Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fun with family and friends

We planned a birthday dinner this evening for our friend Fred. Our mutual friends, Jon and Diane came over to join us.

As everyone gathered, our nieces and great nephews crashed the celebration. Jordan had gotten wind that spaghetti was on the menu so wild rabid dogs could not have kept him at bay.

Jilda and I'd spent much of the day whipping the house and grounds into shape. The backyard looked like a golf green...with chickens.  

On days when we're at home, I leave the door to the pen open to let them roam around the yard. They are fun to watch scratching, pecking and chasing bugs.

The kids love watching them too. When our company arrived, we were all out back, so they joined us to enjoy the last afternoon sun and sky.

The kids tossed the tennis ball for Caillou to fetch. Jordan's dog Lady adds another dimension to the fetch game. She doesn't like to fetch that much, but she loves to wrestle for the tennis ball once Caillou has fetched it.

The kids stopped for a moment to post for a photo op, but shooting a picture of them is as difficult as herding the chickens.  I shot about 30 pictures to get a couple good ones.
When the food was done, we sat with our company and had a great time.. 

I hope your Saturday was enjoyable too.



  1. Your day is my idea of heaven on earth. A beautiful day surrounded by family and friends. What more could one ask for?

  2. It sounds like you had a busy day but an enjoyable one:)

  3. I like this description of family time. It is easy to feel the welcome. I like to visit here, sorta makes me feel at home. Thanks.

  4. Spent part of morning with 10-year-old grandson watching his 4-year-old brother play T-ball at the park. That was heaven. Then I had to go home and work on an engine. That was hell. Now it's late and I just read your excellent and cheerful post, which does indeed end my Saturday enjoyably. My compliments and thanks.

  5. Sounds like it was a wonderful day for all of you. I too spent some time with friends and had a great Saturday ! We weren't outside though, still pretty chilly here.

  6. Happy children are a joy.

  7. Those kinds of parties are the best!

  8. The best time to get a good picture of active kids and when they're eating spaghetti with lots of sauce on it. lol..
    Hope your lettuce does well.

  9. Anonymous10:33 AM

    Thanks for the coffee & the fun day!!

  10. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Lovely photo of happy kids. They are very cute.

    It is always a good idea and great fun to have food with family and friends

    Best wishes

  11. Saturday? What did we do? Obviously we weren't surrounded by laughing kids and family, and chickens.

  12. One of the nice things about having a gathering is you end up with a clean house.

  13. Sounds like a wonderful day was had

  14. I am so glad that you guys had a lovely Saturday. We did too.
    Chicken and kids and lots of food. That is a good Saturday. Gardening is a great hobby. I hope that you get to enjoy your salads.


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