We hosted a big party today for Pam's 40th birthday. The theme was: When you were young, what did you think you'd doing when you became a grown-up? Come dressed as that person!
The kids complained that we spent the whole day cleaning, but it was worth it! (In truth, we spent a good part of the morning at the schools rummage sale, buying too many things). The house was just barely ready by 5 pm, but what fun it was! We had folks dressed as doctors and nurses, an artist, Jessica rabbit, a clown, a secretary, Indiana Jones, dancers, Pam was an actress and I was a mad scientist... in all we had 30 grown-ups and a group of kids, some of whom slept over. We cooked out and stayed up late, and it was so much fun. I was delighted that our house could easily handle such a crowd and that everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. A string of taxi arrived after midnight to ferry folks home, and we went to bed very pleased.
Sunday we just took it easy, enjoying a fire and quiet creative time. A good weekend.