Monday, November 21, 2011

The Birthday Bash!

If you thought I seemed a bit distracted recently, you were right. The kids and I were very busy working out the details of a surprise birthday party for Dick. His extra special birthday very conveniently fell on the weekend this year which helped us get lots of the family together, all unbeknownst to him. It was SO fun. On Friday night the festivities began at an Italian restaurant near DD#2's house. Doesn't he look surprised?

His brother and my sister and their spouses came from San Francisco and MN. Isn't it great they were able to join us?

Then on Saturday night our supposed "pizza party" turned into a special dinner with a few of our long time friends as well as the family. And who showed up then? DD#1 from Chicago which was a surprise to all of us except her siblings. We are SO fortunate to have such a wonderful family.
Here's a rare photo of our whole family together. DS left last Monday for Asia!

Meanwhile, I was busily trying to sneak in a few minutes with my knitting needles before our Sunday afternoon event, but more about that the next time.

What a great weekend it was! And best of all, Dick is back to the good part of the year when we are both the same age.....

13 comments:

Dee said...

What a fabulous looking family!

Happy birthday to Dick (a little late, but still heartfelt). Wishing you two many more happy birthdays.

Susan Elliott said...

It doesn't get much better than that! How great that everyone came from all over. Dick must have been over the moon. Good job Judy! I know it was a lot of logistics on your part and you PULLED IT OFF!@!

Janet said...

It's wonderful that everyone was able to be together to celebrate!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

What a wonderful family celebration!! LOTS of love and fun there. Happy belated birthday to Dick. And, another cute pair of booties! Wishing a Thanksgiving just as full of love as this birthday celebration was! blessings ~ Tanna

Mrs Quilty said...

Congrats on pulling it off! Looks like a good time was had by all!

Dorothy said...

What fun family times! As the kids get older, it's harder and harder to get everyone together at the same time. So glad you were able to make this happen. Everyone looks so happy.

Becca said...

Everyone looks so happy! I enjoyed seeing these photos, and that cake looks pretty and yummy! Glad your surprise birthday bash was a success.

Merry said...

What a great looking family you are.....sounds like a lot of good planning went into this event. Fun photos.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What great surprises! Congrats on pulling it off to you and the kids. Cutie pie socklings ;-)

Rian said...

Surprise parties are the BEST! Looks like a wonderful time. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Judy,

I looks like ya'll had a wonderful time! It's nice to see such happy party photos!

Happy Thankgiving!
Hugs, Pam

hakucho said...

Glad to see you had such a nice party for your husband! Coordinating a surprise party is not that easy, but it looks like you pulled it off quite successfully...yay...plus you managed to knit a pair of socks...double yay :)

Barbara C said...

What a great family photo, and how wonderful to have your family all together for your hubby's birthday. You made some special memories.