Monday, 22 September 2014

A Birthday Bash

On Tuesday my Mum will be 80 and to celebrate we actually managed to get the entire immediate family together for lunch yesterday... all 14 of us! I had great plans to take loads of photos to mark the occasion but what with dishing up enough food to feed a small army and a glass or two of Prosecco too many, I forgot I was meant to be chief photographer! I did manage a few snaps only to inadvertantly delete them this morning. What a  twit! However with the benefit of modern technology and the advice from some friends I have retrieved them...
 
 
As it is rare for me to get all four of my sons together at the same time I thought it would be good to get a shot of them that I might be able to print out and frame... but this was their idea of posing for a photo!

 
Of course there was cake... an apple and blackberry frozen yoghurt cake which was rock solid in the centre but starting to melt at the edges... but still tasted good!

 
And a chocolate fudge cake with champagne truffles. I decided to forego putting 80 candles on the cake and had sparklers instead but by the time I got the 0 lit the 8 had burned out so no photo of Mum with a sparkling cake!

 
But at least I got a picture of her with her grandsons when they finally stopped climbing on each other!

 
Happy birthday for tomorrow Mum. xxx

26 comments:

  1. I love the family photos! Much better than the staid Victorian pictures of my grandparents. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  2. Raising four sons who will still make silly poses together in adulthood is a good achievement. Just curious though, was there a checked shirt theme going on there?

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  3. Looks as though you had a great family party, they are the best sort!

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  4. It looks like your Mum thoroughly enjoyed her party. Great photos and well done for getting them back after you'd deleted them, didn't know you could do that xx

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  5. Happy Birthday, Gina's Mum! πŸŽΆπŸ·πŸ’πŸŒž Your handsome boys look wonderful and you've captured a fantastic happy memory. Great job photographer!

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  6. Aww, family celebrations are just the best. Birthday greetings to your mum.

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  7. All those checked shirts! Was it a country music bash?!

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  8. What a lovely celebration and glad the boys behaved for your last photo. Xxx

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  9. Happy 80th to your mum Gina.I've been told by my designer daughter that check shirts are on trend this season. Whatever the season its a lovely picture of your family, you must be very proud.

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  10. Happy Birthday Gina's Mum!!!!!!! I hope that you have a great Birthday and that you enjoyed your party. It looks like great fun. Love the photos of your four sons Gina! xx

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  11. Boys will be boys - lovely photos nonetheless. I'm sure your Mum thoroughly enjoyed her birthday and her grandsons. Nice for you to have them all together too. The cakes were just the icing on the cake!!

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  12. What a lovely looking family, & 80 a great age. x

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  13. Lovely photos it looks like you had such fun. I like fun photos rather than the formal posed ones, which is lucky because I can never get a 'sensible' photo of my sons either. :)

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  14. fab photos Gina. what lovely sons you have. you must be so proud!

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  15. Happy Birthday to your mum, Gina. She looks very happy in between all those dashing young men. x

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  16. Fabulous photos of your handsome boys!

    Happy Birthday to your Mum, she does NOT look 80 :)

    x

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  17. What a lovely time you all had - both those cakes look amazing. I'm sure boys never really grow up!

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  18. So glad you didn't lose the photos. What a happy family gathering.

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  19. I rather like the heap of boys pic.

    My four vary so much in height (5'2" shorter girl to 6'1" taller boy) that group pics are a nightmare to take.

    Happy Birthday to your Mum x

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  20. Gina, I think that I might be just in time to wish your Mum a very Happy Birthday before midnight.

    This post is full of sons, grandsons, cakes and a beautiful group portrait with the Birthday Lady.

    All beautiful! xo

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  21. Interesting. I was under the impression that my 4 boys would outgrow that puppy-like climbing on one-another :) Looks like a wonderful party!

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  22. What a delightful and good looking bunch of happy folks! Your Mum must have felt so enfolded by family, sitting between your handsome boys with you in front of her taking the picture. I'll bet they all had something to say about the TSG and I'll bet it made sense. Better to continue on your way making lovely art and ignore them!

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  23. A very happy 80th to your Mum! Looks like it was a wonderful party! And I love the photos of the boys :) xx

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  24. Oh, I missed it - still catching up I'm afraid.

    How lovely to have all your boys together with your Mum.

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  25. I'm still catching up too -- just wanted to pop in and say what a good looking lot of boys you've got there Gina!!!

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