Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Young at Heart

After what felt like months of planning, we finally celebrated Randalicious' 60th birthday this last weekend at one of his favorite spots - The Morrison Inn.

Bre spent a good amount of time trying to track down not only his old work colleagues but also some of his really old friends (as in they have known my dad since high school or grade school).

We reserved the upper "sun-room" of the restaurant and went early to set up with 60 black balloons - we really wanted to make sure he felt...distinguished.

The trickiest part was getting the balloons into the upper sun-room of the restaurant, but once we had it figured out, we had about an hour to kill before people started arriving. So we had a nice leisurely margarita.

Dad's Birthday cake had his graduation photo on it -- it got a lot of giggles and "Who is that?!" comments.

The gift we got for him, besides his awesome party, was a framed photo of the 3 of us having margaritas together at...The Morrison Inn of course!

Randalicious was the first to arrive, mostly because we wouldn't have recognized his old college pals ourselves. And sure enough, they were the first buddies of his to follow in after him.

On the far right is his best pal Gary, who he has known since 2nd grade and lived with a couple times in college...sounds familiar huh? I was very impressed with this bunch for behaving so well...maybe old age is making them docile?? Doesn't sound right...

We got a couple good family shots, which of course means more fancy photo frames for Christmas and then Aiden helped Papa blow out his birthday candles.

A couple of my pals who came (because in my small circle parents are interchangeable) helped out with birthday cake distribution, so I got to relax and enjoy Aiden's meticulous cake eating for a couple moments...

After everyone was filled up with tequila, jalapeno poppers, and raspberry cake, we wrangled the old guys for a couple group shots.


It was so nice to see Randalicious catch up with the guys, he certainly needs it from time to time. And it was a wonderful way to spend the end of the weekend - margaritas with friends. 

Out of the tree of life, I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything starting to hum
Still it's a real good bet, the best is yet to come
The best is yet to come, and babe, won't that be fine
You think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine


COmeetsNE said...

That is one of Dylan and I's songs :) Love it :)

Thank you for such a great afternoon! I had so much fun. Glad I was able to help celebrate.

Abby said...

LOVE that picture of you girls with Aiden and your dad! What a great shot of everyone. And I'm glad to hear the party was such a success...Kudos to you girls for all of your hard work. Happy birthday to your dad from the MN connection...wish we could've been there!