We didn't have much of an elaborate celebration, but all in all it was a wonderful day. We exchanged cards and Eric brought me a beautiful red rose, plus some donuts for breakfast (the true way to my heart, people).
My anniversary rose
When Ellie was up for the day we all went into the city to take advantage of Summer Streets, where they close off Park Avenue to traffic and open it up to pedestrians, cyclists, roller-bladers, etc. They even had bikes and roller-blades to rent, plus periodic rest areas with food and drinks. We just walked with the stroller from about 14th street up to 42nd or so, and then back down.
Eric and Ellie enjoying Summer Streets
Walking on Park Avenue
Music Festival at Pier A
Dinner time! (No, Ellie did not share our seafood dinner, but she did join us at the table!)
Our champagne and a stack of love letters
Reading one of my letters to Eric
Every now and then we would pause from the letters to watch certain parts of our wedding video and talk about what a wonderful day our wedding day really was. When we reached our first dance, we set the letters aside and danced together in our living room, in the teeny tiny square of open floor space that has not been claimed by some sort of baby toy or device. That was my favorite part of the night. It was so romantic to dance there, surrounded by our daughter's things as she slept in the next room, in a home that is our home, sharing a love that is even stronger than what our teenage selves ever dreamed we would someday share. We are so blessed.
Eric, thank you for five incredible years as husband and wife. Thank you for our beautiful daughter and the great life we share together. I love you!