Monday, September 8, 2008

Double Nickels

My dad turned "double nickels" (55) on Saturday. To help him celebrate his birthday, my mom played hostess with the mostess and invited a bunch of their friends over. So, on a Saturday night, my husband and I were partying with a group of people who can order off the senior menus. Seriously, though. my parent's friends are a lot of fun and I have always hoped that I will have the same thing when I'm their age. The sad thing about all of this is that most of these couples act younger than my husband and I do! Perhaps these "youngsters" should take notes and from the "oldies."

My dad opening his presents.

My sister and her coffee pot outfit.

For practice, my husband gave my dad a few sobriety tests. His first test was "follow the stick with your eyes," which he failed.

Here is my dad failing the "put one foot in front of the other and walk in a straight line" test.

My dad went on to fail the third and final test, which was standing on one leg and counting to 30. It's a good thing he only had to travel up a few stairs that night, which he managed safely.

Happy Birthday to my father who doesn't even read this blog - to my father who doesn't even know how to turn on a computer!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great Monday!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad he made it upstairs safely. :)

That is too funny.

hilltopper said...

loving the coffee pot outfit, it took me a minute but i got a giggle all the same.

Liz said...

Isnt he cute!

My parents just got the net YESTERDAY, so I know all about having a blog no parent reads. :)

teacherwoman said...

Happy belated birthday to your dad! Sounds like it was a great time!

Kerri said...

Looks like your Dad had a fun Birthday! Cherish your moments with your parents...I know you do always blog about what a wonderful time you have with them. My Dad turned 85 this year!