Grad Party!

Even though it monsooned through most of Tommy’s graduation party on Saturday, everyone still managed to have an awesome time.
We got to Pennsylvania on Friday night after sitting in the car motionless for almost two hours, in effort not to mess up the cupcakes I made.  We got to work right away, setting up tables, putting up decorations and running to Walmart for supplies.  We might have made it onto peopleofwalmart.com because we were those people in Walmart at 10PM with a little toddler.  In our defense, Munchkin got almost five hours of nap time during the day and was not interested in sleep in the least bit.
Me sleep? NEVER!

We woke up early Saturday morning to put the finishing touches on everything. We also took a bunch of trips to Giant to pick up things we remembered last minute and lots of ice to ice the keg.  Tommy fell in love with a Raspberry beer from the Iron Hill Brewery and he ordered a keg for the party, which was a huge hit.

As soon as the guests started arriving, it started to pour.  Luckily, the house has a huge enclosed deck which allowed everyone to still be outside even through the pouring rain.  The party was supposed to be a pool party and we were all disappointed that it was raining, but finally we decided that we would be getting wet in the pool anyway so what a little rain to stop us.

While we were in the pool, I put my mom in charge of taking photos and it left us with gems like this one.

Can’t blame her though, I left my camera on the wrong setting.  It’s a shame because we could’ve had some really nice photos.

After we all had enough of the pool, we changed and went for another round of food.  What is it about being in the pool that makes you starving? There was a ton of delicious food because Tommy’s mom is a chef extrordinaire.  She used to have her own deli and we are trying to convince her to start up a catering service because she’s that good.

After food, we cut the cake.

Nothing better than Carvel Ice Cream cake.

I was the official cake cutter and I was instructed to cut the cake into exactly 25 pieces, a totally random number because there was more that 40 people there.  My cake cutting skills prevailed and everyone got a piece.

The crowd started slowly dwindling and we were left with only those who were spending the night.  So what better to do than do for some night swimming.  Since we had our fair share of the keg, we decided to do crazy jumps into the pool.  We started with cannonballs and worked our way up to jumping in with tubes. 

I couldn’t figure out which setting to use on the camera to get clear action pictures in the dark, but the pictures I did get look pretty cool.

And since it’s not a party until I hurt myself, I managed to bite a huge chunk out of my tongue while swimming.  The best part of that is that we did so much crazy stuff with the jumps and I manage to crash into the side of the pool while just swimming some regular laps.  It’s also insane how quickly your tongue starts to swell.  Luckily, the cut wasn’t too huge and the bleeding stopped relatively quickly.  It still feels very strange and I can only chew on one side of my mouth.

On Sunday, we cleaned up the house, rationed out the leftover food and cakes, and went to Longhorn Steakhouse for dinner.  I signed up for Longhorn’s mailing list and we got a free appetizer.  I’m very torn about Longhorn though.  We enjoy the food a lot and their steaks are pretty amazing for the price, but the service kind of sucks.  I’m really not one to complain, as long as I get my food and it’s what I wanted I’m good, but yesterday we were left waiting forever and when we finally did get our food, I got something that I didn’t even order.

We got home pretty late and hit the sack early after a great weekend.

Hope you’re having a great day, even though it’s Monday.

Have you had any disappointing meals lately?
What’s the last self inflicted injury you experienced?

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