Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Birthday Parties Galore!

'Twas the weekend for parties! What a crazy, jam packed weekend of fun it was though, I don't even mind that I am still exhausted from it all!
I will start with Friday......I searched all over creation for all the things that I needed on my list, hours of in and out of stores, and being on the road started making me feel like I was coming down with something. I sure did come down with something..... as soon as I came home, I spent the next 4 or 5 hours on the couch with a touch of the bug. :(
After I took a nap I was able to pull myself together to start cleaning the house for all the 10 year olds that would be here the next afternoon, and thanks to my husband, he helped me get soooo much ready too!
Saturday, we were busy getting everything ready for Gracie's friends that arrived around 2. From that point on it was chock full of birthday party fun.
We did.....tye dye shirts (which got just awesome)! Then we did sno-cones (which were just as awesome), then we did the pinata (can I say awesome again?), and then we had cupcakes after Gracie opened up her presents! And just as they finished their cupcakes the parents arrived! ;) It was such a great party! My son told me that this was the best day of his life....and it wasn't even his party! LOL!!!!

As soon as all the kiddies were gone, I prepared for round 2! Both sets of Gracie's grandparents were coming for dinner, so I started preparing the menu! Oh, it was sooooo delish. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I was really craving some steaks, and these just hit the spot!
The birthday dinner menu was:
Sirloin Steaks with a butter garlic sauce
Onion Potatoes
Crab Won-Ton Bites
Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing
Everything Bread
And for dessert: German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting, leftover cupcakes for kids, and MORE SNO-CONES!!!!! :)
It was a very nice evening of eating and being together with everyone......Now, for Sunday!
Sunday, my Mom was having a small birthday party with just our family for my Dad who turned 70!!!!! So, after church, we immediately headed there for yet another big meal! Oh, and that was soooo good too, but I got a break and didn't have to make anything for it! She made sliced ham, baked beans, pasta salad, bought chicken, and all sorts of other little goodies......talk about being around food all weekend!
We all went for a walk, the kids played a lot, and then later in the evening my son had a baseball game, and that was pretty much the end of our weekend~! Whew....it was a busy one, but it was FUN!!!


  1. Happy Birthday, Gracie!!!
    Looks like soooo much fun!

  2. How cool to have you as a mom! Will you adopt me? I love the tie dyed hirts and the SNOW CONES! Where did you get that machine! Awesome..and MISS GRACIE...SHe is a beauty..give her a hug and tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY for me.
    Miss talking with ya..we need to catch up someday!