Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jam Packed Weekend

the best surprise ever!

smoked fish platter..yum!

6 foot long sandwich

the birthday cake..chocolate cake with chocolate frosting..delicious!

the whole spread for Sunday

cotton candy!

fresh strawberries, blackberries, and meringue cookies

chocolate and raspberry souffle

Grandpa holding a baby picture of himself that his sister (aunt Doris) gave him

This past weekend, I traveled to Houston for my Grandpa's 2nd Bar Mitzvah celebrations. He just turned 83 and in Jewish tradition the "normal" life span is 70 years old. So for those that live past that age are said to start their life over again. So essentially, my grandpa is now 13 years old!
He did an amazing job chanting his Torah portion in perfect Hebrew and he gave an outstanding speech that touched on the events that lead up to this day. After the temple services we celebrated with a big dinner at Tony's, one of the premiere restaurants in Houston. I didn't get pictures of all the food, but I couldn't go without documenting the desserts! We had chocolate and raspberry souffle's and homemade cotton candy as well as fresh strawberries and meringue cookies!

Then on Sunday we through my mom a Surprise 60th Birthday party at her friend Sharyn's house. It was the best surprise ever, she had no clue what was going on! Just seeing the shock and excitement on her face was priceless. We had the party at lunch, so we went all out with the Jewish Deli food (my favorite). We had smoked salmon, smoked whitefish, bagels, pickled herring, deli sandwich's, blintz souffle, quiche..and it just keeps going.
So, of course I got pics of all the food to share with everyone.
I couldn't have asked for a better weekend with family and great food!

1 comment:

  1. Other than the weekend that Joe & I got married, that was the busiest weekend of my life! It was WELL worth it! Every second felt like precious moments in time. I was exhausted by the time your mom's party rolled around, but I was so excited & happy for her! That was the best EVER! You & Sharyn did a wonderful job of planning it. Way to go! It was perfect.
    Love you!