Birthday celebration was held in Kraggerø where my niece Lindsey and family lives. Here is the view from their porch.
Lindsey invited us not only because of her youngest son's christening, but also to celebrate her mother's golden year.
Her is my sister Lida who had lost her hair because of a sickness that can be cured or not.
story here: http://joysnotepad.blogspot.no/2013/08/tragedy-made-our-hearts-aches.html
We were really looking forward for this day, but a few days before her birthday celebration, her adoptive mother died and she had to go home to the Philippines for the funeral.
Story about here adoption here: http://joysnotepad.blogspot.no/2013/07/a-lost-that-changed-our-lives.html
Since she couldn't be present on her birthday, we sent her birthday greetings with this balloon.
Christian og Tracy
Christian, my niece husband who was missing her mother-in-law chicken soup asked my brother -in-law Alf if he knows how to slaughter chickens. As you can see, they have a small poultry. And some of the rooster are getting old, but he couldn't do it. My brother-in-law who grew up in a farm told Christian that he can do the slaughtering.
They have also Pheasants, but they are sacred:)
But my niece Lindsey told us that there are more than enough food in the house, so they don't need to do it. So the rooster saved their lives that day:)
Anyway, she made pancit as lunch for everybody. My niece can really cook:) Delicious!
Then she prepared dough for homemade pizza to be served in that evening.
Everybody made their own toppings.
It was really fun for everybody. Family bonding that we will never forget.
We baked pizza in this open fireplace outside.
The results. We ate and we ate until we were full.
Afterwards, we sung birthday song to the celebrant and posted it on her fb account.
Me and my sister's youngest daughter Tracy
My sister's adorable grandkids
When it was dark, we sent more birthday wishes to Lida with this balloon. Actually, we sent a lots of them.
Afterwards. Lindsey suggested that we can draw each other. She begun drawing her aunt's face and her son. Lindsey is an artist and she paints and draws and do a lot of arts. Very creative.
My brother -in-law then got the task to draw me since his wife told us that he is very good in drawing.
But I think he needs a new pair of glasses:) Here is the result.
It does not look like me. Do you agree?
Anyway, my turn to draw him and I think it looks a litlle bit like him.
Well, it was really a very nice celebration although without the birthday celebrant, but what made it more unforgettable was when this open fireplace started to burn. Then firemen, policemen, and the ambulance came to the rescue. The whole neighborhood was awakened of course. Luckily, they managed to stop the fire before it burned the houses and everyone was relieved.
Bye for now. Next will be the christening of Lindsey's son:)