50th birthday Celebration Eeyore and Blanton
it was a busy week followed by a weekend of 4 birthday parties...
Picked #1 son up from a party here in West Lake Hills. Would I care for a glass of wine? well, yes, and thank you! it was good wine too.
the scene above might lead one to believe we were in some rural area, far from city life. the great thing about West Lake Hills is that the natural setting is only about ten miles from a bustling downtown, the Tx State Captiol and UT campus. West Lake Hills is a city within a city, we are surrounded by the city of Austin, but still separate. an island of rural inside an urban area.
It was Eeyore's 50th birthday party.
I saw this friendly guy passing by with a fistfull of fresh onions, dirt still hanging from the roots. "NICE ONIONS!" I yelled (I yell at people often). he stopped to complain that nobody wanted his onions. kat was glad to accept some of his harvest. "thanks onion man!"
some rituals must be observed, the giant smoked turkey leg, best wurst, real ale and saint arnold's
some of the costumes this year.
he was "Donkey Hote" (Don Quixote)
we had a bit of a scaled back Eeyore's birthday this year. we didn't really dress up, we didn't take along any percussion instruments and join a drum circle... we had another 50th birthday party to attend that same day.
Blanton Musuem of ART turned 50!
membership has its benefits. the reserved table and complimentary food... all good!
the membership is worth this one party alone.
DJ El John Selector was working in the courtyard
Brownout was AWESOME!
they even had some break dancers getting into the music.
T Bird and the Breaks were great as well. I hope we can find a show to take the kids along to see T Bird, we all love their music.
and in the middle of this past week, we attended a Yelp Elite party at Lucy's Retired Surfer bar.
exotic rum drinks, beer from Kona Brewing Co (Hawaii), chicken, shrimp and lei'd exotic women....
YELP even gave us some awsome ELITE socks! I'll admit that Alicia looks better in her socks than I did mine, won't subject you to a pic of me in the socks.
the school hosted an evening of art, eat and play. #1 son signed up to play guitar. he was happy to sing songs (Deep in the Heart of Texas, Yellow Rose of Texas etc). he performed steadily for the whole 30 minutes.
we attended the "grand opening" of a new rooftop deck downtown, Micheladas.
free alcohol brings out all sorts of people. it was crowded and it only takes a few tobacco smokers to fog up a whole outdoor area. the table of 4 next to us chain smoked the whole time.
the food and drinks were pretty good! but we'd had enough second hand smoke. we made a quick exit and decided we'd rather pay to be comfortable. we left for some Portugese wine and some salad over at Fleming's.
Fleming's was pretty good! they regularly send us $50 gift certificates to come in and try them, I won't discard the next one! kat enjoyed browsing their wine list-iPad.
we also had a neighborhood ice cream social this weekend, and yet another birthday party. #2 son asked for a face tattoo as we were getting ready to go hang with the neighbors.... sure.