Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mom's 90th Birthday

John's mom will turn 90 next week so today we had a birthday party for her.  I am no event photographer..... I don't care to hide behind my camera while family is there having a good time.  However by request of the birthday girl I did bring along my camera to capture some of the day.

It's been awhile since some of the family has seen Elly and she has grown up a bit.  

The family all brought candles to mom and gave them to her at random times of the party.  She was totally confused as to why she was getting them.  

She likes her kisses from the great grandchildren and not just one but two or three or sometimes even four.  

90 candles from the family for mom to dig through and remember each and everyone one of us.  

A little help to cut the cake

Another request was to have a picture taken with all 18 of her great grandchildren.... This is not an easy task.... lots of moms running after kids to get them to sit still.

But they are all pretty amazing and did it.

Oldest grand child is almost 16 and the youngest is 5 months.

Now for the grandchildren.... they like to tease grandma about smoking and drinking when she was their age so they had a little fun with her.

And she does still know how to smoke it.

All her sons.

We tease Shawna that she is the Hemmer sister 

And the wives....  her 5 wonderful daughter-in-laws

Ken's family (missing Leanne who had to work and we missed her very much)

Ed's family   

Paul's family

Ron's family

And John's family

Ava and Mallory were connected at the hip.  BFF's

Great party with great people.

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