Monday, February 15, 2010

Grandma's 80th Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Grandma's 80th birthday.The whole thing had been in the works for 2 months. We wanted Grandma to have a really posh birthday party. She had asked that we go to one particular restaurant, but we thought it wasn't nice enough for her birthday-everyone thought she'd like to go to the Naval and Military Club where Grandpa had his 80th 2 years ago (and also where Wyld Man and I had our wedding reception.)  The Club is a very classy establishment and men are required to wear a jacket and tie to enter. We had to keep mum about it-didn't even tell Grandpa for fear that he might let slip. We did tell him to wear a jacket and tie-although when he did, we were afraid that Grandma might figure it out where we were going. We also had another surprise for grandma-Uncle David had arranged for a stretch limo to pick us up-she thought it was going to be an ordinary cab.

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Here's what it looks like inside.

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="639" caption="People living it up"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="639" caption="Grandma and Grandpa"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="639" caption="Wyld Man and me"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="639" caption="Wyld Man and his brother"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="639" caption="Another look at the limo"][/caption]

We rode in the limo for an hour around the city and really enjoyed it.  We arrived at the Club at 7pm.

We had a private room all ro ourselves.

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The boys wanted to play a round of snooker before ordering us ladies had to wait. A loooong time. I don't think they knew what they were doing.

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We finally got to order at 830pm.

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I had marron and king prawns in garlic butter as an entree-marron being a crablike crustacian, but more meaty that crab. It was delicious.

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For mains I had the special, Butter Chicken. I love anything that comes with rice.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="639" caption="We brought the cake out and sang Happy Birthday to Grandma."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="639" caption="A group picture before we wrapped up the evening."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="321" caption="And of course, a picture of me and Wyld Man"][/caption]

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