Saturday, September 24, 2011

Labor Day BBQ

Labor Day was a two party day.  The Back to School Breakfast in the morning and a potluck BBQ with friends from church that evening.  I love two party days!!

Everyone brought a dish to share and their own meat so it was pretty easy.  I did put together an Italian Soda Bar which the kids LOVED!
I also set up a S'more Bar and then made an appetizer and a dessert. 
The best part was just hanging out and visiting with friends.

After the sunset we lit the candles and just sat around and enjoyed them and some nice conversation with friends. Those of us who didn't have kids starting school the next day could just sit and enjoy.
Love it!

Jim Said I Could!

When we walked around the corner into the back yard and saw this.....

The first thing Declan said was, "Jim said I could!"  I loved it!

It is times like this that I really miss my little boys....

Back to School

Some of my children have informed me that I haven't posted on the family blog in several weeks.  Oops.  So here is some catch up!

Because I had no one living at home that was going Back to School this year I decided to have a Back to School breakfast for the neighbor kids.  They are so sweet to indulge me!

We did it Labor Day morning and served a waffle bar.

 I got to use my cute little milk bottles again!

 We made overnight waffles and their were lots of toppings!

 We sat out on the patio and just enjoyed each other.

 I made a pennant for each of the kids with their school name and school colors.  They indulged me in a little photo shoot!

 Then we took individual shots of all the kids with their grade written on the chalk board!

 And one last shot - the traditional first day of school shot in front of the very worn out school banner.  I think it needs to be retired!

It was strange having no one to get up and out the door on the first day of school.....