Sunday was my little teeny baby bopper brothers birthday. He turned 20! I guess that means he is not a baby bopper. Birthdays are big in our family. We love a reason to celebrate and get rowdy. My family is a super fun crowd. We always do odd things like buy funny colored chickens off the street in Mexico, wear wrestler masks and eat way too much cake.. Our parties are real parties.
For some reason I think my parent's like Christiaan the most. Maybe that's because he's the only one who didn't move out when he was 18. So my older brother and I plus my spouse and his girlfriend met at my parents house for the fiesta on Sunday at 5 o clock. My mom is an amazing cook. She makes the best home cooked meals ever. Steak, potatoes, veggies, fruit, asparagus, stuffed mushrooms….. oh yum. She loves birthdays and family dinners and really any other gathering. Because she like to cook us delicious food. Since probably all that Brennon and I eat are frozen meals and rice? Because who doesn't love rice?
Anyway after dinner we played our first game. Which I highly suggest, it was a blast! However maybe you should wait till a while after dinner. My dad kept saying he was going to throw up in his bad. To play this game, you take a brown paper bag and set it on the ground. You can only have your feet touching the ground - no knees or hands - nothing! You have to bend down and pick the bag up with your mouth and bring it back to standing position. Every time you pick it up successfully you cut an inch off and repeat. Eventually you get to a point where you seriously can't do it anymore, or you make it till the bag is all the way flat. I made it flat ya'll! Be proud. This game was so much fun, but my legs hurt incredibly bad yesterday. I apparently need to stretch out before making out with a paper bag in the future.
My dad and his technique.
My momma getting kicked over by the birthday boy, rude! =)
My technique was awesome. I had one leg stretched out to the side, doing a one sided split then crouched the other leg as shown. It worked well, I was the first to make it flat.
After everyone either mastered or miserably failed the paper bad game, we brought out the crowd pleasers. We had a piñata! It's becoming a birthday tradition. That started as a christmas event in Mexico last year. I highly suggest everyone do this when entertaining.As you can tell from the videos below, everyone is laughing hysterically and you get candy. Candy and Laughs - it get's no better. It has been proven that you can't have a bad night when there is a piñata around.
Birthday Boy Christiaan
My handsome husband
And of course, everyone loves Shia L Spinelly, she is always a party favorite. Look how creepy I am in the back. I am just watching my brothers and baby girl like I've never seen anything so tender.
If I may just add in how proud I was of the coordination of my outfit. I found my jeans at Wet Seal for $15, they are coral colored =). My over-shirt Nordstrom Rack, who knows where I got my plain white Tee from, and my Necklace Forever 21for like 6 bucks! I love their cheap jewelry! For some reason my head looks humongous. You guys would tell me if I had a ginormous head right? right??