Fountain of Youth

I don’t know how we got so lucky as to have so many young friends.  Last night we had a “youngs only” group over for dinner – we were the only doddering oldsters present. We were secretly hoping to osmose some of their youth, which, judging from a glance at the mirror this morning was completely unsuccessful,  but at least we had the chance to introduce them all to one another and celebrate the joy of having them all in our lives.

Ashleigh outdid herself once again with a charred corn salad, baked beans from scratch, lots of veggies for the non-carnivores in the group and a yummy strawberry-rhubarb crisp for dessert. The CE tended to the tri-tip and the weather was glorious – it was a perfect evening!

Strawberry-rhubarb crisp: hello summer!

Of course, it always somehow ends up being all about the dogs. Julia and Grant’s puppy, Henry, was the star of the show, running exuberant circles around the lawn and getting to know Chloe and Soho. I was trying not to be too invasive with the camera so the photos aren’t great, but you’ll get the idea:

Grant and Henry

Rebecca and Tom

Carly and Loren (Sorry, I caught him in mid-sentence)

Victoria, Henry and Julia

Andy and Alexandra

Getting to know you: Henry and Chloe observe each other from a safe distance

But by the end of the evening they were dogs’ best friends

Fun group!

Such a great evening and a lovely way to kick off the holiday. Happy Fourth, everyone!

Party pooped: Soho was tuckered out by the time the evening ended

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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5 Responses to Fountain of Youth

  1. phyllis gutsche says:

    Nice to see all the workers. How I enjoyed them all, so endearing and helpful during their time with you. The party looked very festive, indeed!

  2. dizzyguy says:

    CE here: It was very fun to see the youthful vigor of the many dear young people exceeded only by that of Henry, the floppy eared goat-dog. Lots of fun and fantastic food by Ashleigh. Thanks to all for coming!

  3. Julia says:

    Hi! Its me Henry the Goat-Dog! Thanks for all the fun, you have the BEST backyard, and tennis balls, ooh and the fountain, and that steak! mmmmmm drooooling! Please invite me back soon! I have so many corners, bushes, closets and scatmats left to explore. And I know there are more cats and feathered friends to meet. Thanks again!

  4. tdevir says:

    Wow what a fun BBQ! Am I too old to be invited next time?? Ha ha The menu was delicious- i always love your food pics. We dined on marinated flank steak and cucumbers in sour cream for our 4th BBQ- thanks to the yummy recipes you bequeathed me. Thanks Pollo! And happy 4th!

  5. alexandra says:

    Such a fun night! Thank you for the wonderful evening and entertainment. Watching Henry fun circles on the lawn was a definite highlight. Thank you again!

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