A Fairy Farewell to Birthday Season {blogtoberfest day 18}

Yesterday, Butterfly and 6 little friends spent the afternoon playing and chatting and enjoying themselves as only four years old girls can, for her birthday party, and the final stop on the 2014 Birthday Train.   We played Pin The Wings On The Fairy. No I wasn’t still painting this an hour before the party, why would you suggest such […]

Birthday season :: part two

oh boy, what a week it has been! This is by far the biggest week of our year, the 7 days between Bear’s birthday and Boy2’s, which also generally falls in the last week or two of term, and the craziness that that brings. On top of the 30 cupcakes I made for him to take to school, I also […]

box it up

With a birthday coming up for a special someone who no longer lives near me, I have had half a mind on gift ideas, something cute and fun and a bit different. I was browsing Pinterest (surprised? No, I wasn’t either) a week or two back, when I came across this most fabulous idea and straight away pinned it to […]

19::20 {white velvet cake}

PROJECT PROGRESS: 19/20 OCCASSION: practice for “someone’s” birthday BRIEF & RATIONALE: It looked like something that the birthday “someone” would love. SOURCE: http://www.nlrockrecipes.com/2012/10/white-velvet-cake.html via Pinterest EASE OF MAKING: 8/10 CHILD FRIENDLY? not really REALITY V COOKBOOK: Pretty close – though I used a white chocolate ganache instead of the marshmallow frosting, and went with a single layer square cake instead […]

the paleontologist turns five

The birthday train rolls on! This past weekend, it was Boy2’s turn, and somehow, I made the mistake of blinking, and he is five. FIVE. The age of saying goodbye to our favourite weekly activities and hello to big school. Goodbye to lazy days at home and hello to the morning school rush. Goodbye to paint stained hand me downs […]

hip hip happy birthday

Along with a houseful of birthdays, there seems to be an abundance of birthday celebrations in September in my circle of friends as well. Two such birthdays fell within a week or so, at the beginning of the month (well, one was the end of August, but I was already gearing up for The Month of Birthdays, so mentally it’s […]

to infinity, and beyond.

It’s that time of year in the nest – birthday season! First up was Bear turning seven over the weekend. With Beetle only 11 days old, we decided against having a party this year, and instead just invited my parents around for a BBQ to mark the occassion. And for the very first time, I didn’t make a cake. I […]

Pinterest Inferiority Complex.

Is this a medically recognised disorder? Because it really should be. Backing up a bit, over the long weekend, we loaded the car with children and headed south to meet up with the rest of my husband’s family (or most of), in honour of a couple of big birthdays happening this year. Plus you know, it’s nice to see everyone […]

P. A. R. T. Y.

Oh yes we will! There was a very special birthday around here over the weekend, one ending with a ZERO. A very wise woman once said, it seems worse to see it in print, so I won’t name the person or the number, except to say she’s a pretty awesome lady, and I love her to the moon and back. […]

Sha wop bop a loo bop

the weekend’s here! I love weekends. Whilst no longer the pinnacle of sleeping-late-lazy-breakfast-reading-newspaper bliss it once was, there is nothing quite like waking to a small child beside the bed, flicking on the tv for some cartoons and all snuggling in for another half hour or so. I did attempt to hid under the covers once and pretend to be […]