Saturday, February 6, 2010

35th birthday party.

Anyone from my family and those who have grown up with my family will appreciate this picture. In fact, I am glad I took it. A picture of dad getting his "arrival of the guests" video. I am pretty sure he was glad that my birthday was on a weekend so we could have the party midday for better lighting in the videos! Ha ha!

We were invited to my mom and dad's for lunch Sunday to celebrate how young I look for 35. Or something like that....

Mom made me this peanut butter frosted chocolate cake studded with peanut butter chocolate chips and what looked like way more than thirty five candles. Mmmmm....Then came the gifts! I think that in this picture I am opening Ivy's gift which was a pair of red plastic goblets with pink plastic hearts decorating the stems. Lovely! LOL! I love the gifts the kids pick out when given free range at the Dollar store!

Then we played this game, My mom, Dad, Evan and me. Mom won. So we played again.
I tried to win based on the fact that it was my birthday. But I had to settle for winning because I'm AWESOME!!!
This is what I looked like while I was busy beating the socks off of everyone.
We had this pretty view out the back door due to a freezing rain the night before. I am apparently not as good at capturing the light on the ice as I was hoping. This picture is not nearly as pretty as it was in person.

As we were leaving, I saw what the kids were doing while we were playing the board game.
Ain't he cute?


Mike and Christie said...

What a lovely birthday Melissa.
Happy Birthday. :)

Grandma Falk said...

It was a fun day. I love parties, because we play games, and I love games! You snatched the victory from me by cutting me off, Melissa, but I'm forgiving you...

The more children at a birthday party, the better, so we had a great party! I loved watching as each one gave you his gift, just knowing that you would be thrilled! So sweet.

Great picture of video Dad, too!

Dawn said...

Ah yes...the colorful birthday crown!
It would be interesting to see a mosaic of you wearing that crown for those years.

Glad you had a special day, Melissa.
I am still trying to grasp the fact that you and Rachel are 35!

Beth Laurie said...

They made you wear the crown uh? That's why you don't go over to mom and dad's for your birthday:)

Although, that cake might make it worth it.

Lynn Falk said...

Looks like a fun day! I love the snowman. :)

phasejumper said...

(visiting from Lynn's blog-friend of Kari Falks) Looks like a fun party-especially playing Catan-we play every weekend!