How cute are they?
Getting help, haha
On Friday night while Mel was here we decided to have a SURPRISE birthday party for my youngest son Jimmy. He will be 30 years old on April 7th! I honestly cannot believe my Jimmy Mike is 30 years old. Where oh where did that time go? He had already planned on coming up for the day anyway to see Melody, so it really was a good time. We told him that we had made a plan to have dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory at 6:30 and that John was bringing his new girlfriend to meet everyone. That gave us the excuse to dress a little nicer than we usually would have, haha. Though after we all got ready he did say he felt he was underdressed, haha...His wife Larissa and I had been planning this for a few weeks. It was soo hard for both of us not to say anything to him, though I imagine it was a lot rougher on her. She did manage to get a hold of his two best friends growing up who have remained his friends to this day. We had quite the turn out. I think there were around 40 people. It was such a good time. We had a whole room to ourselves and the kids all ran around and played to their hearts content. I think we really had him fooled and we all got quite the kick out of it.
Melody left early Sat. morning but Jimmy's family had spent the night and decided to just spend all day Sat. over as well. How we enjoyed them. We had not seen this little family since the baby’s birthday's in early Feb. with me being sick and all. How I had missed them. This gave me a VERY pleasant diversion on Sat. to Mel having just left. I always go into a couple of day slump when she does. But like I said, this helped a lot and I was really grateful. Capri and I got some alone time and did a little shopping at Target. How I enjoyed her. JD is his daddy's boy through and through. It's like watching Jimmy grow up all over again. Dontella is just such a sweetie. One look from those big blue eyes and you are just toast, haha. Jeffie had come over on Friday and spent the day as well, so the cousins got lots of playing time together.
Melody and I met Jessie and Danae on Wed. of last week down in Newport and Mel got her hair done by Jess. She was in REAL need of a highlight and cut, and she got herself a Bazillion blowout as well. Sure helps having a cousin in the business, haha Then my mom joined us and Jessie treated us all to lunch. After that we got to see both the bridesmaid’s dresses and Jessie's wedding gown. How fun that was. Jessie looked soo beautiful. And the bridesmaid’s dresses are REALL Y cute. A really pretty shade of light lime green, and they are going to wear fuchsia pink shoes and flowers of fuchsia, orange and yellow in their hair. Soo cute, AND soo Jess. I am really looking forward to that day. We had dinners out and lunches out and a nice long visit with Mike's grandmother. She lost her mate of 53 years a couple of months ago, but is doing pretty well I was happy to see. We watched some of our fav TV shoes together, went to the movies, shopped, and talked and talked and talked.
Well, that's about it I guess. I am not quite as perky yet as I had hoped, but I will get there I am sure. It really just one of her best visits so far. I think maybe it was because she had a whole week instead of just 3 or 4 days. I will take whatever I am offered that is for sure, but those LONG trips are definitely my favorites.
I am posting one of my little videos of the birthday party. Be sure to pause the music on the right hand side of my blog page, and click full screen to view. Click escape on your computer to exist. ENJOY.....
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A couple of my fav. pics of the night so Mel can copy, haha
One for each...
Jim & Mel