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In From the Cold – Party Time

Who is There

Who is there ?

in from the cold 1


in from the cold 2

Time to come in from the cold and …… Party.

Time to Party mt


It was my daughter’s 21st birthday this week. We actually celebrated earlier , a couple of weeks back to try to guarantee warm temperatures and hopefully milder weather. Well it was warmer than it is now. May have to do with the Frozen Theme for the party.  We had most of Tasha’s friends and cast-mates  from Elliot Lake Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers make it, plus a couple of parents and Cora Richer – Tasha Respite worker extraordinaire and good buddy.

EL Roundabout Cast & Crew1



Tasha was spoiled with gifts and blessed with friends, though One member of the family was convinced it was all about him.

For Me ?

For Me ?


In spite of the overcast sky, for many Party Time started with pool time.

Pool Time 1


Pool Time 2

Safety was guaranteed by Odin, the Lifeguard Poo(l)dle.

Pool Lifeguard  Dog does safety check.

Pool Lifeguard Dog does safety check.


Everyone who wanted to go go in the pool had lots of opportunity, some had several dips during the afternoon. No one was left out of activities.

Pool Time available for everyone.

Pool Time available for everyone.


Pool Bliss 1

Pool bliss – Henry has landed.

Pool Bliss 2

Party time means karaoke! Give them that old-time singing.

Time to Sing

If you don’t want to sing and dance , how about some Foosball ?

Fooseball Time1

Eventually it was time to open the gifts.

Gift Time gh


It was then time to eat.

Chillie in the Crockpot

We had prepared chili the night before. I had included what was left of a BBQ-ed Beef Brisket I had prepared earlier in the week. Liz had all the garnishings ready and had prepared her excellent potato salad.  I had baked a couple of French style sourdough baguettes that had chopped toasted garlic amongst the ingredients.

Sourdough Garlic Bread

Just to make sure there was enough food & variety available, ( Liz & I have strong ethnic backgrounds – never enough food, especially homemade.) there were Mild Italian & Honey Garlic sausages from the grill. 

BBQ Sausages


The only thing needed to top it off was lots of smiling friends to enjoy the day,……


Smiling Friends

……  and cake ( ice-cream optional , when is it ever optional ?) !

Cake Time

To bring the festivities to a close and emphasize warmth over Frozen, there was a pinata .  Swing that stick !

Pinata 1


Pinata 2


Pinata 3

Pinata 4


Pinata 5

Pinata 6

Open says sesame (swinging a stick).

Pinata Opened


Fun was had by all with treats and games for everyone. And Mom got a big thank-you kiss.

Thanks Mom



12 responses

  1. fun shots 🙂

    August 27, 2015 at 2:52 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks. 🙂

      August 27, 2015 at 10:49 am

  2. Thanks for sharing a great day

    August 27, 2015 at 3:01 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks Derrick. I do not do many family specific posts. I let my wife do the Facebook sharing. I kept you family memory posts in mind when working on this one. They are effective templates and helped me get into the right frame of mind.

      Since I was taking most of the photos on the fly as I helped with preparations and keeping the Liz’s well oiled party machinery plans in motion, I had to do a bit of cropping and creative interpretation to bring out the strengths & convey the atmosphere in the finished images. Almost got hit a couple of times by that pinata stick. 😀

      August 27, 2015 at 10:54 am

  3. Seems that it was a great party 🙂 Thank you, sharing with us too. I love the eating time 🙂 Love, nia

    August 27, 2015 at 5:25 am

  4. and yes, Happy Birthday to your daugther, 🙂

    August 27, 2015 at 5:27 am

    • elmediat

      Many thanks Nia. Will pass it on.
      I’m enjoying your B&W photo blog. I must visit more often. 🙂

      August 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

  5. Happy Birthday to your girl! …and a good time was had by all!

    August 30, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks. 🙂

      August 30, 2015 at 6:57 pm

  6. It looks like a lot of fun, Joseph. 🙂

    September 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    • elmediat

      It was hectic, but they really enjoyed themselves. There are a limited number of opportunities for them to get out and socialize and not all have equal access.

      September 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      • Well, it looks like there was something for everyone. So many activities! I bet you were tired out afterwards. 🙂

        September 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm

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