Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Weekend Recap # 12

IN THE NEWS: According to World Magazine, there's a 15 mile of U. S border fence (that keeps illegal immigrants from coming into that area) near Columbus, N.M. with a problem. What is it? Well, 1.5 miles of it is built on Mexican soil and now that the Mexican government learned of the territorial infringement they want to recover their land. So our government may have to spend $3 million to tear it down and rebuild it on American soil.

Well, I'm sure you ALL were waiting with bated breath for the recap of my exciting weekend. (PS. Sarcasm is hard to write)

So let's see...what did I do... Oh yeah! I went to a surprise birthday pool party on Friday.

Yeah. Let's talk about that. First off, let me preface this description of the party with a "I do not have this kind of money" statement. These are people I just happen to know--who just so happened to know how to throw a really kick-butt party.

The birthday couple just had a big old underground pool installed in their backyard--complete with fountains pouring into the pool, lights that changed color, an outside brick fireplace and piped in music all along the property.

Sweet set-up, huh? It was.

The party was catered and had a root beer keg for the kiddies and margarita and cherry vodka lemonade for the adults--along with various and sundry drinks. Servers were floating around with trays of jumbo shrimp (not an oxymoron in this circumstance), clams casino, egg rolls and dumplings. Oh, yeah. They had a magician who worked the crowd and made balloon hats for the kids. (And a few adults)

My daughter was--no lie--the first one in the pool and the last one out of the pool when we finally were able to drag her out at 10PM. She normally goes to bed at 7:30, so that was a late night for her.

The next day we went to beach. Surprise surprise. BUT--and this is a big BUT--we found little starfish in the ocean. Actually, it was the first time I ever caught starfish. We caught ten to be exact which my daughter took excellent care of until we let them go when it was time for us to go home.

After dinner, we biked back to the beach for the Fourth of July fireworks which had been postponed on Wednesday. It was a beautiful night for them. This was the first time my daughter saw them--aside from our Disney Trip. But she thoroughly enjoyed EVERY SINGLE ONE of them and was so excited to be there (and staying up late two nights in a row). It was adorable.

Basically, that was our weekend.

So how was your weekend?


Chicki said...

I really want to hate you, but you're too sweet. What a life.

I cleaned my house this weekend, okay!

Sounds like a FABULOUS party.

Elle Fredrix said...

So, if the fence is on their side, can the legally cross it?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Chelle Sandell said...

We had heard about the fence, but I'll stay off my soapbox for now!

Sounds like a wonderful weekend honey! We love to live thru your adventures. DH wants to go to Mexico for his next R&R. We were going to try not to spend alot of money cause it takes away from house fund...but we haven't had much time alone.

Our weekend was calm and quiet. Ate out a couple of times and went to see a couple of movies. Have you seen Transformers? I have 2 boys so it was a must see and they LOVED it. Had to go buy the action figures after we got out of movie and the 4 yo won't let go of his.

Cynthia Brayden-Thomas said...

Jennifer, you live an enchanted life. :)

Our weekend was quiet. My older children stayed with Grandma on Saturday night, so my husband and I sat by our pool (above ground, no lights, no music, no jumbo shrimp or magicians) and read books we picked up from the library. It was almost like being on vacation. Later, when it got dark, we turned on the (one) pool light (it's red) and swam together. Tres romantic, until Bill started perseverating on the drowned Japanese beetles bugs and scooping them out with his hands. Ah well.