The party was divided into shifts...family arrived earlier in the day and then as friends started arriving the family was exiting.
Here's a picture of my back patio before the party....please don't pay attention to the pathetic looking hastas surrounding my patio. They were thinned from my mother's yard and transplanted last week....and not looking so hot at the moment. I'm sure they'll come back strong next year...although, I don't know, if anyone can kill a Hasta it would be me!
hubby's aunt and uncle are visiting from NC.
My Mom and Grandma and Thing 1.
My brother on the far left. Grandma was opening her birthday cards. Her 81st birthday was on the 6th but we celebrated it on the 4th with cake.
Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing 3, and Rosie
My Brother and SIL and their family
My uncle and his girlfriend......and my brother on the far right.
My sexy husband being all festive with his red shirt....=)
Dan's Dad (on the far right) is visiting us from Texas.
Later in the evening friends started arriving and drinks started pouring.
The kids had a blast on their slip 'n slide and trampoline.
The pyromaniacs (my husband and brother)
My neiborhood looked like a war zone. these pictures do it no justice!
I love this picture. That's Thing 2's silouette.
The kids were all gathered in the driveway watching the fireworks.
The next day we had some family over to help us eat some of the leftovers.