We had a good weekend. Keeping it real, the whole house looks like a bomb went off, but it was worth it.
Not only was one of my dearest friends in all the world here (and we went to an awesome flea market that I will post about later this week), but we had a birthday party for my oldest son, Brendan. We had about 20 of his friends over for a barbecue, fun and a movie on Saturday night. I tried to shove aside my insecurities that we are still not completely organized/unpacked/decorated and make it a fun night for him (with lots of help from the rest of my family and my friend Brynn).
I can't believe he is 16 years old! How is that possible when I'm still only 22 ;)?
Here are some pictures from his party.
|Big mouth Brendan.|
|Hanging out and enjoying the food with his friends.|
|Sophie acting like the big kids (don't worry--it's Root Beer)|
|Johnny getting pensive.|
|Some of his friends-who-are-girls' cute shoes.|
|Alarming feats of strength using our deck as a climbing frame.|
|Having fun on the tramp.|
|The food table after the hungry hoards came through. I forgot to take a "before" picture--doh!|
|We served Brendan's favorite Root Beer.|
|Also water--but really I just wanted to show off the cute cafe table that I picked up at the flea market :).|
|Me and Lucy enjoying the evening.|
|Brendan opening his gifts. Damon can't help himself and is firmly a part of the action. Brendan is kind enough to put up with Damon wanting to hang around, which is one of the reasons I think he is such an overwhelmingly fine person.|
|Blowing out the candles.|
|We had an impromptu concert with a few of Brendan's friends and and Brendan playing the guitar and singing. Here is David singing "Collide."|
|Here's Brendan singing an original he wrote (in 7th grade no less) entitled "Rapunzel." He loves to write and record music.|
Brendan is an amazing person. I am both thrilled and sad that he is growing up. He is very fun, intelligent, creative, and most of all, kind. I'm so glad he is a part of our family and that we could have a fun evening to honor him.