Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dad's 60th Birthday Bash

My Dad celebrated a very big Birthday milestone last month. Laura and I had planned a surprise party for Dad's big 6-0. We almost made it to the party without him finding out, but a little mishap let it slip the weekend before, oh well, we tried. Thankfully, Dad had no idea Riley and I would be there, so when he walked in he was still really surprised. Everyone had a great time and we had about 40 people show up to celebrate!! Thanks to everyone who helped, we couldn't have done it without you! Seeing everyone at the party from my childhood made me really homesick, but in a good way.

 Dad's Record Player Cake by Gigi

 Me, Dad and Aunt Cheryl (wow I hope I age as awesome as these 2!)

 Aunt Laura and Riley

 Me, Riley and Aunt Laura

 Party People!!

 Did I mention the Razorback game was on too?

 Uncle Ryan giving Riley a ride

 Can't go to Baba's house without getting your new cast stuck in the pool table!

 Bed jumping with Sooie

Bed jumping with Porkchop

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

We were suppose to go camping with some friends the weekend of Halloween, but it decided to snow.  Darn :)  I am trying to be more outdoorsy and like camping, but lets just say a last minute change of plans to go to Cleveland to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was awesome! Definitely something I have always wanted to do and as a rock and roll music lover, it's one of the coolest things to visit. Riley did so well, guess we will pass on the love of rock and roll forever!!

Pyramid = Rock and Roll, duh

Hot Dog from the Phish tour
Misc Hanging cars probably from another tour
Well, you get the idea
Riley posing with his future instrument
An up and coming Beatles's fan!
Hand-holding camera pose, not bad
Johnny Cash's tour bus

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I attempted to make costumes again for Halloween. 
Things I have learned during this endeavor:
  • Procrastination does not work for costume making, so I ran out of time and didn't get to make my costume.
  • I cannot sew well by hand, get a sewing machine.
  • A hot glue gun is a good friend.
  • Need an airbrushed abs onesie? Pittsburgh has 3 specialty air brush stores, who knew!

 Riley as.....SPARTACUS! (or a Gladiator for those who don't know Spartacus)

Trying out the double sword fighting
Batiatus and his slave Spartacus
Music time with Teddy

Ending the night hanging out with zombie baby