This weekend, Gerry and I decided to have a bar-b-q with some of our neighbors. John and Melissa used to live across the street from us but had to move to Arizona because of John's work. They were in town recently and we thought it would be fun to have them, and some of our other friends from the neighborhood, over for dinner. Gerry bar-b-qued burgers, hot dogs and Italian sausage he got from Viviano's. Our neighbor Theresa brought pasta salad and artichoke dip, Jen brought a spicy relish dip and a berry pie, and Melissa brought corn and cucumbers, tomatoes and onions in Italian dressing. I also baked (yes, that's right...I baked) S'mores bars. We all had a lot of fun and the kids played really well together. Parker, Mason and Sydney are getting so big. It's sad that they don't live close to us anymore because Mason and Maria really enjoyed playing together. And little Sydney is such a doll!
Sunday was our niece Olivia's 1st birthday party. I can't believe that little squirt is already a year old! The party was a lot of fun and Laura did a great job with all the decorations. They had a cupcake theme and Laura baked Olivia's cake out of a giant cupcake mold. It was too cute! Unfortunately, I was only able to take a few pictures of Olivia eating her cake. She sure had fun eating it!