Can you imagine turning the big nine-oh? I can’t either (really, I can’t imagine my liver lasting that long). But my family certainly turned up the class when we were celebrating behind the scenes at my Grandma’s 90th birthday shindig, starting off with her heart bursting in pride at my inability to wash off rub on tattoos I’d received at the Iowa State Fair the day prior.
Of course we threw Gma an appropriate celebration complete with cake, cookies, punch, old friends and best (depends on how you look at it) of all – family.
Whenever the seven of us are now in the same state, my immediate fam always feels the needs to take a photo just in case we use it at holiday time.
During the four-hour throw down, a few of us cousins snuck off to Aunt Crispy’s house for a quick cocktail.
The celebrating really started when we spiked the punch and got out the elaborate appetizers at the after party.
We took turns primping in the new hand mirror my sister gifted me…
I cheated on Captain for the first time ever (hurt so good) and used Lady Bligh for Skinny Pirates.
Friendly, loving sign language was exchanged as I “made” family members sign Gma’s guest book, accompanied by a favorite memory with her.
With the addition of B and B, we were sure to keep the after-party baby friendly.
As we turned their binkies into new wine glass decor.
We then felt the need to forgo glasses and just pass the bottle, in old-fashioned, celebratory, heathen-style family fun.
Once we threw the stemware out, we felt it appropriate to just use our hands to eat left over cake.
And what family birthday party is complete without someone taking their shirt off and using it as a turban?
Taking one’s shirt off also means you can just let it all hang out…all over the kitchen table.
You may think that all of this white trash birthday behavior would be enough to make one go mad…
But I was still concerned with not being the fairest in all of the land.
I’m sure you’re wondering if my clan is available to attend your next family gathering. The answer is yes. But we do require chips, dip and booze. Lots of booze. Oh, and a piece of your square footage to lay our weary party heads when it’s all over.
OMG….What a party was that. 🙂
It was indeed! And I think my Gma might still be recovering from all of her birthday fun. 🙂
What great memories you all made for her. Bless her heart. 🙂
By the way, I’m p.o’ed that your posts haven’t been showing up in my reader. Not that it’s your fault, but I”m wondering why…. (explains why I haven’t been commenting, huh?)
Blogs that I follow sometimes ‘slip’ out of my reader somehow. And sometimes they magically reappear, sometimes not. It is annoying. But I’m glad that you found your way back to me (and most likely the real reason, Ted!). 🙂
Hey is that an early Turbie Twist? Uncle T’s been robbed!!
I think you’re right! Uncle T WAS robbed…and our family missed the boat in being rich and trashy (the best kind of mix, yes?).
Well, if you are going to cheat on your captain, at least it was with a lass he may want to meet! I can hear him saying “Arr! Good pirate wenches are so hard to find”.
And do not ask Mr Teddy if you are prettier than Snow White…his reply would be “You have a Blog to show me off in all my worldly handsomeness, you are slipping cupcake!”
I can just imagine the tone in his rawrol 😀
Glad your family like low prep snacks, I cannot stand those “foods” that get cold and soggy and all.
And duh! Of course you drink out of the bottle, it cuts down on having to wash so many red cups!
Keep the posts coming and congrats to grandma!
Your comments always have me laughing my ass off (wish that was literal, so I didn’t have to work out so much)!
Teddy is so uncooperative when it comes to giving me a compliment. He is such a little baby! You should have heard him this weekend when I was trying to decide what outfit I should wear downtown. He didn’t even blink in my direction…
And I ‘married’ Captain and Lady Bligh at the bar. Well, at least they’re sitting side-by-side at the bar…
What a great lovely family you have and I see how much important they are for you 🙂 Say ciao to B & B they are so cute :)!
Yes, my family is pretty important to me – and all kinds of fun. B & B send hugs and kisses to you!
Ooh……… thank you, have a great Friday ! Xoxo 🙂
This reminds me of my family….never a dull moment!
You got that right! Thanks for stopping by!
You’re been missed!
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Wow, great post. Your G ma sisters rocking in their 90s year. F… awesome!!!!
I know! I can only hope to look half as fab when/if my liver holds out to reach age 90!
You guys need your own tv show! Loved every bit of this!
Glad you enjoyed – we did too, as you can tell. I’m not sure we’re classy enough for TV…!
Love all your beautiful and fun filled family!!!!!