Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy birthday, Scott and Colin!

We spent the day yesterday at the home of my brother, Al, and his wife, Kathy, seen below with her father, Phil . . .

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 . . .

Colin and his friend, Jenii . . .

Beautiful cupcakes by Jenii! I'm going to have to try making these . . .

We've gone to these parties every year ever since the boys were born. It's been a privilege, and a true pleasure, to play a small role in their lives and watch them grow up!

5 comments:

Nicki, said...

I miss the large family get togethers - great pictures to memorialize this occasion and cute cupcakes.

Angela2932 said...

Whoa! Those are some fancy cupcakes! Maria, I really like the photo of you with your 2 nephews. It's one of my favorites of you! And that Greek salad looks fantastic!

Suzy said...

Looks like my kind of party! What a fun time! Happy birthday Scott and Colin! How wonderful to grow up celebrating together like this!

Reds said...

What a great family get together!! Love the cupcakes too!!

Barb said...

It looks like you all had a great celebration. I love Greek salad. My favorite and the photo of it looks really good!