We had a friend and her two young sons over for dinner tonight.
for her husband and parents are out of town
(but not together!)
The youngest had a ball game so it was an early dinner
When they got here, we played "Stump Alexa"
and they did!
Then the boys and Alexa told "silly" jokes!
We had a lot of laughs!!
Whenever we have company
it's always dinner in the dining room
The lace tablecloth,
Spode Blue Italian
A deconstructed Caesar salad to start
Spaghetti with real homemade Italian Ragu
(thank you Gina Stipo -- it is the best!)
Ice cream (not homemade) for dessert
with homemade strawberry sauce
or homemade chocolate sauce
And then they were gone . . .
off to practice ball (or watch a ball practice)
The boys are such gentlemen for 9 and 11
And they were great dinner conversationalists.
And Sarah was such a sweetie . . .
She brought me this beautiful orchid for a hostess gift!
It surely brightens the breakfast room
for it's the centerpiece of the breakfast room table!