Monday, 28 February 2011

Happy birthday to him

How quickly can a weekend go?  We had a really lovely weekend and it just flew by far too fast.  Our son came home on Friday for pre-21st birthday celebrations with the family.  So my Saturday was spent cooking up large pots of chilli con carne for the buffet

P1020296Picking up his cake from WaitroseP1020297  Not to mention baking a Banoffee Pie and a raspberry cheesecake on a coconut biscuit base and making various salads and side dishes.  Then on Sunday it was over to the ‘party’ shop to pick up a centrepiece for the table

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And some helium balloons

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Then suddenly people started arriving, bottles of wine were opened, food was eaten and of course cake was presented along with sparklers

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And a couple of willing helpers to help blow them out while we all sang ‘Happy Birthday’

And all too soon it was over, and today he went back to Sheffield, with a car full of presents – the main one of which was our gift to him of a new guitar

P1020313 And of course I couldn’t let him leave without the obligatory ‘Mum with her son’ photo for a future layout

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9 comments:

Cheri said...

Happy Birthday to Jon - looks like it was a wonderful party!

Sian said...

I'm getting quite tearful just looking at it! 21? Wow!

And, yes, I know what I'm supposed to say now - and I'm happy to say it: You don't look old enough to have a 21 year old son!!

Denise said...

Awwww- looks like you had a busy,lovely,happy time.Love the photo of you two together,Happy early birthday Jon x

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Jon!

21, what a great age to be :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Birthday to Jon....looks like a great time was had by all.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

:o) Looks like a great time was had, Deb. So glad you got to celebrate your son's 21st birthday with him. xo

Karen said...

What a lovely post Deb and what a super set of photos to scrap :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

That sounds like a perfect celebration to me & as for that last photo....I feel a LO coming on!!! :)

humel said...

Belated birthday wishes to your boy! And of course, as I'm reading these posts in reverse order, I know you've already made good use of those photos :-)