Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mom's 60th Birthday

Our backyard party to celebrate my mom's birthday and Independence Day was a blast!
It started with a yummy meal of traditional burgers, baked beans, watermelon, cottage cheese salad and chips. Nothing too fancy; everyone brought a dish and we ate way too much!
The kid table...
Then we celebrated my mom with her favorite Heath bar ice cream cake. You can find the recipe here. She doesn't look 60, does she?

A silly picture on the newly painted red bike.

Some fancy hairstyling on my sister, Melanie.

Some practice photography. The "mom" on the cup blurred, but I was trying to get it in the background. I am practicing for my future job as a stager/photographer for my favorite magazine. Follow your dreams right???
A few silly faces...

A fun fireworks show put on by "dad".
Lots and lots of sparklers.
The show would not be complete without a ladder rescue of the parachute guy from the top of the tree.
We even did a little dancing to some really fun music...and played my parent's favorite song for them to dance to. ("Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers)Happy Birthday Mom! I am so blessed to have you! What a cute couple you two still make!


Garden grandma said...

Thank you, Amy, for your sweet comments and for the great birthday party for your "old" mom. Maybe the facial the day before helped me to look younger! The party was great and the music later in the evening was wonderful starting with the Star Spangled Banner. I love you, sweet daughter!!!!!

Melanie Mangascle said...

I love the picture of Mom and Dad dancing! I hope to have a strong marriage like theirs. Love you, Mom!

Elise said...

What a great party!! Your Mom does look great, too!! Fun, fun, fun!!

Mommy of Grace and Joy said...

Looks like great fun was had by all! Love that your parents were dancing. They make me smile!

Rambling Girl said...

Awhh how special to celebrate a wonderful holiday with your family. Oh yours makes silly faces also...mine does too!