Thursday, May 31, 2007

The whole crew - and baby too!

After a riotous dinner party with old friends the night before, hosted by Liccy, it was time for the family celebration at home.

It was so wonderful to have them all here for lunch - Lachy and Merry, Ben and Sunny with Alexanne and Sunny's parents, and Sarah.

What's the very best gift you could ever want for your 60th birthday? A new little granddaughter, of course! We all took turns prodding her to wake up throughout the day so we could see her eyes open. What a cutie she is!

Since Sunny's parents were visiting from Korea I decided pavlova birthday cakes would give them a little taste of Australiana.

The "No Fuss" Birthday begins

"I don't want any fuss", the Birthday Boy instructed, as his 60th approached. But as the word went out, one by one small groups of our friends and family decided they would each do something to make it a special time for him. Nothing OTT, nothing spectacular, no speeches - just small happy gatherings to let him know how much we all love him.

Our wonderful church garden volunteers were first, with a wicked chocolate cake and a champagne morning tea at the end of an energetic morning of sweeping up autumn leaves and pruning at the church.

The piece de resistance, however, was a singing birthday card. If you remember Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday, Mr President" to John F Kennedy, then you'll know exactly how the card sounded - except that in this case it was "Happy Birthday, Mr Wonderful"!

Now who, do you think, would have sourced such a cheeky card? Our indomitable Moo, of course!