Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day is Party Time!

Ahhh, Mother's Day! 
 I love that day!  
I have a wonderful Mother who deserves honor and praise!  We took Mom and Dad out to McGrath's Fish House for dinner Saturday night.  
I'm impressed with my parents' color coordinating outfits.

Me, Andy, Sister Nancy, Steve, Mom, Dad, Cherrie, Brother Gerald

Sunday evening ALL my children (except 2 sons-in-law) and my grandchildren met at Candice and Andy's home for dinner, visiting, gift giving, and a scary pinata! (If you could see the face of that Cinderella, you'd understand the scary part)

If you really want to have some party fun, include a pinata filled with goodies; a group of children hitting the pinata with a stick...

...and a half-naked, bearded man using his kicking skills to break through the pinata! 
I didn't know he had removed his shirt until he got in the camera range!
Thanks, David, for the shock and the fun!

My daughter, Camille, featured mothers every day last week on her blog.  I was featured yesterday. You can go here to read it.  You'll be able to pick out David in our Christmas picture on the blog. 
Ahhh, Mother's Day!
I hope you all had a wonderful day!


karen said...

A good time was had by all! Your parents are adorable.

Joanie said...

That was great you were able to celebrate with your mom, and your kids.
Just wondering what kind of show David was putting on?

J. said...

What an amazing shot of the kick in progress. Sounds like a fun day for all.

mCat said...

I started laughing at the topless man going at the pinata.

I might have to incorporate that into our next family party. I think my adult boys would get a kick out of it.

Yvonne said...

We need to have more pinata's at our family gatherings ; )

Love the shot of your mom and dad--how cute that they coordinated their clothes. Does your mom put out your dad's clothes. My MIL always did--Allan is lucky I don't put his out ; )

Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day. You certainly deserve to be honored every day!!!

Sue said...

Love that first pic of the family...and the pinata guy pic is pretty cool, too!

Happy (belated) Mother's Day!


Garden of Egan said...

That is a great action shot! Ninja!

I loved the tribute Camille did on her blog. You are truly the sweetest ever.

I love your mom and dad. They are so cute!

Grandma Honey said...

I just read your interview...loved it! I had quite the laugh about the 'little man at the door.' !
What a busy life you have had. You are such a go getter.

wendy said...

I LOVE a shirtless man kickboxing a pinata. ha ha ha.
Get togethers are so fun. Love every minute of them.

Teachinfourth said...

Wow, it looks like I now know where all the great parties have all been happening.

Glad your Mother's Day was filled with constant (and crazy) surprises...

Betty said...

Happy Mother's Day, Connie!

I think it's hilarious that the kids were whacking a Disney Princess with a stick... but what makes it better is that a "half-naked bearded man" used his "skills" and kicked it. It looks like a hilarious afternoon. (The faces of your other children show how much fun everyone was having!)

You have a GREAT family!

Nancy Face said...

I wanna see that scary Cinderella face! Ha!

Your parents are cute!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Gosh Connie I have missed you honey. I just am so far behind with keeping up with blogging friends. Where does time go in our days.
Lovely post. I can see from the picture that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree your both beautiful.
I am now going to check out your daughters site about eating healthy.
My daughter Christi and I start the Eat to Live diet Friday.
Hope your having a special day.