With Ronnie and Claire leaving for holiday next week, we squeezed our end of the year company holiday party in last night. Even booking way back in August, we were only able to secure a Thursday night for the much anticipated event: bowling at 300 San Jose in the Back 9! If you’re not familiar with the entertainment venue (there are a few locations nationwide), they promote themselves — and the Back 9 especially –as an all-in-one “trendy club/hot new bistro/upscale sports bar” so there’s a little bit of something for everyone and their dates.
After grabbing appetizers and drinks we spread out four to a lane which allowed everyone to get in plenty of games in between bites of our catered “Smokehouse BBQ Buffet” and brownie dessert bites. Special thanks to Suzanne and the event staff in the Back 9 who did a stellar job communicating with me to pull the night together. And, of course, thank you to Ronnie and Claire for hosting the event! Check out photos below: [slideshow=25]
Our Bebe au Lait office was more enchanted than haunted this Halloween. We had Dorothy, two princesses, a cute little cop and a baby chunky monkey visit us for some in-office trick or treating. Since several of our office mommies are uber healthy, we treated the kid to Play-Doh and pint-size toys along with traditional Halloween candies. (And cupcakes for the “big kids!”).
Rachael introduced the Switch Witch to Claire and later that night, the Switch Witch paid their kids a visit, switching out their candy to leave a present in its place.
Bebe au Lait sponsors and donates to many select causes throughout the year. Yesterday we were the proud sponsors of one particular cause that is close to my heart…our little girls’ elementary school! The girls are always thrilled when i help out at school and to be selfish, i love the way they make me feel when I’m there
About a week ago Friday, our closest family members and friends joined us for a fun-in-the-sun-filled afternoon barbecue in the park. We jumped in a jumbo-size bounce house complete with climbing wall, slide, and basketball “court” fit for big and little kids alike and competed in classic outdoor games like croquet, badminton, soccer, Frisbee, horseshoes…even a potato sack relay race!
Hot dogs, burgers, tri-tip and baby back spare ribs were barbecued on-site by one of our favorite local smokehouses. They also served up garlic bread, fresh fruit and green salads and their famous baked beans. Thank you to Christina and Alan for baking cupcakes and cookies and to Santa and her family for treating everyone to homemade tamales.
Two pinatas — one pull-string for the really young ones and a more traditional one for taking a swing at — were very popular towards the end of the evening. Notice the alternative use of our nursing cover!