Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

This is the first year I've ever done anything for St. Patricks day outside of wearing green. However, this year, the Riley family was set to gather at our house - and by golly, with a last name of Riley - we need to do a little bit more than just wear green. At last check, the temperature was 68 degrees in the shade - ohhhhh, what a gorgeous, THANK YOU LORD!, day. Here's a few pics of our special family day:

This is how the kitchen looked when the company came over - the kids were so delighted with the St. Patrick's Day banner....
Mikayla and her cousin, Andie, wearing the special hats Grandma bought and playing with the singing leprachauns - a huge hit!
Andie and Mikayla sharing loves
The kids found the boat in the garage and decided they needed to put on life vests - just in case.....
Alex and Brayden lounging in his room
This is the whole family watching to see if Xavier advanced in the basketball tournament - they didn't - but, I was rooting for them, any team that starts with an X has my vote
Here's the studly men conquering the bbq - the marinated tri-tip turned out SO good!
A rare shot of the whole adult family together - enjoying a whole lot of food.....

No kidding, the kids spent 75% of their time on the trampoline - every adult except the grandparents spent time on there at least once - so good to have it back, what a blast! Hope we don't have to wait another nine months to get everyone together again!!!!


chele said...

Great pictures Steph! Way to capture a ton of very special memories! It looks like you all had alot of fun!

HollieHobbie said...

Great pics, for sure! Your home is so warm and inviting, Steph. And the backyard...well, I want you to come and design mine! Gorgeous!

mtnrunR said...

great day and great whether. thanks for everything