Monday, September 18, 2006

A weekend in pictures

Family portrait weekend (not official pictures- just ones Richard snapped while we were posing)

As I mentioned last week, John's 3 sons flew out from England and you bet we seized this opportunity for a family photo. From left to right the boys are Rob, James and Charles.

My mom, grandma and I

This is my favorite picture of the bunch.

My grandparents (mothers side) and my mom and me.

OK enough of the formalities. This is the REAL party.


What pool party would ever be complete with out violently bashing each other with foam noodles?

John found a new use for his noodle. It became a mouth operated water pistol

All I wanted was to be left alone to float on my duckie.

okay the FOOD

Regretfully, I forgot to take pictures of the food spread Rob and John prepared for us (Rob's a chef- should probably mention that). I'll just say that my favorite bit was the sweet potatoes made with coconut milk OR the hollowed out pineapple with ice cream inside.

However ...

I made this for dinner when we got home. A roasted portabella mushroom sandwich (that's not lettuce, it's basil).

I was way off when I said that I got 15 baby artichokes; there are about 25 of them. I steamed about half of them to put in our lunch.

Tonight (the 18th) is my parents 7th anniversary! It's also been 7 years since all the boys have been out at the same time. We all went out to our favorite Thai food and ate until we BURST (I almost did- I swear).
Richard and I fought with my parents to pay and although they don't know it yet, I SNUCK THE MONEY IN MOM'S PURSE! HA!!
Take my money mom- it's YOUR anniversary ;)

Tomorrow the boys leave for home. Everyone's going to miss them terribly, but let's not damper the mood- this weekend was wonderful.


kleo2 said...

Pool party! How fun!!

Love the more formal pix. You are stunning.

Happy anniversary to your parents, too. That's a blessing to find true love... they are blessed to have you around, Teddy.

eatpeaceplease said...

What a great post! Looks like a good time and that is nice that all of you could be together, even if it is every 7 years... it's a far distance to England.

I loved how you said, enough with the formalities... and you showed the pool party. I'm with you, floating alone on the ducky!

Oh, and I like basil, but not enough to bite into a big chunk like that. The ice cream pineapple probably would have been my favorite too.

eatpeaceplease said...

Oh yeah, and your hair looks different... lighter.

Unless that's because it's still "summer". I got a major tan yesterday and I was just outside waiting for a tow truck for an hour!

Anonymous said...

you look so much like your mom! and, your photos look amazing

megan the vegan

Anonymous said...

Your family photos are So adorable. You all look so happy. I agree that the piggyback photo is a classic!!! You looks SO darn cute in the duckie floaty!!!! Lol! The foods you described sound SO good. I love coconut milk, so that one sounded really good to me!! You said Rob is a chef, is he a vegan chef? All the food sounded so good...even your portobella burger and basil!! :P

Thanks for sharing the party/reunion with us. It looks like you all had a great time!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aww, I'm so glad you had a good time with your family! Yay! And that sandwich--yum! That's a lot of basil!

--laura jesser

kleo2 said...

Teddy... please visit my blog. Doggies need your help (for Californians)! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys had such a great time with your family get together. The pictures are great. I really like the one of your mom and John. It's priceless. You are really beautiful and the pic of you and your mom and grandma is gorgeous. You and your mom look a lot alike.