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Monday, September 12, 2011

All Is Right With the World

What a wonderful weekend we had! Lots of family fun...and the Gators beat UAB to boot! Olivia is turning 10 today and wanted to have her family celebration at our house this weekend. It is super hard to plan much in this family during the fall because it has to fit around the Gator football schedule. This weekend was a home game and everyone was going to be in town-yeah!

Liv decided she wanted to do a 50s theme and her mom - my oldest daughter - outdid herself once again...right down to Liv's older sister wearing an old diner waitress costume and serving us all diner style. The menu consisted of hamburgers, hot dogs, REAL french fries, chili, pimento cheese spread and crackers, some crudite for the vegetarians in the group, Coke in bottles and 3 flavors of homemade milkshakes. The little kids were in heaven - as were some of the big kids too!

The birthday girl enjoying her chocolate-Oreo shake!

Olivia and her older sister, Caitlin, who served as our waitress. Mom kept her running with shouts of "order up" coming from the kitchen.

The table centerpieces were filled with 50s candy and the favors were old fashioned Coke glasses filled with said candy - another heavenly moment for the little ones. Even Presley (who is only 2 ) caught on to those candy dots in a flash and devoured a strip before you could blink! If you notice the Happy Birthday banner hanging in these pictures, Kris made it from some of her old 45s. It was fun to check the back of the records and make note of the songs and artists.

We all had a wonderful time helping Olivia celebrate her first decade and then snuck in a little Grandparent's Day celebration as well. A fun time was had by all and another memory filled weekend is in the memory book!

1 comment:

  1. It was fun. Thanks for hosting again. Also, thanks for not posting ALL the photos!