Last night at dinner, Ben and my brother Jon had a serious conversation about how gin is a dangerous drink because the first one goes down as smooth as the 10th one. Then they ordered gin on the rocks.
Then martinis. Then dirty martinis. Then Jon called his foie gras a meat brownie. The Ben had some port.
Then my brother Ben and his girlfriend Stephanie and my parents and I went home and Ben and Jon dirty-old-manned it at some campus bars, and Ben is upstairs taking a shower, which I think means throwing up.
But yesterday was also Jack's birthday party!
We went to a local bar that features free beer and signature mug on your birthday. Jack went with milk, even though our waitress was confused by the two bouquets of giant #2 balloons we brought and thought he was turning 22. Here he is watching the bartender write his name on the birthday board:
With his mug
We had so much fun! And we were a very unruly crowd
Jack picked his nose just for the camera.
Jack bounced around the table
Aren't you proud of me for finally figuring out how old Jack is?
We gave all the kids stuffed Buckeys, and Harry's was rabid
At one point Harry said he was going down to the other end of the table to feed Lucy like a goat. Which I think meant go hang out with his cousins.
Jack approved of the festivities.
Look at him blow!
Jack has 2 forks because he insisted upon 2 pieces of cake.
It looks like I am going to slapabitch for some cake, but that's not what happened-- Even though they both had two pieces and I had, um, NO pieces.
Harry was plotting his next move
Which was to stick his fat hand on the cake and swipe and handful of frosting-- and that's the sign of a good cake-- frosting by the handful.
I wish I took a non-gross picture of the football helmet cookies, but they were really, really cute-- they even had little chin guards. And I totally made them. If by made, you mean CALLED THE BAKERY.
(I have a million more like the ones above, but suffice it to say, Jack got awesome stuff! Lots of Imaginext, which makes me happy because that stuff comes already assembled and is really fun to play with)
After the party, we adjourned to the zoo.
I am totally into the wildlife, obviously.
The kids had a great time, though
I love rhinos. We have common interests.