After the swearing-in ceremony, Rik and I stopped for an ice cream at Mollie Moon's
to celebrate. Then we went home and I managed to get him to go out for dinner while our friends came over for a surprise party. We had an all-American hamburger at Jak's Grill, our favorite burger place.
While we were at dinner, D and G and W came over and set up for our impromptu surprise party. We had vanilla ice cream with raspberries and blueberries frozen from our garden last summer. M baked maple sugar cookies in the shape of maple leaves to honor Rik's Canadian background.
About 25 people jumped out to say "Surprise!" and sang us this parody they wrote while waiting for us to come home:
Rik's a Yankee Doodle Dandy
A Yankee Doodle do or die.
A real live nephew of his Uncle Sam
Born on the 14th of June.
He's got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart
Jill's his Yankee Doodle joy.
Yankee Doodle went to Seattle
Just to take some pictures.
Now he's a Yankee Doodle boy!
We had a great time with everyone. It was the perfect way to celebrate such a momentous occasion, surrounded by friends!