Today is Ethan's birthday, however we celebrated it on Sunday. We had a fabulous meal that included homemade potato soup, I understand why Ethan hunt down all those potatos in the garden now, it was GREAT! Angie makes the best homemade dinner rolls I have ever tasted, surpassing both of my favorite cooks, my Great-Aunt Julia and my Mother. She has become the third great cook in my family. She has come a very long way from the girl who couldn't even boil water without burning it and who absolutly refused to peel an onion no matter what punishment she was threatened with! She even concocted a very good spicy veggie dip, which she refused to write down for me. Aden picked flowers and made the table setting.
After dinner we went outside. After a moments rest
poor Ethan was put to work. Herding turkeys,
instructing the truculent chickens on proper behavior,
and then he was forced to eradicate garden pests and feed them to the fowl.
Finally the poor boy had to resort to hiding behind the yard swing cusion.
He was finally coerced out by Aunt Sarah for a photo op.
And Aden too!
Then Dad brought out his old jalopy and gave rides around the farm.
Then it was back to work again. Putting the flock away for the night. There's my Chicken Chasers!!!
And helping dad with a few strays.
Finally it was time to go in and the party to start.
But first some semi-nude balloon volleyball.
Then Cake and Ice Cream!!! Did I say Cake? OH NO, it's a tomato worm!!!
And he had to exterminate this one too!
And since no one offered her any cake and ice cream, while everone else was busy, Ginger decided to clean up the table!