Saturday, July 3, 2010

A ridiculous amount of pictures

I'm tired today. In the past two weeks we have had six Birthday parties. For three people. It's been a bit silly around here. And very hard to stick to WW's with all the ridiculous amounts of Birthday cake.

We started with our oldest Grand turning eight. We had a little Birthday celebration at our house since it was a babysitting day!


A few days later we had a "Dive-in" movie night at our house to further celebrate her Birthday with a few little friends. It was a grave tactical error to fill the pool with balloons! They looked cool but when it got dark and we started the movie it was really hard to identify little heads from balloons!




This was the neatest party. I want to do it again soon with the movie "Jaws". Wanna come?

Next our youngest Grand turned 4. The day after the "Dive-in" movie party, we rented a bouncer-water slide! Oh, this was a fun party, too.





My favorite part of the party came at the end when I caught two daughters enjoying the Birthday spoils.

And the next day we had a 50th Birthday party for my sister at Pioneer Village. You will be relieved to know we did not have our camera along but there was a singing cowboy, chocolate ganache cake and some yummy brunch food.

Mid-week we celebrated the youngest Grands Birthday on a babysitting day.



And finally, finally we went to a surprise 50th Birthday party for my sister last night at the Chase Field ball park.

My job was to make the picture board and to try and keep the secret. I was successful on both counts. Go me! My sisters job was to glare at her fiancee and then to be very shy.
...and everybody elses job was to have a good time!





And all I can say is PLEASE, PLEASE don't invite me to a birthday party at your house.

I cannot possibly attend another one for at least two weeks.

Huh?

Cake?

You have cake?

Well....ok, maybe just one more!

Happy July 3rd!

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38 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, shoot... I had wanted to invite you to mine on the 24th! LOL!

Looks like a fun time was had by all, and I can imagine you need a looooooong nap! I sure would. ;-)

Happy 4th!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jeanie said...

My birthday is next week so you may have to rescind your threat.
I love, love, love birthdays....that is kids birthdays, not my own, so I loved seeing your pictures. My oldest granddaughter turned 8 in May....growing up way too fast, huh? We have several family birthdays in May, June and July so I know how you feel about the cake overload, but I still love it.

the thrifty ba said...

april is my birthday month and i will celebrate any time/place! and in november we have 14 birthday (ALL FAMILY).

Theresa said...

We celebrate birthdays around here for weeks:) Monday is my Brother's birthday and we are going out for lunch! If I have cake and invite you... you WILL come!

Have a blessed and restful weekend my friend! BIG HUGS!!!!!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Do you get the strange feeling your grands are growing up faster than your kids did? I sure do!

Love the pictures, thanks for sharing!

laterg8r said...

i wanna come to your house for your parties, esp the one in the pool :D

The Words Crafter said...

These pics were fantastic, especially the dive-in party!!! What a great idea. My birthday is the day after Halloween. We could get together and create some concoction out of all the candy and apples and popcorn! What do you think?

Cheryl D. said...

You have got to be the coolest grandma ever! I couldn't get over the watermelon cake or the doggie cake. Did you make those? The parties sound great!

The Muse said...

Fess up...you are garnering ideas...
plucking thoughts of Y and Z, from those young fresh minds, aren't you?
LOL

Have a great 4th Ms Jenny!!

Debbie said...

Looks like awesome fun Jenny! I love your pool, but the movie jaws....I will not go out very far in the ocean ever since! Happy 4th to you and your lovely family!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

But look at how much fun you had and dare I say it , you dont look a pound heavier as the result of mutliple cake-offs!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I still worry about sharks...in my own pool.
How the heck did you get Shrek to come to all your parties, you have some clout Jenny.
I can see why you are tired...all that smiling for all of your family members. You look very happy and that makes me smile.

Your sister turned 50? Ummmm....you guys have some good genes. Wanna share?

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I am lovings the balloons in the pool idea and am SO stealing it for Lorelai's birthday on the 26th. Even though she will be 20, she still loves a big to do over her birthday.

Chatty Crone said...

No more birthdays for awhile, but what about a 4th of July party?

