Monday, January 23, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

I hope so, because my brain is ready for bed, and yet my public (all six of you) calls. Here's a roundup of the last few days.

I think I already told you about the card-making party Saturday night. While everyone was here, I mentioned that Man-squared had awesome dice-stacking skills. So, not to be outdone, Tony had to prove he could out-stack him, and he is now the reigning champ.

And then, as if stacking 3 dice weren't enough, he proceeded to build a house of cards around them. The competition around here is fierce.

Sunday we drove to Drenchburg to cook dinner for Abbie's "family" for her birthday. We fried turkeys and made mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and rolls—Thanksgiving in January. Here are Kim, Abbie, and Marly waiting for the turkeys to be carved.

The master turkey cooker/carver in action.

When it was time for cake, everyone piled in the teeny kitchen and sang a most epic version of "Happy Birthday." You can't tell from these pictures, but I would guess there were 20 people in this itty-bitty apartment.

And I'm pretty sure it took her two blows to get all 22 candles out.

Abbie's birthday present (in addition to one more semester at her very expensive school) was a ukelele. Man-squared has one and she steals it every time she comes home. Here they are having a kum-bah-ya circle in the kitchen and learning how to play "Pricetag."

This might be my favorite picture of the day: Abbie and Erin. I just love those two!

Happy birthday, Baby Girl!

Be thankful ~


Sarah said...

When you said 'all six of you', you meant all 49, right?

Jen's Busy Days said...

Still here reading. Just forget to comment so you know. Love to hear how your big kids are and look forward with hope to my little kids being as awesome.

Best wishes
Jen in Oz