Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day Fun

We hosted a low country boil for Labor Day for the family. Here I am holding my 2 favorite little boys in the whole world.
Joey (aka "Buddy") enjoyed chillin in the hammock with Jackson

Joey was the cook for the day...

In one pot we had potatoes, corn, smoked sausage, onions, asparagus, carrots, and shrimp.

While the food cooked, we relaxed..

looks like Mother and Daddy were dancing...

(they weren't)... and we played...

and visited.When the food was ready , the men emptied out the pot full of good eats...

right onto the table.

accompanied by Shawn's delicious pasta salad, watermelon, and bread .


After we ate, we played some more.The guys were fascinated with a blue tailed skink. Weseem to have them of the joys of life in the country.
The boys cooled off in their pools. Shannon actually got out the shampoo and gave them their baths outside, another perk to living in the country.

Hudson really enjoyed the "bath".

They put on their PJ's, and we ate chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert.

Shannon made the cake.

We have been making this delicious cake for years in my family.

Here is my piece.

It was a fun day, but we were all tired.

Thanks for sharing in our fun.


racheld said...


This is one of the most wonderful Summer events posted this year! Your beautiful family all together, with such a lovely day and such gorgeous food!! What a nice time you must have had.

We love the "bath outdoors" thing, as well. I know you have the water there for car-washing, I think you said, but I take the little yellow tub outside, bring out a BIG plastic pitcher of almost-boiling-from-the-tap water, squirt in some lavender baby wash, then temper it down JUST RIGHT with the hose.

She can sit there and play in the suds for a LONG time.

Then I get her all washed and toweled and into clean clothes or PJ's for her nap. It just seems they sleep better all clean and rosy. Your boys are just precious.

I really enjoyed your party---it was like being Back Home!

Nanette said...

Hi Sheila,
Looks like you had a blast! Everything looks delicious especially the chocolate cake. You have a couple of really adorable grandsons!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful day, and the food looks so Good! Thanks for sharing your day. Enjoy your weekend!

Whimsy Cookie Co. said...

Hi Sheila!
Precious pictures!! Your grandsons are so adorable and looks like a great time!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sheila, Your grandsons are sure cuties. Looks like so much fun and the low country boil...yummy!
Hugs, Sherry