Sunday, June 03, 2012

Birthdays Galore

June is a big birthday month for us.  We had a birthday party for Jesse last night with some of her friends over for dinner and fun, although her actual birthday is tomorrow.
The grandmas came.  Next week is Bo's birthday, so we included a present for him.  Yesterday was my nephew's, Patrick, birthday. 
Today is Adam's birthday, my other nephew. I posted this photo of Adam and me taken at Leon Springs, TX, at a street dance on Memorial Weekend, 1983, on FB. It is one of my favorite photos. Where ever did I get that visor?

We worked on the yard getting ready for the party.  It was a perfect day and evening for being outside.  There was a cool breeze for most of the day, although it got pretty warm in the afternoon.  The patio shade was still nice.  After chicken fried steak with gravy and mashed potatoes for Jesse's birthday supper (her choice) we went out and shot guns and bows and arrows - Jesse's birthday gifts.  They played a game of battleship - Jesse drew battleship targets, they divided into teams, and they had to hit each ship three times to sink the other team's battleships. 

The GGs had a grand time.  They chased chickens, tortured the new kitten, fished in the pond, and rode the 4-wheeler.  They were some dirty critters when they went home.  They gave Aunt Jes some fancy fingernail polish for her birthday gift, and promptly painted on everyone's toes while she opened the other gifts. 

It was a long, full, day.  People drifted off as the evening went on, but the last guests left about 11 PM.  That was after cake, ice cream, strawberries were eaten, and some new funky beer was tasted. I stuck to my infamous nectarine daiquiris.  I also did not taste Shay's grilled snake.  I did allow a tarantula in a jar to be left in my house overnight.  I must be getting soft in my old age.

A fun time was had by all.  I hope we can do it again next week for Bo's birthday.


Buck said...

What a great time... and great pics. You have a wonderful family, Lou.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks, Buck, You are invited anytime.

Becky G said...

Happy Birthday, Jesse!

September and October are our big birthday months. So far, we only have one June-- my brother Scott.

Bag Blog said...

Funny how certain months are more popular in different families!

Jo Castillo said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Jesse! Wow sounds like an extraordinary day! Lots of fun.