12 – 18 Feb ’11
Joyce Blanchard, my Nana, turns 90 years old on 22 Feb 2011. She was born in 1921 and has seen the world change an enormous amount in her lifetime. My dad organised a family get-together to mark the milestone on Saturday. The kidlets and I also got to meet my cousin Cindy’s baby, Nana’s newest great-grandson Daniel, just one month old. Sadly my Grandad Norm passed away seven years ago. But all the rest of Joyce’s family were on hand to celebrate with food, cake and flowers. And an orgy of photography. It seems there’s a photography gene in our family. I think Nana was a little overwhelmed by all the cameras.
Happy Birthday Nana
The weather was glorious, which meant we could all be outside on the deck at Dad’s place. Nana was seated in an easy chair and everyone gathered around her. Baby Daniel was the star of the show, a sweet-natured little boy who just lapped up all the attention.
Zoe helped Nana blow out the candles, then we all sang a rousing round of “Happy Birthday to You, Nana/Mum/Joyce”. The cake was rich, chocolatey and delish – even if the heat made the icing melt.
And then there’s the Weirdy Weirdo from Weirdsville….
Jake was goofing around (No? Really?!) with Greg’s camera, so I snapped him with mine. I love the light that reflected up from the glass topped table to my left. The angle of the shot up in to his face and below his hat brim is testimony to the fact that my twelve year old son is taller than me.
The big thing that I learned from this day was that I REALLY need to invest in a flash, and learn how to use it.