Happy 4th to you. sandie♥

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Sweetie,

Wow, you didn't even mention all the stuff you had going on beyond the medical when you came to visit. I'm so envious I could spit...pthooo.....there now that I got that out of the way, you need a good deal of relaxing now. When did you say your Gkids go on vacation? We'll need to do some serious relaxing then. Call me!

Love ya'
Meri

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hahaha!!! laughing at your ending to this post...cake sure would entice me, since I LOVE cake! (The watermelon cake(with an ant too??) and puppy cake were soo cute...What a Birthday Extravaganza!!! It looked like everyone of them was a hit! I love the dive-in/movie pool party! How cool!

& that was a cute shot of your daughters enjoying the birthday barbies.

& you did very well in keeping the photo board and party a surprise :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Christy said...

You have a beautiful family! It looks like y'all had a great time. The 'dive-in' party is the coolest idea ever ... I totally want to come!!!! :-)

Janet Johnson said...

Wow, you throw the best parties ever! How fun was that? Someday, if I ever get a pool, I'm totally throwing a Dive-in party. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Jenny

Happy belated birthday to your sweet grand daughters! I recognize those cute cakes from Women's Day magazine covers ...you did a wonderful job making them!

I can see your weight lose in your photos...you look great!

Your sister can't be 50! She looks like a teenager -- happy birthday to her!

I hope you and your family have a very happy 4th of July.

♥ Pat

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like Shrek was having a busy week. Hope you're not hosting a 4th of July gathering....put your feet up and have some sweet tea! Happy 4th (Happy Birthday U.S.A.! --- somebody go wake up Jenny!)

Jojo said...

That is so fantastic and everyone looks so happy! Happy birthday to everyone and may you celebrate the 4th with some well-deserved rest.

Viki said...

Wow, that's a lot of partying but it looks like a wonderful time was had by all.

Tgoette said...

More, more, more birthdays!!!

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birth-day, dear Jenny's family member.....

Ha-ppy Birth-day tooo you!!!!

Don't ya' just love birthdays?

LOL!

Julie said...

All those birthday looked so cool. Love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to see what else I've missed this week. Take care and have a blessed Independence day tomorrow. God Bless!!!

Theresa said...

So fun reading this post! I swam, I partied, I bounced, I smiled...but most of all...I ate cake :) Happy 4th Jen!

Lourie said...

Dive in movie!! I love it! I have been super bad this week. It is going to be scary come Tuesday.

jeff campbell said...

You're safe here...mine is not til next February...great pictures! Happy 4th

My name is PJ. said...

Am I too old to become one of your grandchildren?

Terra said...

First of all your Grand Children (and the whole family) are simply ADORABLE. Those parties looked wonderful! The balloons at the Dive In movie cracked me up I can totally see how an excellent idea went a little off on that one. Second of all I am so glad we aren't the only ones that end up with multiple celebrations for the same birthdays and since our summer is FULL of birthdays as well...(June 6, 28 and 29 - July 27, Aug 14 - Sept 28) we eat a lot of cake in the summer too!

fredamans said...

Fantastic shots!

Happy birthday to all!

My birthday is December 19th, if you're hosting. ;-)

Little Messy Missy said...

Looks way fun! The Jaws movie is a great idea!!!

Pondside said...

You mean you might not have room for a cupcake or two?!
What a lot of birthdays - you must be in sugar overload!

Sue said...

Sheesh! You guys do birthdays right!!

=)

Aging Mommy said...

Love the party with balloons in the pool after dark, what lovely pictures and celebrations although I can appreciate after all that the desire for a break from parties!

Melinda Cornish said...

WOW! that is a lot of birthday parties.......the cake all looks yummy though.....

Mighty M said...

What a fun bunch of birthdays!! I would love to come to a movie/pool party at your house, but NOT if it's JAWS!!! I'm scared to watch that movie on dry land, let alone IN the water! :)

Judie said...

Most of my grandchildren live on the other side of the country, so I have not been able to enjoy all their parties.

I have shared your parties vicariously and it made me so happy!

My birthday is in March. Will you throw me a party. I'd love to be as excited and happy as your family is in your pictures. They are priceless.

Holly said...

WOW! Look at all that fun!