We decided to throw an impromptu BBQ on Sunday, after Nick finally got his new grill unpacked. You know how people always joke around about women buying new purses? Well, that's sort of how Nick is about his grill. But hey, the man makes anything on his grills taste amazing so whatever, he can buy as many grills as he needs. Anyway, he set it up and then we needed an excuse to grill copious amounts of food. Enter the perfect excuses: 1)we need to celebrate for Scott, 2)we need to show off Big Ugly and how we're slowing and surely transforming her into Big Stylish (in my own opinion, that is) and 3)we need to socialize with all the guys Nick works with so I can meet all the wives. Hence, the shin dig.
It was SO FUN! Good times were had (I hope) by all.
We started with just Team Engelbrecht, unwrapping a few gifts.
While the big kids were actually playing with the basketball hoop that came INSIDE of it, Warren was having the time of his life with the BOX. I know that mothers everywhere always joke about kids liking the boxes better, but it still never ceases to amaze me.
Don't these boys look like they're up to no good?
If you're trying to make out if Scott's shirt really says what you think it says, yes, it does. And the best part? I got this shirt months ago, WAY before he started referring to himself as such. As most of you know, I'm a little psychic. I got it from watching the X-Files all those years ago :)
Then everyone showed up and we all headed outside to play and eat. And eat. And eat. And then eat just a little more.
This is Mindy's son Russ. Doesn't he look like he should be Warren and Scott's brother? BTW, Mindy, if you're reading this and you would rather I not post pics or name names, just let me know. I can totally take it all down.
My sweet Lee, who, despite appearances, is just five months older than Ava. A lot of times, people seem to expect him to ACT like a ten year old, since he LOOKS like a ten year old, but he's just a sweet almost-five year old, and I think this pic captures his personality perfectly!
A rainbow, without the pesky rain...
Time for cake!
Lee's little brother Easton...
Making laundry day even MORE fun!
Happy Birthday Baby!