As previously promised, I have an ever so slightly more interesting blog post for you today.
We were invited to a Pink Flamingo party at Brendan and Travis's house on Saturday. The last time they had one was in 2014 and it was an adults only party. This year there were almost as many children as adults.
The kids got pink shirts so they could comply with the dress code. It was pushing our luck to think I could find pink flamingo shirts for young boys the day of the party. I was lucky enough to pick these up on the cheap at Walmart.
Travis has been experimenting with cake decorating and he made this cake!
Bobby gave us some competition for best dressed.
Our first family picture was a little sun splashed.
Monica insisted we needed a silly picture.
I bought my shirt right after the last pink flamingo party and it's been waiting in my closet for TWO YEARS. It's mint green but speckled with little pink flamingos. I found Michael's shirt at least a year ago. It said flamingo and had a picture of a flamingo. Nobody can claim that we didn't give our outfits our best effort.
I don't have a picture of the whole thing as it looks now, but I remember when Brendan planted this pomegranate tree. It was about 2 feet tall and had 3 branches. Now it's enormous and very bountiful.
My kids were the last ones out of the pool. I think we were the last ones to leave too. Wow. We closed out a party. Of course it was, like, 8:30 pm.
Here's part of the pomegranate tree with lovely lights. It's even bigger than what you can see here.
Elliott was hiding behind a castle of pillows.
Not even Kaia could find him in there.
On Sunday Shireen hosted a tea party with finger foods for our sisterhood group.
We all brought dishes to share. Everything had to be eaten with fingers or toothpicks. I brought the eggs, Lauren brought the olives.
Joni brought samosas.
I brought pesto/cream cheese stuffed baby peppers.
Brenda brought little quiches and Lauren brought the other things that 3 days later I cannot remember what they were.
We made sure to get our group picture before we ate.
Then individual pictures of all of us. Pinkies up for Sunday afternoon tea.
Maryellen made mini rice krispie treats.
Lauren brought lemon bars.
I made chocolate cream stuffed raspberries and naturally sweetened chocolate covered caramels.
Shireen provided an entire variety of sweets.
The scones were amazing.
Individual fruit salads
After we ate and talked and teaed (newly invented word for drank tea), Joni had to leave and the rest of us played some very fun interactive games using the TV screen and our smart phones.
The first one was a hilarious drawing game.
I had to draw this. The prompt was "I hate 3D".
The second game was all about telling lies. I won. Who knew I was so good at lying?
It was a fun weekend. I also feel like it was the first weekend of some busy, busy weekends between now and, oh, Christmas.