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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Party time, excellent

Sammy and I heralded the unofficial start of summer with a lovely barbecue at my friend Meghan's house.  It was a pretty steamy day, but fortunately Meghan had just the thing to keep everyone nice and cool--a kiddie pool!  Sammy changed into his oh-so-stylish baby speedo and spent most of the afternoon splashing around, which in turn kept all of us adults entertained.

Chillin' in the pool

Hip to be square

After a delicious dinner of grilled steak, eggplant and other goodies, we all relaxed outside and enjoyed some summer-appropriate drinks, like Pimm's cups and a yummy bourbon slushy that Gretchen made.  It was so nice to enjoy an evening of adult conversation...not too mention the many pairs of hands ready and willing to take over on Sammy duty so I could sit back, relax, and really enjoy myself.

Sammy, Gretchen and Philip

Adele, Owen and Sammy

Party lights

The afternoon soon faded to evening and we were still having a great time, so I put Sammy to bed and made plans to spend the night there; fortunately, I had thought ahead and packed a "just in case" bag, so Sammy and I had everything we needed for an impromptu slumber party.  I can't think of a better way to mark the beginning of the summer than a fun-filled night of good food, delicious drinks, and fabulous friends.


Ashley Sisk said...

Looks like a nice weekend and summer is definitely here. I walked outside and now need both a nap and a shower.

Joy said...

ooo! we have that pool! i'm glad your weekend went well! :)

Casey Martinez said...

love the pool pictures. Sammy looks like he was really soaking it up! Nothing like good friends and a good time! love it!

kitten said...

Such an awesome way to start the summer. You guys always have the most fun! ♥

Nicole said...

Good girl with your just in case bag!

And did you say bourbon slushies????? Tell me how!

Not to mention steak and eggplant. We should do this again sometime... I'll just invite myself.

Sarah said...

Great photos. Looks so fun.

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