Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dad's 80th

It's dad's 80th birthday at the end of this week, but the local football team had the bye last weekend so the footy club was available etc etc. This is dad's 2nd (or some may say 1st..) home. It keeps him - and Mum - sane. he meets with like minded friends where they talk about all things football and potter around helping out. I shouldn't say potter because they work hard at keeping the club running and it does make a nice little profit.

Anyway , as I was saying it was Dad's party last weekend. Nobody was quite sure who would turn up as no official invitations were sent out and Dad was always walking in saying "oh, I've just invited so and so.." so we figured anywhere between 40 and 150 would turn up. Interesting catering for such an event...

In the end about 120ish people turned up and it was such a fun night. It is always good to catch up with brothers and rels. Dad got to make a speech which he loves to do - the trick is getting the microphone away from him!

It was well worth the trip.

This Lo is Dad cutting the cake, accepting one of the presents and cards from the football club (money to be spent on a holiday) and with Mum. I have used this sketch #167 from Creative Scrappers.

And here is myself (I know an actual up to date photo of me..) with Henry. He had a great time as there were lots of kids to run with and run they did - luckily there was lots of room. I was going to enter it in black with two that I have recently discovered but it is specifically with no flowers - must learn to read! So it is one of those rare beasts for me, a Lo with no associated challenge but I am pleased with the way it turned out.

Anyway please don't forget to go check out Another Freaking Scrappy challenge site, come and have some fun with us - love to see your work!

have a great day xxx


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee these!!! Your Dad sounds like a lot of fun!! Love that stitching on the first one and loveeeeeee the paint on the second one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

li-bee-ti said...

Congrats to your Dad! Sounds like you really had a wonderful party!
I love the cheerful colors you used on the first lo!
Great work with the paint on the 2nd lo.

Leslie - lilkoala3 said...

I can't figure out how to email you, but I just wanted to thank you for the RAK you sent me for the scraplift challenge at Design Dollies! It was a great prize! I especially loved the flower brads!

sandi said...

Awesome lo's! Your dads celebration sounds like fun...great pics! Love your challenge lo. Awesome take on the challenge!