Sunday, May 23, 2010

OUR FIRST OFFICIAL PORCH PARTY.....

....was to celebrate my Mother's ninety-second birthday! There really is nothing better than a really large covered porch. The weather was beautiful but even if it had rained it would have been fine. Erin and Chris decorated the driveway and the porch with balloons.....
Chef Roy was in total control of the grill....
...and served up a fabulous collection of hot dogs, brats, and skewers of chicken tenders and fresh vegetables. The menu was rounded out by baked beans, beef BBQ, a tray of deviled eggs, an assortment of chips, and a fresh salad with a variety of tender lettuces from my sister's garden. Dessert was a home made lemon birthday cake.
We had two tables set up to accommodate 8 people each and there was plenty of room!
Here you can see the guest of honor enjoying her meal along with family members. One of the younger children learned the fine art of removing food from a skewer. Of course, a long wooden stick can be a lot of fun as a weapon too! (and then promptly removed from the table)
Then it was time to sing Happy Birthday! We did well, really we did. You can see that the youngest family member was much more interested in painting than singing.
It was a wonderful event and I look forward to hosting many more of them! I do admit that I slept quite well last night....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely celebration with yummy food! I bet all of your wild critters wished they could have been included. Oh Happy B-day to your mother! Cheers Dee

Anonymous said...

What a lovely celebration! A Happy B-day to your Mother. Were your wild critters disappointed that they were not included in the wonderful feast? The food photos have me drooling. Cheers Dee

KB in BR said...

Thanks Jude, I feel like I was there ... almost. These family shots are so special to me. Love to all back home, Kathy

(hey)Jude said...

We wish you could have been here too! Maybe you can plnan to be here for the Second October Family Fest?