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!