My son, David, came, too . . .
Scott, the oldest of Al and Kathy's three sons, and Colin, the youngest, have always shared celebrations because their birthdays fall just a few days apart . . .
They are such hams . . .
I love these birthday parties when three generations of family get together. Here's Kathy's brother, Dan, and his wife, Kelly . . .
Al and Kathy are very laid back, and their house has always been the hangout for all their kids' friends. Below, my nephew Kevin and his friend, Shawn, watch me prepare a Greek salad . . . Actually, I think Kevin was just keeping a close eye on the Kalamata olives . . .
I love the openness of Al and Kathy's kitchen, where you can cook while the party swirls around you . . .
Greek salad . . . olives, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, lettuce, feta cheese . . .
The birthday boys with their auntie . . .
Staring contest between David and Jake-the-dog . . .
My nephew, Kevin . . .