So I’m pretty sure I’m still full from Saturday.
Saturday was Andrew’s mom’s 60th birthday (big day!), and to celebrate, his sister Catherine hosted a big party at her house with all of their family and close friends.
I had a great time hanging out with everyone, and also eating. Because OH MAN, the food. I cannot remember the last time I ate so much.
I stalked the appetizer table for quite a while…
Give me some shrimp and cheese and I am a happy camper.
I brought the goat cheese and honey dip, which again received rave reviews. People seriously cannot get enough of it!
While I was doing my snacking thing, Ando’s aunt Mirrell came over to me and was all “So funny! I always read on your blog that you like to hang out by the food table, and here you are!”
Yep. Not that I am anti-social (at all), I am not hanging out by the food table to get out of talking to people or anything. Usually I lure other people into hanging out at the food table with me, so the food table is where the party is.
Also, it should be noted that party finger foods are my favourite and I’m pretty sure I could live off of them. I kept coming back for more, and if I was just randomly walking by the table at any time I would usually grab a cube of cheese or something “for the road”, you know.
There were also various bowls of candy and chocolate around the house that I may or may not have dabbled in…
I don’t even think I can explain how much I love Easter chocolate.
I don’t know if I would recommend mixing shrimp, chocolate, chips and salsa, goat/cheddar cheese, sour cherry candies and fruit all before dinner. It was not exactly a winning combo in the ol’ tummers, and possibly not the best of ideas. I felt pretty sick afterwards, not going to lie…
But somehow I was able to still cram in dinner.
Dinner was catered by a local Italian deli and included chicken, veal parmesan, lasagne, meatballs, salad and rolls. I ate like a champ.
But I’m pretty sure I worked off some of my eats by playing with the kids (ie – letting them jump on me like a trampoline).
Andrew’s mom is actually birthday twins with his brother-in-law Joe, and since my birthday is fairly close to theirs, we usually celebrate all three of our birthday’s on the same day.
(Our birthday party last year.)
Obviously 60 is a big deal, so Andrew’s mom was definitely the star of the show this year. She got cupcakes…
As well as a big cake.
Joe and I got pretty giant cupcakes ourselves though, so no complaints here.
After dinner all the adults were hanging out downstairs, while the kids and teens were hanging out upstairs. Andrew’s sister Catherine noticed that the teens were changing their BBM pictures to self-portraits of them looking “cool” in front of the bathroom mirror. I am sure you know the type.
So we decided that we wanted to be cool too, and Sharlene, Catherine and I made our own super cool and attractive picture in front of the bathroom mirror, and then set it as Catherine’s BBM pic so the kids would see it. And we roped Andrew’s grandma into joining us.
Here is the comparison between the two bathroom mirror pics:
We win. And Andrew’s grandma kills me like no other.