Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Celebrating a Speed Limit


First you get your favorite friends together. And one of them hosts your party and does all the work.
Now that's what I'm talkin about!!
and you mix it up right, 10 grown ups and 10 little people.
because the big people need something to look at besides each other and all of the food!
excuse me, we thought about a picture after scooping some out. This is blueberry salad. There is really nothing salad about it. It should be a dessert! yummmy. I can't tell you how to make it. From the first time my friend made it 10 years ago I have refused to find out. I might gain a 100 pounds if I could make this stuff.  I know it has jello and blueberry pie filling in the bottom and some kind of nutty crunchy cream cheese topping.... it will definitely make you fat.
gather round and EAT. We had barbecued chicken marinated in cilantro and onions, smoked baby back ribs that fell off the bones, home made macaroni and cheese, baked beans with bacon bell peppers and onions in them, cucumber and tomato salad with pesto dressing, fresh home made bread, home churned butter.....
and Tres Leche cake. Whew my stomach was exploding with all the love. Isn't this cake gorgeous? It was so delicious. We also had a little platter of cupcakes for the little people.
who ate them up.
and wore some of what they ate.
They had mercy on me and did not put candles on the cake in multiple quantities. I told them a forest fire like that would give me another asthma attack.
the kids played, both young,
and mature.
and then maybe the best gift of all. One of my friends really plays well and he brought a laundry basket full of sheet music and began playing and singing.
everybody gathered around and joined in. Little babies get the bouncy knees to the music which is so cute.
and the slightly older ones get a bit excited...
and just boogie down!
Which I think is just bringing them up right! Teach them to have joy with all ages of people.
It was the best birthday party ever.
Thanks to my friends.

12 comments:

Rosie_Kate said...

Aw, looks like fun! Belated happy birthday to you!

farmlady said...

Oh how nice!!! You just look so happy and pretty.
Glad you had such a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday to you....

Angela said...

Oh my goodness gracious girl. I missed your birthday....well I'm glad I was able to enjoy it through this post. I ADORE that top you have on..just beautiful. karen, it sure looks like you all had a wonderful time together, The food looks so good I'm starving now,,,thanks,,lol

Jeanie said...

Wow, two of my favorite things...little kids at little tables and tres leche cake. Happy (late) birthday.

Farmchick said...

What a wonderful party. Happy Birthday to you!!!!

the Lola Letters said...

So much fun! Beautiful/deeelish desserts and d.a.r.l.i.n.g. kids...what more could a girl ask for?!

Mental P Mama said...

Awwwww. Such fun! You look awesome;) And, I would like the recipe, please. I'll keep it a secret. Just have her send it to me. Thanks....

Chris H said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY!!!
AND I would soooo like that recipe!

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Yay--Happy Birthday to you!! What a fun, delicious party you had. And I looooove me some Tres Leches cake!!

Kat said...

It looks like a wonderful party. And you definitely deserve a fab birthday party!
Happy (Belated) Birthday! :)

Bluebird49 said...

How cool was that? Looks like so much fun---and SO MUCH SUGAR! Which is just what I had today at my grandson's 6th birthday! (Sorry, grammas have to eat cake and ice crem once in awhile, Karen! Tomorrow is another day.)

I hope you had a great birthday--but there's a bunch of different speed limits around, my friend!

Coffee Bean said...

Oh my... jEaLoUs!!! I recognized some peeps there... sigh.

I'm glad you had such a great birthday party. I just wish I could have been there too!

(((BIG HUGS)))