of himself. He had requested salad, lasagna, spaghetti, and a strawberry cake for his party. Toni also added green beans and fettuccine alfredo to the menu and wonderful rolls. Along with the strawberry cake were sweet rolls and cupcakes.
Eddie and I are taking him out on the 29th for his birthday to his favorite restaurant, Applebee’s! He got lots of nice gifts and money at the party and it was a very festive event.