Monday 18 May 2015

Birthday Weekend

Wow, what a wonderful weekend we have just had.  A weekend full of adventure and love.  Our 3 daughters and lovely families came to visit all at the same time to celebrate their dear Dads birthday, we couldn't have been happier.  It was a tight squeeze at bedtime but we managed.

This is my little family all together, minus me of course I took the photograph.  This was the first of many adventures, a trip to Fantasy Island.
A huge market and fairground, fun for all the family.  You can choose to pay for each ride or buy a wristband which enables you to ride as many times as you wish.  We opted for the latter and we certainly got our moneys worth, the amount of rides the children went on.

We all had so much fun running from one ride to another, exciting times...
The girls just couldn't resist a bit of a competition, so it was onto the Donkey Derby.
Soft play is always on the agenda when they visit Granny and Grandads, the perfect place to tire themselves out and let off steam.
Saturday night saw us all in our finery out for a meal at an American diner, Rednecks.  The menus were a real delight with so much choice it was difficult to decide.  The portion sizes were enormous, but judge for yourself...

That was the entrée minus the two sides which were included in the price along with an all you can eat salad bar and popcorn.  A feast in so many ways and lots of special moments to treasure.  The children were a delight and although a little excited at times were so well behaved.

Of course they had to clamber all over Grandad to give him a birthday kiss, it was his birthday.  A truly wonderful and memorable occasion.  We have had one of the best weekends ever and I am sure the warmth and love will stay with us forever.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
See you soon.



  1. What a fabulous weekend day out for you and your lovely family! It looks like good and great food was had by all. Happy Birthday to that hubby of yours!!

  2. lovely family photos, it looks like you all had a brilliant time with lovely memories created. The American diner portions look enormous!

  3. What an amazing weekend!!!!
    Your whole family under one roof!
    What fun!
    Happy Birthday to your man! : )

  4. Hello Lorraine,

    What a brilliant family time for you all. Your photos are fabulous
    Happy Birthday to your husband.

    Lots of happy memories.


  5. Happy birthday to your husband. You're right, the food portions were huge.

  6. I do so love reading about your family get-togethers, they are so full of love and warmth. Your grandchildren look so happy.

  7. What a lovely way to celebrate. So glad you all had a wonderful time together.

  8. What a wonderful birthday celebration for grand dad to have all the lovely grand kids and family together. Wow! the meal portion is really huge!

  9. Best belated b'day wishes to your DH! He looks to be having so much fun with the grandkids!
    All in all you and your loved ones have had a blast! So lovely!

  10. How son's birthday is tomorrow.

    Your celebration day looks like such a dazzling adventure all day long. The fun rides, the rich food, and the happy smiles!!

  11. awww, I'm so happy you all had fun. Little ones dining out is always challenging. Glad yours did well

  12. It looks like he had a wonderful birthday weekend. He is clearly much loved. How happy does he look in that last photo? What a sweetheart. Happy birthday to your husband!

  13. Family days are the best - and wonderful memories too. x

  14. Sounds like such a happy time! Glad you all could be together and create such wonderful memories.
    That sandwich is amazing.

  15. Nice pics! Follow me on gfc and i Follow you back, kisses

  16. Great pictures !!!! And a great time to remember !!!
    Have a nice day !

  17. Your heart must be full after such a lovely weekend with your family. And I'm sure your husband had the best birthday ever. Wonderful pictures of your time together!

  18. happy birthday and I'm thrilled that you had your whole family together to celebrate!!

  19. What a fun looking birthday weekend. Those meals are huge!!!

  20. Happy birthday! Glad you had a good time! X

  21. Happy birthday! Glad you had a good time! X

  22. Belated birthday wishes to you all! You had fun!