Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And a good time was had by all!

For Daddy's 70th birthday, Mia Sorella (my sisters, as I so fondly refer to them) and I planned "Barry's 70th Birthday Bash Luau"!

We reserved the shelter in a beautiful little neighborhood park just blocks away from home. The kids helped to decorate, with streamers, balloons, and even a sandy beach scene-complete with sand pails, shovels and pretty shells.

We all brought foods galore and Toby manned the grill. We feasted on BBQ Pork Ribs with my Special Recipe BBQ Sauce, Satay-style Salmon, gourmet apple and cheese hot dogs, homemade potato salad, baked beans, chips, veggies and dip, fresh tropical fruit salad, watermelon, Lemon Poppy Seed Cake and so much more!

You'll notice that we all got into the spirit of the day and came decked out in our finest island wear! Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate, it was rather cold for late May! A couple of fronts moved through, aided by pretty gusty breezes and we had several bouts if rain. At one point, we could see our breath! in May! but we kept moving with games and sometimes huddled around the barbeque grill for warmth!

The kids didn't seem to notice the cool weather and occasional rain-they were too busy laughing and playing games.

We had a whiffle ball game...

Have you ever seen a pitcher having more fun? I love my NephewZanderman's smile!

NieceB makes contact!

and she's off!

NephewGW concentrates while at bat, Blayde watches on from the sidelines

NephewGB gets a hit!

Aizia takes a turn at bat....

and sprints to first base!

Georgia put together "A Minute To Win It" type games.
This one is Who Can Empty the Box of Kleenex Fastest?

Ready? On your mark, get set...

Notice here that Maureen's hand is a blur of motion, Amanda's whole arm is setting a frenetic pace, and my hand is in perfect focus due to slow-motion!

Oh ya, sure! Amanda's box is empty because she must have been putting her kleenex into my box faster than I could take them out!

This was like running the 50 yard dash in grade school again, Karen dead last and outta breath!
At least this time it was due to hysterical laughter!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

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