Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mum's 60th Birthday Limo Ride!

Mum was 60 on the 1st of this month. And she was away for the week with Dad on one of their 4WD jaunts, and so organizing something special got pushed back to today which tied in nicely with Nan's 82nd birthday which was on Saturday. So what does one organize to make the occassion special? A ride in a 10 seater stretch limo or as Grace called it, "the BIG car!" All we told her was 10.30am by her mailbox. So we all piled in, Mum, Dad, Ad, 5 kids and I!


Then we zoomed down to Nan's place to pick her up. I think Nan is getting used to the limo lifestyle as she was in one back in January for a do arranged by my cousin, she settled back on the seats quite comfertably! It was certainly a ride I could get used too, very plush and comfy in the back. The kids where waving at everyone, despite Aunty Ad telling them "they can't see you, the windows are tinted!" Milly was absolutely fasinated by the mirror panal inside where she could see herself and did action nursery rhymes the whole trip home!

After we picked up Nan we went to Kings Park to a kid friendly cafe they have there. That way Nan could sit quietly and the kids could burn off some energy. We had lunch there and stayed for a few hours and then hopped back in the limo to do home! As you do!! We stopped on the way to have a group photo taken, the first shot in this post, and beside the working men of the family missing, its a great shot! Everyone looking at the camera, how often does that happen??


Then it was time to go back home. Everyone was tired and cranky. Grace kept poking Cate. Oliver pulled his loose tooth out. Stu was in the front seat chatting non stop to the driver. Milly, well I caught her watching herself pick her nose in the mirror! Happy Birthday Jules! We hope you had a lovely day as much as we did!

13 comments:

Cass said...

Excellent post and photos. Looks like a great day out.

fallen~from~grace said...

What a great idea for a birthday trip!!! Love the photos, everyone looks like they had a great day!

Emma said...

I enjoyed all the post, but that last paragraph was just the best!!!

AJ said...

Oh Helen...what a fab family you have!!! But Miss Milly takes the cake!!! LOL

Happy Birthday Fairall!!!

and Nana!!

Heids said...

Yes, Milly made me giggle too - sounds like a fab day. Love the pics.

AJ said...

silly me...missed the 'Mrs' in my message...sorry

Happy Birthday Jules!!!

Austy's Mum said...

What a cute shot of Milly in the mirror! The other kids looked like they had a ball too. Wonderful idea!!

Cascade Lily said...

Helen what a fantastic idea!!!!!!!! Well done! Glad you all had such a great day :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a great idea for your Mum and such a treat for everyone

Unknown said...

The kids enjoying the moment.

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Earnestine Novick said...

The fact that your mom went to see your dad for a while, allowed you to prepare a pleasant surprise for her very special day. =) Having the whole family gathered must be your mom’s birthday wish, and that sweet limo ride made it all possible. This is a wonderful birthday present, especially since everyone is having the best time.

Earnestine Novick

Taisha Bousque said...

It looks like your ride in the ”BIG car” gave you all happiness and a time to bond with the whole family. :) After all, birthdays are the time for families to catch up and do fun activities together. So, how did you celebrate your mom’s following birthdays? Did you all ride the limo again? :)

Taisha Bousquet

James Perkins said...

Nice! It wasn’t just a wonderful birthday treat for your mom but for the whole family! The first photo really shows that you really got a happy and wonderful family, Helen. :)) You must have had a great time! The kids looked very happy! Was it their first time getting in for a limo ride?