Friday, August 19, 2011
Full Moon Fever
I can’t remember where it came from, but we got the crazy idea to send off summer with a little party to celebrate the full moon on August 13th.
Brian and the boys were so cooperative & supportive of my wish to have this party be a little more pretty than our usual firefighter BBQs or boys’ birthday parties. Especially Bri who got the yard ready. We had caprese kabobs, lots of fruit, fresh salsa & chips, and s’mores. Dark & Stormies were the surprise hit.
Over twenty friends joined us around the campfire pit on the patio Brian built last year. He even strung lights per my request on our mulberry tree.
Unfortunately, thanks to cloud coverage, the balloons were the closest thing to a full moon. Brian and I went out later that night and the clouds had cleared, with amazing light.
Even though the moon didn’t make an appearance, our own Superhero showed up!
Once it got dark, my photos got grainy but I still love these snapshots of the kids playing. We have finally reached the stage where I could host without a babe in my arms. I told Aidan beforehand that he was in charge the kids, that it was an outside party, and that I didn’t want to hear any requests to play Wii. Silly me, they were way too busy to even ask.
The kids played on the driveway, trying to pile everyone into a kid car like a circus act, or around the swing set. GREAT group of kids.
See the lovely girl in pink? She was the only girl among 8 boys. Totally held her own and had no problem. Tava rocks.
Sweet Kathy thought to take a photo of me & Nolie. It was too dark by then to focus but I still like how it captures Nolan’s energy. That’s Amici in the background, the world’s gentlest giant dog. I keep trying to talk her owners into just giving her to us, but so far, no luck.
There’s something primal and good about sitting around a fire with friends. So grateful for good music and food, and friends with whom to enjoy them. Moon or no moon!