Monday, May 25, 2009

Partying and the Ponies

The busy weekend, part 2. In addition to a baby shower this past weekend, we took time to celebrate D's birthday Saturday. Yep, the guy is over 21. At least some wise guest thought he should be reminded of that! We descended upon our favorite Mexican restaurant, La Rosita's. We had a nice group of friends and family join us to help celebrate. Too bad some other family members couldn't join us as there are plenty of them with birthdays this week too. So an official Happy Birthday goes out to Jen, Jody and Sarah! We ate plenty for all of you!
On Sunday, we had a great time at the horse races at Churchill Downs. Rain was in the forecast, but it turned out to be a beautiful day. We live pretty close to there, but have only been to the races a couple of times. Of course we've never been to the Oaks or Derby, that's out of our league, but it's still a fun thing to do on any regular race day.
Some of us, were not too so lucky with our $2.00 bets.

Then there were a few enthusiastic winners in the group. I guess this must be E's lucky week. (She just got accepted in the Masters of Engineering Management program at Northwestern! Way to go, E!)
And Grandpa B had a very good day at the races too. I think this was the first time he'd been to the horse races and he came out way ahead. A whole $19.00 !Over all, we all had a great time. It was amazing to see so many families, even with small children, there. Churchill is really a wonderful facility and makes for a nice entertaining afternoon, even if you don't bet on the ponies.
Thanks for stopping by. Back to some quilting and sewing this week. Hopefully I'll have something to show for my efforts next time. In preparation for house guests, the sewing room and basement were cleaned and re-arranged last week. So hopefully that will help me organize my thoughts and plans for the next project without getting sidetracked! Wish me luck on that!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

The Great Grands made it home safe and almost sound. We really are beginning to think that our backsides are formed in the shape of the bucket seats!

We had a great time with all of you and really look forward to the next big event, the Baby!

Thanks for a great weekend,

Dad and Pat