|Getting our fiesta on|
|A cake to shake things up|
|"Happy Birthday to you!"|
|Sharing some cake|
|Trying to get every last bite|
|A Clay-sized pinata|
When that party died down, we fired up a party for my mom, who turned 60 last Sunday. I had put together a little slide show of pictures spanning all those years (thanks in great part to my grandmother), which we all enjoyed watching. We ate the most tender and delicious ribs, homemade potato salad and a wonderful, creamy Jell-o salad, made by my sister. And then, we had Dulce de Leche cake for dessert. THE SHOES, with a few modifications, even made an appearance during the gift-giving time. And, at Mom's request, Ruth performed some of her piano pieces and her PSIA poem. It was so much fun to laugh and remember and visit and celebrate my incredible mom.
|Mom is supicious|
|Modeling her shoes, while a younger version of herself looks on|
|A scrapbook with contributions from the whole family|
|Make a wish|
We feel truly blessed to have such an amazing extended family, and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to spend this time together celebrating the lives of some of our favorite people!