Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Old Man

This past Monday we celebrated Andy's 30th birthday. His best friend also turned thirty this month so his wife & I decided we should have one big bash and call it their 60th Birthday Party. Man, those guys are old.







After a day of prepping salsa and hummus, making cupcakes & drinks then marinating several pounds of chicken, I got to be the grill master for the evening and spent some time flipping the juicy birds and hot dogs for the kiddos.




Of course, I did a bit of playing with my baby when I wasn't grilling. She's just so darn cute and fun!



There was tons of food for all, (including a fabulous noodle salad, corn biscuit casserole, cookies and more cupcakes from my party-mate) Frisbee, hillbilly horseshoes, and a rousing game of croquet which all the dads played while carrying their tots. I have no idea who won. Anyone else know?






But they all looked super studly out there with their babies and croquet mallets.








We have always loved living close to downtown, but also half a block away from our local zoo and beautiful park. We call it our back yard with the bonus that we don't have to mow it and there are plenty of picnic tables at our disposal.






With 20 adults, 15 kids and 1 dog it was a beautiful evening and a huge success!








Hopefully, his next 30 years will be just as much fun as his first 30! We're just hoping we'll still remember where we put that birthday candle.

9 comments:

Jean said...

It WAS a great party. Yummy chicken and a great time celebrating two great guys' b-days!

And that last picture?? Made my heart sigh. A great picture that shows an amazing family. :)

anne said...

Thanks! I thought that pic turned out pretty cute too... :)

thediaperdiaries said...

Happy Birthday Andy!!

Andy said...

Thanks, thediaperdiaries!

And Scott Meek came from last place to win the croquet game. Though I have to say that I really missed the last 15 minutes by having to cut the watermelon or else I would have stomped all over those other dudes :) What's that you say? sore loser what?

Jen said...

Nice family picture Anne!

Hillary said...

Gah! I thought I commented on this already! Happy Birthday Andy! ...way late :(

I do aggree, that is one loverly family picture!

heather said...

Looks like a total blast! And those cupcakes - YUM! We were so bummed to miss the party...

Kristi said...

Old man...We have him beat at our house. Glad you had a great party.
I love the photo of the three of you, what a sweet family!

Anonymous said...

You REALLY need to print and frame the black and white photo of you three...that is wonderful!