We decided to go to a hotel, take a suite and have the party there instead of at home. Home is a bit small and parking is impossible, so having the party in a hotel works *much* better. We liked that enough that we'll probably be at the same hotel (at the same floor) for New Year's too.
The preparations started at home. The suite at Richmonde hotel has a kitchen (and two bedrooms and a living room area) but not enough pots, pans and other gear for everything sol and her mom wanted to prepare. So most of the food was prepared at home.
|There were the shrimps for the pesto|
|That shredded bacon is for the carbonara that's left of the pesto there|
|The pump had to be primed a bit|
|But Timmy got the idea and started to do some damage|
|That's my mother-in-law||Pats|
|Ardie||Bobot and Keith|
|my brothers-in-law, Jay on the left, Bobot on the right|
|The pasta was great, missing from the picture was the most incredible clam chowder|
|The cake barely survived :-). So Sol had to make more when we got back home|
|Timmy met Julia, Sol's godchild, daughter of Rhoda, Sol's best friend, and one of mine now, too|
|The exhausted birthday boy|