Sunday, 9 November 2008

ANOTHER FABULOUS 40

Last Sunday was our daughter's 40th birthday. When I say "our" daughter I am referring to her proud "birth" parents (her mum and OG, as pictured below) and her "acquired" parents (James and mygoodself).


We had a great family gathering of 40 men, women, children and OG with our chef grandson rustling up the most wonderful cordon bluer meal that we had ever, ever had in our lives. Thanks a billion Vinnie and sorry for leaving you with the washing up!.
The children had their own "party" room and screechy things to blow (who bought them those? I'll kill them).



The party girl had her own party room. (She's the one that's missing because she took the photograh - bad planning girl)

The remainder of the assembled crew ate in the new kitchen/family room where they had immiediate and instant access to copious amounts of food and drink. (They weren't daft were they?)




This is the unusual cake.




And this is the unusual sight of OG's two wives getting rat assed together.




A pretty good time was had by all, culminating in a few tired bodies draping themselves around the living room to watch Lewis Hamilton win the F1 world title. Good day, or what?!
And finally ..... If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all

19 comments:

rosiero said...

You look like you have a restaurant in the midst of your home!!! The cake is a wonderful idea. I take it there were 40 little cakes?

Maggie May said...

I do like your cake idea!
Love the photos of you all and OG doesn't look grumpy at all! He looks very amiable!
Great to have a family gathering like that.

Valleys Mam said...

now that looks like a really sussed family party
How nice to see you and OG you look a smashing pair - thanks for includig us in :>)

jay said...

I love the cake idea!! And it's so pretty!

Looks like a great party all round. Your daughter is very lucky to have both sets of parents in her life.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Atually, now you come to mention it Rosario......! Yes, there were 40 cakes and 40 people. How about that for anal planning!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Maggie, with two beautiful wives why should be look grumpy?!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for the compliment Valleys Mam. Don't know if it is entirely true though. I know one or two people that would disagree with your remark.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, Jay, and I am constantly telling her this.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It looks as though you all had a great time, and a good idea to keep the children separate. Love family parties - we had an 80th for my twin aunts last week. And that type of "cake" is becoming very popular.

Happy Birthday to your daughter.

A x

Stinking Billy said...

Lovely post. Great pictures, happy text and a joy to read.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Looks like a pretty good party to me. Lovely cake.

CJ xx

Anonymous said...

Would loved to have been there...what a party. So good to see the family. How old is Vinnie...lets see...I have two grandaughters.......
Flagmaker

Sandi McBride said...

Rat assed...I love it! Happy birthday to the Girl and many more...can't believe you left Vinnie with the washing up with all those kiddies there...they couldn't turn a hand? Fun post!
hugs
Sandi

Retiredandcrazy said...

I have passed your birthday wishes on Anne. Thanks.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Why Billy, thank you kindly.

Retiredandcrazy said...

It was a good party CJ

Retiredandcrazy said...

Vinie is 27 now Flagmaker, and my word! you do have two granddaughters don't you. You wouldn't think of matchmaking would you?!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, "rat assed" is a good old Anglo Saxon term Sandie!

Retiredandcrazy said...

By the way Sandie, we didn't REALLY get Vinnie to wash up. It just made for a better story!