Eleanor (Florence's 93 yr. old sister), Danis, and Florence
Anna, Steve, Barbara
Molly and family (Teagan, Gavin, and Dennis)
Eleanor and Florence, digging in!
Linda, Maia, and Anna
Russell, Linda, and Steve
Florence, Leah, and Alex
Molly, Barbara, Anna, and Eleanor (CW around the table)
Teagan, Molly, Linda (getting ready to "pin" her mom) and Florence
Eleanor and Chase
Anna, Christine, and Tahlia (Dennis in the background)
Russell, Steve, Jonathan (with camera), Anna, and Tahlia
Eleanor, Molly, and Cate
Barbara and Anthony
Steve, Linda, and Anna
Tahlia, Anthony, and Chase
Alex, Eleanor, the singing cake-baker, and a beaming Florence as she soaks up an operatic rendition of "Happy Birthday!"
The singing baker and Florence in a mutual-admiration moment...
The spontaneous Leah, caught off-guard (and slightly out of focus)
Caerthan and Maia, with Jonathan in the background
Christine, Molly, and Leah
Molly, Gavin, and Danis
Danis, Leah, and Maia
Caerthan in a relaxing moment...
Two sisters: Eleanor and Florence (what beautiful nonagenarians!)
The party room scene (lots of backsides) before we sit for dinner
The magnificent cake the singing baker created
The celtic harpist (from New Hampshire) who provided wonderful music (with song!) during the dinner.
The harpist, acknowledging our applause (she turned to her left as I snapped the shutter - damn these digital cameras with delayed image capture!)
The harpist, full-face at last!
Russell, toasting and slightly roasting his mom
Caerthan, remembering and praising her grandmother
Tahlia with Linda, and Eleanor and Florence in the background
Tahlia, Linda, and Angela, with Eleanor, Florence, and Russell in the background...
Russell, Chase, Anna, and Steve engaged in what must be a serious discussion...
Danis, two Ausable Inn staff/guests, Florence, Cate, and Linda, waiting for that cake. (We've seen Florence's sweet-tooth in action, and it's raring to go here!)
Florence and Linda, still awaiting cake...
Anthony and his (and Christine's) Tahlia (what a party-goer she is, and at only 10 mos. of age!)
The whole family: Anthony, Tahlia, and Christine
Leah, Danis, and Jeffrey
Linda, Tahlia, and ??? (holding Tahlia)
Maia, hard at work with the camera...
Danis, Eleanor, Florence, and Caerthan, with all eyes on Florence
Danis explains a gift to Florence, as Eleanor and Caerthan look on
Chase, Leah, Maia, Anna, and Russell watching the gift opening...
Danis, Eleanor, Florence, Caerthan, Chase and Leah
The crowd enjoys the unveiling of the family portrait of Russell and his girls...
Enjoying a little coffee, and Florence finally has her cake (or is that piece number 2?)
Steve and Alex
Eleanor and Florence sharing a remembrance...
Leah and Maia sharing something...
Eleanor and Danis...
Eleanor, Florence, Steve, Barbara, and Anna
The birthday lady herself--Queen of the Banks Family. Happy 10th Decade of an already rich life, Aunt Florence!