To celebrate, she had a get together with her med school friends on Friday night. Josh and I drove out there after work and hung out with a bunch of her pals. There were a ton of people (duh, everyone loves Bug!), and my sis was mouthy and bouncy as ever.
Saturday, we had a family bbq to celebrate her birthday. The weather was beautiful. That, plus family and a fridge full of beer and wine, what more could we ask for?
Grandma making her famous stuffed mushrooms.
Grandpa, drinking a beer by the pool.
My little cousins came along with my aunt and uncle. They didn't leave the pool from 1pm until 8pm. They are so darn cute.
Hailey in her pink wayfarer knockoffs. So hip. :)
Vegging by the pool.
My dad and Uncle Frank were all over the bbq. They cooked up tri-tip and Italian sausage, which were so delicious.
Jackie and PJ.
Some excellent pool action shots by Jackie (featuring Josh in Hailey's glasses)
My grandpa and Ella, taking a break from the excitement.
Josh and PJ goofing off, as usual.
The Birthday Girl!
Grandma and Ella.
After dinner and birthday cake, the fam started packing up and heading back to their respective homes. Bug decided that she wanted to karaoke once the fam had left, so we loaded up in Jackie's minivan and headed to the best place we know of for karaoke.
Unfortunately, there was a cover band there instead. Boo. After a few more unsuccessful attempts, we finally found karaoke at the cheesiest dive bar (if you can even call it a bar) in the Valley: Canoga Bowl. Luckily (?) we were some of the only people, so Josh and Bug got to sing their hearts out. A few more drinks led to stellar performances by both. :)
We got home late and did a little night swimming before hitting the sack.
Today, I woke up and went to Connie's baby shower (I'm sure there will be a fabulous photo post from either Wan or WeeMo who were snapping away) and then to the mall with Bug and Josh. I have a little work to do tonight, and then time to turn in early -- it has been an action-packed weekend!
Happy Birthday to my fabulous baby sister -- I love you!