Monday 14 November 2011

18th Birthday weekend

Wow, what a fabulous couple of days we have had.  This gorgeous girl was 18 on Thursday

We had a 'birthday tea' on Thursday night for 7 of us:

 this was the cake my 18 year old asked for (a replica of the one I made her for her 1st birthday!)
Then on Friday more family arrived and 10 of us squeezed in to my kitchen and more happy birthdays were sung and more bubbly consumed!

Saturday was the big party day.  I only have a small house, but we managed to cram a lot of people in  to the front room, the kitchen and the conservatory

We managed to squeeze about 40 family and friends in - some of whom had travelled a long way to be here and we hadn't seen for a while.  It was soooo much fun 

Daniel has grown up so much and is nearly walking

And Emily is growing up so quickly too

I thoroughly enjoyed doing all the 'catering' and feeding the masses - I do it very rarely so did get to enjoy it.
On Sunday morning a lot of family came round for a coffee before heading off on their journeys home.  By Sunday afternoon, we were all zombies on the settee - but happy ones with lots of happy memories


  1. Sounds like lots of fun times!

  2. sounds like a blast - love all the prep and the day - hate the cleaning up!

  3. Glad it all went so happily - looks like you all had fun.

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely time. And the cake looks amazing.

  5. You have a wonderful family! Gratulations!

  6. Ahhh, lovely photos Catherine - thanks for sharing. Now go and put your feet up!


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