|Chad setting up the croquet "course" in their backyard.|
|Clark helping Chad set up the course.|
|Amanda, with spade in hand, preparing to remove a weed with stickers which we were unable to pull by hand.|
|Amanda needed a little help with that because her spade wasn't quite sharp enough to cut through it, so Clark got out his tool of choice and helped. All of that for one prickly weed. Amanda was quite pleased!|
After playing croquet, everyone had worked up an appetite so we went in for dinner. And yes, here is proof that I can, and do, cook!
After dinner, Chad blew out his candles on a version of Millionaire Pie Amanda had made for him.
Finally, Chad got to open his gift.
The cats also enjoyed Chad's birthday!
We played guys against girls and were pretty evenly matched. We had a great time celebrating Chad's birthday with him and were glad we left the valley early so we could be here for it!