Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy birthday Daddy and a few other bits and pieces

It was Keiran's 35th birthday today and I think Ellyse was more excited that anyone!

At her request the party had to include

- decorations (care of the story Seven More Sleeps by Margaret Wild)
- balloons
- party hats
- chocolate cake
How could I refuse?

We made decorations through the week using this idea (scroll down to baing tray prints) from Kids Craft Weekly. Ellyse really enjoyed this printing and I think they worked out really well. Best thing is that it is painting that she can manage herself.

Now for anyone reading this who knows Keiran, you will know that any kind of cake, icecream or desert make him thirst (a lovely term his niece and nephew came up with) so you will find it unusual that I would make him a Cherry Ripe Chocolate Mud Cake - trust me I was thinking of the other 14 people who were going to be here! I can highly recommend this recipe, it was absolutely beautiful.

And a photo of my gorgeous family, yes that is me wearing a jumper in Brisbane in November (almost December), it was so windy here today and the breeze was quite fresh.

In other news, Ashton weaned himself this week. I was planning on stopping the last feed soon anyway, but kept delaying it. I am not too sad about it though as I am hoping to be able to have another little bundle and do it all again.
Here is his last ever feed!

This is a little set I made for Ashton a while ago, not the best photo but you get the idea. I am really happy with it, although the top is in the handwashing pile as the first (and only ) time he has worn it he got crayon on it.

Ok I think that is enough of an update today. I am working on a few little projects at the moment for Christmas gifts, baby showers and birthdays!

I can't believe how close it is getting until Christmas, better get my skates on.


Little Munchkins said...

Lovely pics Andrea. I had a chuckle at Kieran's 'cool sunnies' as my kids would say.

Naomi said...

Brilliant that you went so long feeding! My twins will be 18 months old soon and are still feeding twice a day. I love it and since they are my last I'm hanging on for a little while yet :)

Love the kids crafts too! We are always on the look out for new things to try.

The weather here has been dreadful! It has literally rained for 3 days straight now but I'm really feeling for the people in QLD!

Karen said...

Love the glasses!! The cake looks amazing Andrea.
Sort of sad Ashton weaned himself but good to hear there might be more feeding ahead!

Cass said...

I love the glasses too. I can't believe how big the kids are getting.

Austy's Mum said...

Love the traffic set!!

Kylie said...

Happy Birthdya to K. The cake looks great - could you share the recipe. Love the little outfit for A.