Sunday, October 3, 2010

Celebrated Dad's 90th birthday

Dad (striped shirt) with some of his special guests. He doesn't look 90, does he! The red-shirted 76 year-old looks older, don't you think?

My Dad turns 90 on 8th October. In Australia this recent weekend was a holiday weekend, so we decided to hold the celebrations this weekend. A picnic in the park was planned and during the week leading up to the party day the weather was fine and sunny, if a little cold. That would have been fine........ but............. the night before the party, the heavens opened and delivered all the rain that had been held back over the past months. So... on the morning of the party I had to cancel the picnic and move the celebrations into the house - which is only next door to the park.

Fortunately not all the people who would have come for the picnic arrived, but we had quite a nice crowd of people call in during the afternoon for a glass of wine and a piece of birthday cake. Dad had a great afternoon - that's all that matters :)

It was a great day. We'll have more, quieter celebrations on Friday 8th.

And then on to - moving him to his new abode and emptying his house in readiness for settlement in December. And for me - more scans and blood tests and cosultations. Life is busy!!


RedShoes said...

Wow -- he really does look good! As young as the first time I saw him when he was 84, I think! Thought of you celebrating this weekend -- sorry about the rain but sure it was still a wonderful party!
In my thoughts as always, my friend xx

Carmen in Pambula said...

Hi Terrie, Hope you are coming to the reunion in the Hunter Valley!! You're lucky your Dad is finally Mum and Dad are not...still at home with all the associated challenges!
Tell your Dad I said Happy Birthday.Love Carmen