Family portrait weekend (not official pictures- just ones Richard snapped while we were posing)
As I mentioned last week, John’s 3 sons flew out from England and you bet we seized this opportunity for a family photo. From left to right the boys are Rob, James and Charles.
My mom, grandma and I
This is my favorite picture of the bunch.
My grandparents (mothers side) and my mom and me.
OK enough of the formalities. This is the REAL party.
A POOL PARTY
What pool party would ever be complete with out violently bashing each other with foam noodles?
John found a new use for his noodle. It became a mouth operated water pistol
All I wanted was to be left alone to float on my duckie.
okay the FOOD
Regretfully, I forgot to take pictures of the food spread Rob and John prepared for us (Rob’s a chef- should probably mention that). I’ll just say that my favorite bit was the sweet potatoes made with coconut milk OR the hollowed out pineapple with ice cream inside.
I made this for dinner when we got home. A roasted portabella mushroom sandwich (that’s not lettuce, it’s basil).
I was way off when I said that I got 15 baby artichokes; there are about 25 of them. I steamed about half of them to put in our lunch.
Tonight (the 18th) is my parents 7th anniversary! It’s also been 7 years since all the boys have been out at the same time. We all went out to our favorite Thai food and ate until we BURST (I almost did- I swear).
Richard and I fought with my parents to pay and although they don’t know it yet, I SNUCK THE MONEY IN MOM’S PURSE! HA!!
Take my money mom- it’s YOUR anniversary
Tomorrow the boys leave for home. Everyone’s going to miss them terribly, but let’s not damper the mood- this weekend was wonderful.