Sunday, March 20, 2016
Mini-Golf, St. Patrick's Day Feast and Not One But TWO Birthdays!
We had a busy weekend to say the least.
On Thursday I took Jacob to Ventura's Golf and Stuff amusement arcade for his first taste of the manly game of miniature golf.
I should have done a better job
explains some of the basic rules
On the other hand, he needed to explain the rules of the various arcade games, also at this site, to me.
St. Patrick's Day
Thursday was also St. Patrick's Day all over planet Earth. Where to celebrate the day you ask?
Why at the Murphy Cottage
Cyndy and Debi Murphy served us a delicious traditional Irish meal and, yes, Guinness was also present at the feast.
Friday was a very special day for our family as young Jacob celebrated his fourth birthday!
Mike and Vanessa opted to hold Jacob's birthday party on Saturday the Chuck E Cheese's in Thousand Oaks.
It is, by definition, a no-holds-barred venue with kids having lots fun while adults are left shaking their heads.
Star Wars was the Theme
The cupcakes were delicious
Jacob reveling in the loot
Jacob and Great Grandma Chuny
It's Chuck E Cheese HIMSELF!!!
Chuck and all of the usual suspects
Jacob was dancing with joy!
The candles were lit . . .
. . . but not for long!
It was now time to open the presents . . .
This one was from Andy, Jenn and Kevin
What is it?
. . . his name framed with Star Wars
Cousin Max was in the house!
Gigi with little Mary
Jacob with his cousins Nicholas,
Nathan and Max
Life in the ever popular
Nathan and Jacob mesmerized
by an arcade ride
The cousins sharing the
Jacob and Great Aunt Marilyn
killing aliens by the scores
Although I think that everyone had a wonderful time, Jacob may have gone over the top by the end of the afternoon.
See what I mean
Sophie Johnson's Birthday
On Sunday we drove down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to Gladstone's Restaurant which is located right on the sand of the Pacific Ocean for a birthday brunch.
On this occasion we celebrated the 20th birthday of Sophie Johnson, the eldest daughter of our long, long time Seattle friends Mark and Susie Johnson.
Sophie's sister Mallory and three of Sophie's classmates from her school, BIOLA University, also joined us for food, fun and friendship.
A fun loving group to be sure
Our birthday lady,
We always have so much fun when we get together with the Johnsons no matter in what part of the globe we meet!
Reading Is FUNdamental
Death to ALL gang rapists
I'm sure that Donald Trump would back me up in this sentiment.
If he does, we finally have some common ground.
Italian art, cuisine and
a tour of Siena at Palio time
What was not to like in this book?