Family portrait weekend (not official pictures- just ones Richard snapped while we were posing)
OK enough of the formalities. This is the REAL party.
A POOL PARTY
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.