Well, aside from going to Kroger and making a pot of chili and a pumpkin pie, I didn't get much done today, but at the end of the day Michael had a cookout around the firepit, which was fun for him, I know.
As soon as all the boys had arrived, I walked out onto the back patio and made a funny observation. These guys have all been Michael's buddies for several years now, and all of them have suddenly grown, and grown, and grown...
So there were 4 sets of very long legs all stretched towards the fire, all the boys bundled up in sweatshirts and/or hoodies, and there was Michael in shorts and flip flops, legs tucked underneath him as he fed the fire or roasted hotdogs - or brats or sausages, not sure which. I got all of them. Bart and Clay ate bowls of chili, which was fine. It's a good, filling meal.
A little while ago they all came in, and immediately discovered the candy in my living room. Hopefully it distracted from the horribly tarnished silver. [Which is so tarnished now it looks like gold. Ack. Never get around to that chore...]
Anyway, without further ado, here are some shots. You should be able to click on them and make them bigger.
I was so glad all of Mike's buddies could come over before the Thanksgiving holidays take everyone away to different gatherings.
One interesting note, all the boys are athletes. Matthew and Clay are tennis players. Bart is on the swim team and on the water polo team. Colton does baseball and tennis. Michael does tennis and wrestling. All good boys, and smart. We are so blessed they are in our lives.