Well, we were so terribly grateful that hurricane Ike only brought us a lovely soaking rain and are praying for those who had the damaging storms.
We had Z's b-day and open house we only invited a few families that have been special in Z's life and we were so excited to see them
My niece and her hubby came over early to help some I was so grateful she made a cake too.
--had plenty of food-
and my house was a little prettied up w/ snapshots throughout Z'S life (I am more comfortable behind the camera.)
but as outgoing as I can be sometimes, we are basically a reserved group - my husband and son are pretty shy when it comes to entertaining- we had a few too many people (37) to have everyone all together-- so some were outside some in the DR- LR- and KIT we have a very small house
look how skinny you look K:)
this picture looks like they are enjoying themselves --I am glad - but it was no doing on my part
I made lots of food--
My sister made her yummy corn salsa Thanks T for everything.
My friend L made a cake too thanks L :) it was so yummy and one of Z"s favorite..---
But other than when we sang happy Birthday
Z preferred to sit and chat w/ his friends --
which I am great with, but entertaining to me is stressful -- when there is not a planned activity, because I feel like I need to make sure everyone is having a nice time-- I am so grateful people came to support Z and us and they were generous too, But the fun entertainment we got at the end might have helped in the middle when I felt so stressed-- does it stress you to have people over?