Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ninety Years

On Sunday we had a party to celebrate my Grandmother's ninetieth birthday and her new house (an addition to my parents' house). Funny story: Grandmother is a twin, and she spent her actual birthday with her twin sister. Even at their ages, these ladies are CRAZY competitive. [You do NOT want to play a board game against them.] My mom called my great aunt and asked how her party was; when she asked how many people did she have, she told my mom, "About... 51." You know, roughly. So our goal was to beat that number. We had 76. Or so ;-).

Some photos...

This is a bad picture, but we were able to play some of her favorite records on an old Victrola my parents have. She likes Big Band.

From the florist.

I made cheese crackers, pecan tassies, and chicken salad finger sandwiches. We also put out cheese and crackers, fruit skewers, nuts, and of course a cake.

Sherbet punch -- now it's a party!

Winnie will kill me for posting this, but I thought her jacket was so cute.

More cuties

My family really knocked themselves out trying to get the house ready for the party. They are still rebuilding after Hurricane Ike did so much damage last year. This is the new downstairs bathroom, which Annie put together last week. Everyone loves the faucet.

Close-up of the creepy hand soap. Don't you love it? Available here.


  1. It looks like she had an amazing birthday! And those soaps are really creepy, but I guess not as bad as dolls heads!

  2. Baby doll hand soaps --- who even found them?

  3. Beautiful, beautiful family. Your grandmother looks pleased as punch. How wonderful!

  4. I have the same hand soap. Your family must have the same snse of humor as you (and that's a good thing!).

    You are SO LUCKY to have a grandmother AND a mom. So so envious.

  5. I would be remiss if I didn't point out that I only did the tile on the floor & a couple of coats of picked out all of the finishes (with a healthy dose of Winnie;s input)& dad did the hard part--the plumbing!it was a group effort, but I AM glad you like it!