Anyway, here are some pictures I've been meaning to post ever since our trip to The Valley for Mom's birthday last weekend. Hope this will tide everyone over for now. You can see even more pics here, if you like.
We kicked the weekend off with a surprise party thrown by Mom's amazing friends.
The menu featured margaritas, enchiladas, rice and beans...
And dumpster-diving-carrot-cake. A long story for another time.
Everything was SO delicious!
Of course with tequila involved things soon got a little out of hand.
I don't even want to tell y'all how out of hand things got!
We continued the festivities with an all-family party at Grandmom and Pop's new house.
Pop manned the grill, as per usual. He's a grilling-god!
Grandmom played the lovely hostess.
And I know the evening was supposed to be about celebrating Mom's birthday. But these guys...
were the real stars of the show.
You can't see it, but that's a tiny, plastic, portable wading pool he's diving into.
And the scrumpchiest cheeks!
Plus the lady of the hour. And me.