Thursday, July 9, 2015

Happy 75th Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad's 75th birthday!  

Aren't they the cutest?  The day we had the party was the anniversary of his moving to America from Ireland.

Our whole family got together on Sunday to celebrate him with food and entertainment.  


(Wo)manning the grill.  For like 30 seconds before my oldest brother claimed control.

The delicious spread, which included steak, chicken kabobs, lobster rolls, meatballs, caprese salad, fruit salad, garden salad, hot dogs and hamburgers and cakes.  I'm feeling full just typing that.
What is this?  LOBSTER ROLLS!!


Irish step dancers in bare feet

Irish step dancer with hard shoe

My sisters on their fifes

My brother on the (kid) drums.  My four older siblings used to march in a Fife & Drum band.

Relay races galore - this one was hug your partner and hop, and I almost peed my pants.

Basically it was just an awesome time spent with family, exactly what my Dad wanted.  

Here's our family - my parents, their 6 kids, their 6 kids-in-law, and their 21 grandkids:

And just the grandkids, from ages 18 down to 1, what a crazy crew of cousins who are the greatest friends:

I told Xander that his smile would be his present to Grandpa, so after the photos, he said "Was my present good?"

Happy happy birthday Benny!!  We love you and are so blessed to have you as our Dad/Grandpa :)  

P.S. Hope Mom lets you eat onion rings today!


  1. Love it!!! Happy Birthday to your Dad. He must be so proud of his family tree. Your party looks like so much fun I wish I was there :)

  2. Happy 75th birthday to your dad! He certainly is blessed with a beautiful wife and amazing family by the looks of it. What a great celebration!


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