22 October 2012

85 years young

On Friday my mother in law was 85.  So to honor this we threw a surprise party on Saturday. The weather was kind and a good time was had by all.  Here are a few pictures

Its a carrot cake

Surprise - sorry it blurry
Jack's birthday card
Rufus with a snack - all the things his Mum would prefer him not to eat!

Everyone wants to hold Laurie - Auntie Sara, Cousin Emma, Uncle Simon (think he'd like another!)  and of course Auntie Rachel

Grandma and her family
Back Row - Rachel, Jason, Sara, Ben, Simon with Joe, David
Seated - Emma, Rebecca with Laurie, Grandma with Rufus, Jack, Peter & Carla

Add the in laws - not sure what was so funny here

Rufus trying to escape

And because he's so cute -

Me without my glasses to hide behind


  1. Thanks for letting us hang out at the party! Happy Birthday to the Martiarch. What a great family gathering. Laurie is adorable.My favorite...the boys playing with the John Deare in the garden.

  2. How wonderful to have such a big family close enough to get together. We live quite far from all our relations except our kids who are in school about 2 1/2 hours away. This looks like a lovely time. Happy birthday to your mother-in-law. Love that big window!

  3. I would NEVER guess she's 85! My grandmother is 82, and takes great pride in not looking that old. :)


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