A fabulous time was had by all:
|the little ones gave Nana a butterfly shaped tiara and she wore it proudly all night long.|
|Appies! Melon & prosciutto and Shrimp Cocktail. Yes please.|
|Hubby hard at work grillin' up some ribs.|
|Cousins the younger generation...|
|...and the more "mature" generation.|
|my god I love these girls so much...|
|someone was waiting very patiently for that cake to be served already!|
|Patience is rewarded...|
|I call this Nana's "bloody awful" face. She really didn't like the champagne we had for her toast.|
My aunt put together an amazing slide show of Nana's life. I was too busy sobbing my eyes out to take pictures but managed to steal this one from my cousin. There were so many pictures I had never seen - including one of her as a young woman sitting in a bomb shelter in London during the Blitz. What a truly incredible life she has led...
|my amazing Nana & Poppa on their wedding day in 1951.|
|Photobomb! My brother, sis in law and me invade a Nana selfie...|
We decided to end the night by launching some paper lanterns in Nana's honour. On each lantern family members wrote their wishes for her in the coming year.
It was a lovely thought but none of us were really sure how it was going to turn out. Luckily it was the beautiful gesture we hoped it would be...
|preparing the first lanterns for flight...|
|Nana ready to launch her first one. Miraculously no one was injured during the launch of the lanterns. Nor did we set the wooden dock on fire...|
|In flight! They looked so beautiful all up in the air.|
|At one point we got a little concerned they might drop down into a field somewhere and start a fire. I think we avoided that...|
|some of them - like mine - never took flight.|
|you really did spawn off a bunch of crazies Nana...and we love you for it!|
|a beautiful (almost) full moon at the end of a wonderful day.|
Happy 90th Nanners!