Everyone was there..all 5 children, 4 inlaws, 3 grandchildren and heaps of add ons. We had a few squeezy nights in Carroll ave with 11 staying in our tiny place..We had coconuts, grass skirts, tacky hawaiian shirts, flowers in the pool, blow up palm trees and even a crcodile in the pool (not sure how Hawaiian that is!!!)
Dan and Adele arrived the weekend before and began buying out everything Hawaiian at the Lismore party shop. They were so into it. Loved them for it.Clare too was in the spirit. When she arrived (on the Friday evening) she was heard to say "has anyone else been as excited as me?" She arrived armed with grass skirts, coconut bras, floating candles etc. I beleive one of the partners from her firm was NOT impressed with the idea of a Hawaiian party for Al's 60th..
Kirsty, Mick and children arrived about 1AM Saturday morning and must get the prize for committment..Kirsty had also cornered the market on ebay and all things hawaiiany..AJ arrived Saturday afternoon with the piec-de-resistance..a blow up palm tree..esky. O my gosh it was awesome..and doubled the next day as a boat..
Kim and Beth had kindly allowed us to use their place, complete with pool and Bali hut..
And so Saturday was a whirl of action..shopping..decorating, cooking and dressing,busy, busy, busy..
Finally the night arrived..some hillarious moments but all in all an awesome night..Perhaps the funniest part of the night was when Mick walked out in a brand new shirt (all buttoned up) and said to Alan."i don't think this is going to fit you" Yep he had found a present of Als..(it was just in a plastic bag) and donned it..so funny..
My beautiful grandchildren behaved so well..they had a bal..but were so good.They did Limbo very well too..learnt everything off their Ginny
Clare and her infamous cob dip
I excelled at the limbo when holding the stick myself
AJ and Kirsty topped the night off with a dip
John Hannaford admiring Alans coconuts
the awesome esky
Friend Clairebelle..with her feet with no shoes..just forgot them..She made an awesome desert
My Hawaiian princess
Alans sister arrived as a surprise
Funniest picture EVER..Just what is KIM thinking??"mad man" "am I related to him?" "if his head starts spinning 'm out if here"
This is the amazing drink esky being tried out as a boat
Alan cutting the amazing cake made by awesome, talented friend Amy
The kids carved it up at Limbo
Danny and Del
Hawaii in style
Pirate Sam..never knew they had pirates in Hawaii
This is THE cake..Not only beautiful tolook at
BUT AMAZING to eat..Thank you Mrs Amy Black
OK so theday after the boys all went off to the cricket in Brisbane and the girls did the markets..Then went up to Beth n Kims and continued on what Clare had already nearly finished..cleaning up.
We did have an incident with the passionfruit vine that hangs over a neghbours fence. Funniest thing ever...In fact Clarey thought it so funny she had to use her ventolin as she was laughing so much..
All in all it was a fantastic weekend..all together and all good times.. Love our family so much. can no thank everyone enough for all they did. For the money they put in and all your help..cooking, serving, cleaning, buying etc etc thanks guys. Finally happy birthday to my beautiful amazing man