Last night our oldest son came over and we celebrated his birthday. His birthday is actually the 22nd but him, his girlfriend and his Mom all have to work that night so we did some holiday shifting.
It doesn’t seem so long ago that he was a little tiny boy running through our house. Now he has a tiny boy of his own running through his own house. I don’t know what makes me feel older the fact I have a son who has a son or I have a son who owns his own house.
They both make me feel old but they both make me smile. He and his small family are doing well.
His Mom and I made enough food for a large army and we only had a small army showing up. I, of course, smoked a whole brisket, a gallon of pinto beans and a few dozen chicken wings. His mother made a Chicago Bears theme birthday cake and put out a spectacular buffet.
Besides the BBQ brisket, wings and beans she made corn on the cob. I also made home made barbecue sauce which she put out with melted cheese, tortilla chips, potato chips, onion dip, pickles, onions several kinds of breads and rolls and a few other things I am forgetting.
Then we had the birthday cake and vanilla ice cream for dessert.
It was a pleasant evening with a lot of talk about sports. Tonight it was mostly football. Tebow was discussed. Pat White was talked about. T.J.’s team the Bears was analyzed and Christopher’s team the Buccaneers was diagnosed.
It was fun to talk sports with my kids.
A couple of friends of the boys came by. One was amazed at all the cooking things we have outside. He said “you have more things to cook outside than my family does inside.” I laughed because we have more things to cook outside than we have to cook inside too.
I guess he doesn’t know too many people who have a smoker, a deep fryer, a 30 inch griddle and a large grill on their deck.
All in all it was a nice little birthday party and I think everyone ate till they were full and if they didn’t they can come over today and help eat leftovers.