The Big Four-O

Thanks to all the friends who came to celebrate with me tonight! It was so much fun! As usual, I completely forgot to get out the camera during the party or take pictures of the beautiful cake from our favorite sugar artist until after I had mutilated it for serving.

We played two rounds of telephone pictionary. It remains one of my favorite games. It is hysterical to see how quickly the ideas are changed . . . and then there are certain nameless, blogless people who intentionally distort the thing . . . they know who they are! πŸ˜‰

We ate lots of yummy food but the man at Best Wok was right — too much food! I have two large pans of white rice leftover — anyone need some rice?? But the Husband and I had guestimated about 30-35 people and we had 21, some of whom didn’t eat, so it’s not too surprising we had leftovers. I’m not going to complain. I froze the rest of the orange beef and the Mongolian pork — they had the least veggies and I figured they would freeze best. For some reason they gave us two pans of Veggie Noodles rather than one, so we *really* have a lot of noodles, but that’s one of the kids’ favorite dishes so I’m sure it will be gobbled up this week. Not much sesame chicken or Happy Family left, quite a bit Hunan Chicken left. Isaiah543 and KT brought corned beef and cabbage (what’s St. Pat’s w/o corned beef and cabbage?) too!

We also had some yummy drinks — two bottles of Raspberry Lambic (mm! — so glad Josh introduced me to that!), a bottle of Promised Land Riesling (very nice), a bottle of Blackstone Riesling which I had right after some lambic and it didn’t mix well πŸ˜› I’ll have to try it again another day. We had a partial bottle of champagne and most of a bottle of Irish Whiskey, too. We also consumed several bottles of Stewart’s Ginger Beer, Orange Cream soda, Root Beer and Grape soda.

It was such a nice evening. Thanks again to everyone who came and for the cards — sweet, funny, all great!

Here are a couple of pictures I took after the Husband went to retrieve the kiddos:



The kids came home and clamored for a piece of cake. Thing 2 announced — You know what I like best about this cake? I like the pink roses, the brown stuff in the middle and the bread. The Husband and I cracked up . . . that sounds like you like the whole thing. She grinned, Mm-hmm! But it was way past their bed time so they wrapped up the rest of their pieces and fell asleep quickly.


4 Responses

  1. Happy birthday to you! It seems like the perfect way to celebrate.

  2. Thanks, Kristen. It was great fun. I love my friends! πŸ™‚

    The leftovers are good too. We ate potstickers for breakfast (what decadence!) and Thing 1 and the Husband used the remaining sesame chicken in tortillas for ‘sesame chicken breakfast burritos’ . . . nuevo cuisine! πŸ˜‰ Already by this evening Thing 2 was ready for variety and happily ate some leftover red beans and rice with ham instead of Chinese.

    The neighbor kids gathered here to play this afternoon and were thrilled when I let them have birthday cake for a snack πŸ™‚ The little boy (the only boy in the group!) quit after a few bites and said it was *too* chocolaty and Thing 2, a girl after my own heart, says, “What do you mean, ‘too chocolaty’?”

  3. Melody, Happy Birthday! Welcome to the world of 40’s! You know, I love my 40’s. I’m old enough to do what I want and old enough to not give a rip what anyone thinks. Welcome to the club!

  4. Thanks, Glenna! I have good company on the far side of 40. πŸ˜‰

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