Happy 101st Birthday, Grandma Phoebe – Part 2
While we celebrated my grandma Pheobe’s 101st birthday last night, yesterday’s event was kind of a family-only thing. We had another get-together (at a different restaurant), where it was a mix of family and a smaller group of family friends.
We held our event at a place called Formosa Seafood Buffet. The interesting thing was that it was kind of half seafood and half Chinese food. Kind of a strange mixture, but I think it worked out well for our group.
The place was pretty massive, and we had our own section of a large room to ourselves. It’s funny that the norm to me, when we have these large family functions, is to set up camp at a restaurant somewhere for multiple hours. We just take our time, eat, and kind of hang out for hours on end.
Prior to the guests arriving, we got together for a few family portraits. Here’s a group shot of us that one of the servers was nice enough to capture. Normally, when we do photos… we tend to take 2 or 3, just to play it safe. With all our cameras combined on the table, the poor guy had to work his way through multiple devices, taking 2-3 photos with each one.
I love how us cousins used to hate photos when we were younger, and now we’re adding to the problem. The more things change…
L to R it’s Stacey, Courtney and Haley (with Jahnu taking a little bit of a napper).
Lots of tables, lots of food. The one thing that seems to have remained true and strong is Grandma Phoebe’s appetite. A few of the cousins remarked on this, as she seems to be the first one to start eating… and the last one to finish. At 101, she can still put it away!
Grandma Phoebe with Ellen, looking on as the great-grandkids play an impromptu game of musical chairs.
Over the course of the night, there were a multitude of games played. It was kind of hard to keep track, as the rules kept on changing every 5 minutes or so. This one is called “Zombie Cave,” or something like that – the kids hiding under the table are zombies, and stay asleep until someone comes by and shines a light inside. Then they wake up and attack.
Most of the games involved some degree of chasing.
My cousin Jenny, the shutterbug. She got a ton of great shots, and there are several I’m looking forward to seeing.
L to R it’s Jasmine, Mia, Grandma Phoebe, Jahnu and Andrew.
Happy, happy birthday, Grandma Phoebe! One hundred and one is an awesome number.