On Saturday night we celebrated my uncle's 50th birthday at our house with a typical kiwi summer time barbeque, lots of family, great food and plenty of cold beer and bubbles!
My uncle and his family have lived in Melbourne for many years now but he wanted to spend his birthday with his kiwi family in his hometown. There were about 35 of our Ross family members (my Mum's side of the family) including aunties, uncles, cousins, second cousins etc, and what a blast we had.
My talented cousin Donna made the cake, it was a Tui beer bottle top, and it tasted delicious too.
The menu for the night included scallops, vension, the whopper crayfish below, lamb chops, sausages, beef patties and lots of delicious salads.
I had lots of fun sorting through some family albums to make up a photo board and putting together other family mementos.
Great fun catching up with my lovely cousins
My little family
Hannah had a wonderful time playing with all her kiwi and aussie cousins
Lots of family photos were taken - some of my cousins and that's not even half of us!
Talk about lots of laughs, some of us sat around our pool until the early hours of the morning telling stories and reminiscing, good times :)
We all get together again this coming Saturday for my cousin Vanessa's wedding - Hannah is the flower girl and she can't wait to get dressed up and have her hair done, and wear some pretty sparkly shoes. It will be another wonderful family occasion and I can't wait!