Sunday, November 29, 2009
Party Time at Home
It's very quiet at my house tonight, since 12 of my 13 weekend guests have gone home. But as these photos demonstrate, the joint sure was jumping while they were here. All of my grown children with all of their children, two spouses, one au pair, one mother-in-law, and one very large granddog came to celebrate my husband's birthday Friday through Sunday. And a grand time was had by all. My husband had some new speakers that worked with one son's Ipod, so all kinds of great dance music from Salsa to Hip Hop to Swing to good old rowdy Rock 'n Roll filled the room as everybody danced. The dance party continued both Friday and Saturday nights after dinner, helping us all work off our extra Thanksgiving calories. There's nothing like moving to music to amp up family happiness. Sure beats sitting around watching football games.
Even grandbaby Sean got out on the floor with his Aunt Jane (my daughter).
Son Steve (brown T) found a fine Salsa partner in Teresa, who is visiting the U.S. this year from Costa Rica to work as a live-in babysitter for my son Peter's children.
Peter's three-year-old Maya entertained us all by singing along to one of her daddy's latest records. One of our three cats joined the party at this point (they tended to hide out for most of the weekend, avoiding the attention of very small children and that very large dog).
On Sunday everyone rested up for the long drives home to Mount Kisco and New York City.
Son Steve stayed on for one more day, and I'm hoping we can get out to some Saratoga woods or waterways tomorrow.