2010年11月21日日曜日

I'm no Martha Stewart...

Bit of a big do here today. We had 17 people over for the day. With the four of us that made a total of 21 people for lunch. Wow. Oh and ten of those people? Kids. We had kids of 8,7,7,7,5,3,2,1,1,0. Wow. And something quite unusual for us we had five little boys in the mix.

It was a big day- first guest arrived at 9:30 and last left at 6:45. And as well as eating and talking and more eating and more talking we went down and picked apples. Yup, the majority of the guests were up from Nagoya for a day of apple picking and country fun. And because of the traffic getting here everyone arrived at different times and it took some of them over five hours to get here. That's commitment, huh? But the different arrival times meant the apple picking and eating didn't all happen at the same time either. So sort of like three sittings for lunch but overlapping each other, to boot!

The little boys really seemed to have a ball. They spent the whole day running around and swinging and kicking balls and climbing trees and just having a wild time. Poor Meg was a little overwhelmed I think but she and Amy were thrilled with a very compliant almost 2 year old willing to play baby as they squeezed her into a baby bouncer and patted her to 'sleep'.

K was amazing running the bbq and the pizza oven. I usually moan that it's not hot enough. Well today he got me a good one- the oven was so hot that it buckled (albeit temporarily) the pizza pan and singed my hair when I got too close- not even touching anything! It was rather silly then that I tried to pick up the tray with an oven mitt only to have it burn straight through. Ouch! Still he kept us in constant supply of yummy food while also running back and forth to the different places people had managed to get to but not quite get here. Go K!

It was me that was rather un-hostess-with-the-mostest. Just too much to do and not much space to do it in and I kept forgetting to give people drinks, or cutlery, or you know, incidentals like plates and things....

Still, it was a fabulous day and everyone was very gracious about the long waits on spoons and they all brought so much food as well as the food I made and the food K was keeping us supplied with and I think it went quite well.

Still, I got to the end of the cleaning up marathon at 11pm and felt that I am definitely a few place settings short of being Matsumoto's answer to Martha Stewart...

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

I hear that, I'm certainly no Martha Stewart either. ; ) I think you probably did a fantastic job though! And I bet they all had a blast just being with you and yours.

thefukases さんのコメント...

Thanks G- I bet your Thanksgiving was 100 times more relaxed and less frantic though!