Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another birthday done and dusted YAY!!

I have but one excuse - another birthday!! This time Jess turned nine and wanted a sleepover like last year. So we made it a glamour photo shoot sleepover. Lots of nieces and aunties to help do 7 girls hair and makeup and then I took heaps of photo's of them all. :)

The request was hungry jacks for dinner so after compiling the girls orders into a sort of list Tom Bianca and Telia went and got them for us - bbq for us :) A beautiful cookies and cream Ice cream cake :) Singstar Abba went down a treat - loved this one hehe!!!

I put the lights out and tv off at 1.30am lol and 3 were still awake - little did they know Chionia would be waking them at 7am!!!! A few blurry eyes but straight into bacon and eggs and pancakes for brekkie followed bby a class in making their own canvas using a group shoot and photo of themselves on a canvas - they had loads of fun scrapping away with bling and flowers and Cricut word Memories but omg the mess!!!!! Oh and cuttlebug was a huge hit with them all!! A few knew it from school where Jess has taken it a few times and LOVE it:) Then we basically finished those and home time - phew!!!!! Needed a nanna nap in the arvo then fell to sleep with Jess on her mattress which is still in the lounge room.

Monday night we were childless.....OUr old gorgeous neighbours took the girls for the night - it was so quiet - so peaceful - so relaxing lol!! we had a wine up the road and then went to look at the new Hillarys boat harbour (been open a few months now.. ;) ) and went to a fabbo restaurant for dinner and the best thing - the next morning I could sleep in!!! Yay !! THanks guys much needed :)

Then back to reality - busy with work and work! and home life has been busy playing catch up after all these birthdays and do's! Jess took off today for a few days in Dunsborough with mum and dad - she couldn't wait! Me - some organising to do which I have just about sorted another YAY!! BRB Jess calling on the phone XX Nite all

lol and before I forget - TWiddleybitz has a new challenge set by Ellen Woodbridge - fantastic idea!!! Can't wait to see what you all come up with -

Saturday, April 11, 2009

90 cupcakes, 2 birthday cakes, 1 fairy party and gastro!!

Been a little bit busy lately. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready for a long post lol!!!

April is a pretty busy month birthday wise for us and this year Chionia had her very first birthday party.......along with that came lots of pink and purple fairy things!! Lots of baking - 30 cupcakes for daycare, 30 cupcakes for school and then a few more for the party!!!

We kept presents to a minimum as there is a surprise happening for both girls next month but she got a leapster 2 from us and some My little Pony's and a cash register.

Her birthday fell on a Thursday so mum and dad came up from Dunsborough and stayed the night so we had a birthday cake on her birthday - a very funny fairy mushroom!! And for her party we had a beautiful fairy cake :)

Of course I had all the little bits and pieces for the party :)

And then it started :) Fairy Sparkle and Fairy Bubbles arrived and started the fun and games :) All the little fairies had a ball. I am also pretty pleased with how I tried to cut out artificial colours and flavours for the party - the only thing with artificial colours was the icing on the cupcakes and cakes - everything else - sausage rolls, mini quiches, white marshmellows, popcorn, fruit, fairy bread (yes I used Nemars NATURAL coloured 100's & 1000's ;) ) was all free from the crap!! Lemonade for drinks and lots of fairies went home very happy and tired!!! Thanks to Carol who grabbed some awesome photo's of the day as well :) Nice to have a scrappy mum there who knows what sort of photo's are important hehe

Unfortunately the bug Chionia got on her birthday itself (after everyone left the poor thing got gastro) Gary and I caught in the wee hours of Sunday morning :( I am sorry to anyone who picked up the bug whilst they were here (mum, dad, shelby, Bianca, Shelby Di.....oops.....!) Hopefully you are all better now - it was only a 24 hour bug :)

Then the next day was Gary's birthday - poor thing - as we were sick the day before I lost my last chance of picking up a little birthday pressie for him - He did receive a double swag a few weeks back for his birthday. So I though I would make him a yummy roast for tea - popped it in the oven - came back an hour later to put the potatoes in (in the meantime had been rushing around the house cleaning it up from the party still as we were sick the day before!) and found that the gas had gone out GRRRRRRRRR so dinner was delayed.......I didn't even have a cake for him as we were all caked out from the last few days!!!

A BOM class and a couple days of work and all of a sudden it is Easter.. Had to do some quick invites for Jess's birthday next Saturday which I completely scraplifted from Amanda - 5 girls coming for a sleepover and they thought the invites were sooooooooooooo coooooooooooolllllllll!!! :) Thanks Amanda :)

So yesterday I scrapped and had heaps of fun with some new goodies from the shop :) Prima petite fleur vines and some collections releases :) Along with the Graphic 45 pp I just LOVE - I believe they have docked in Australia just waiting for Printblocks to send them over!!! Fingers crossed they are here for the retreat YAY!!!

Also in the midst of all the birthday chaos SIA (Scrapbooking Industry Association) was on in Sydney - now for those of you who don't know it is a big get together of wholesalers and retailers in Australia - Twiddleybitz had a booth over there so all the few weeks previous hard work came together and the stand looked fantastic. Jump over to the DT blog and check out some of the new pieces. :)

Jess and little Monty - my sisters new puppy!!!

FIL & MIL wedding day photo - love these old photo's!! (don't worry it is a copy!)

And the BUsselton jetty photo taken sometime in the 1950's I think - way before the cyclone came through in 1978 and wiped out half of it!! Now it is a lot more commercialised....

Must run - need to organise the girls for the beach and then pick up my phone from the shop - oops left it there Thursday!! Have a happy and safe Easter everyone :)

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