Saturday, July 5, 2008

Another Party

Yesterday, we were invited to attend a reception/4th party for Terry's cousin and his new bride. The man had been a widower since his 1st wife died several years ago. He has 3 grown children, several grandchildren, and 3 brothers with grown children and grandchildren, too. His mother and Terry's mother are sisters (Terry's mom past away 5 years ago). There were 11 brothers and sisters in Terry's mom's family, and they remained very close. With all that family, not to mention the bride's side and friends too, you can imagine how many people were at this party! It was a huge shindig! It started at noon and lasted until midnight. We decided to get there at about 3:30, because we wanted to stay for the fireworks. When we arrived they had several things going on. There was karaoke, a dance floor, swimming in the amazing pool, games with prizes, jumping in the inflatable moon bounce, hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and an ice cream bar. The kids swam for a while. Later, there was roast beef and turkey croissants for supper with fruit, desserts, a mashed potato/sweet potato bar, and crackers with all kinds of spreads and cheeses. Needless to say, we ate and ate and ate! They also had a band that night and a beautiful fireworks display. The kids spent most of their time swimming and eating. Cassie and Callie kept getting out of the pool and jumping in the moon bounce and then getting back into the pool. It rained quite a bit while we were there, but it didn't stop us from having a good time. As we pulled out of the driveway, Terry told the kids,"This is how the other half lives." I'm glad we're not the other half, because I would be as big as a barn! Hope you had a good 4th.

Clint and his friend, Cory, cooling off in the pool.
This table was filled with all kinds of candy for the kids.
This was the ice cream sundae bar. I think Cassie and Callie visited it 4 or 5 times!
A dessert table
The prize table for the game winners
Terry's cousin has a music room and these are just a few of the instruments that were in it.The girls swam almost all day and night. This was taken after the fireworks. They are swimming with one of their cousins.

1 comment:

Happymama said...

That really WAS a shindig! I probably would have LOVED the ice cream bar right along with Cassie and Callie. LOL

~Kristi