Tuesday, May 17, 2011

she sipped her tea + laughed with her friends..........

we had a such a FAB time on Sunday celebrating Rubys birthday!!

the girls arrived in their prettiest dresses.
They played games of pass the parcel, freeze, musical cushions + the chocolate game (which was not very lady like eating chocolate with a fork + knife)!!
And the brothers had to play too!!

The table was dressed + ready for a lovely afternoon tea party!

Delicious food was laid out........and we served the girls + boys with little tongs.
it was so much fun!!

they drunk juice or lemonade which was served from the teapots!

and then finally the cake!!
the cake had being my biggest stresser as I wanted it sooooo perfect + Ruby asked for this cake
months ago + I so wanted it to turn out!!
And it did!!
I was also very lucky to have kev's mum on hand to help me out + she put the cake
together while I'll was putting on my party dress!!

ok so it looks like a simple white cake right??
but wait there is a little surprise inside!!

every girl loves a rainbow right?

all the girls loved it + got a lovely surprise when I cut into it!
now I think the boys want one too for their birthday!!
but you know it was super easy + once I found the colouring to make those bright colours
I was happy.  its just takes a long time as you have to cook six different little cakes!!

so happy birthday our little scooby doo.........we love you lots + lots.
I know you had the best time + loved it all but there was just one person missing + that was
Poppins + how she would of loved this tea party!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

she ran away with her imagination to a lovely tea party........

this week has being all about preparing for a tea party for a certain girl who will be turning 9 on Sunday.
we have shopped this week for tea cups, saucers + plates......along with vintage tablecloths, mushrooms, pretty napkins + birds.....and more........

its going to be so much fun!!

I got to play with some of my new jenni b stamps when putting Rubys invites together
and and and..........I misted for the first time!! 
I'm addicted!! 

right its time to start some baking so we can have some delicious food to eat!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

what have you done lately?

well this is just a few things i have done lately!!

the last weekend of March saw me travelling to Palmie North + spending a fab weekend with some excellent girls, some great vintage shopping + lets just say some very very late nights + lets not forget the great dancing!!

 me, Rachel T + Kate

Jo + Kelly

then the New Plymouth Weetbix Tri........another hot day!

someone turned 40 on the last day of March!!

hanging out at the beach + making most of the hot autumn weather in April

attending rugby league comps......where I got jandel marks it was so hot!

The following weekend I attended a FAB weekend in Taupo the Autumn Escape.  I took NO photos
and I'm sure i wasn't in any!!.........lol........another great weekend!!

After being in Taupo I headed over to Ohope to join kev, kids + some friends from the Naki.
A great few days away here.  Kev took his standup paddle board + the kids got into it!!

For the rest of the hols I had the kids booked into some holiday programmes!
kids did some real cool activities + sadly I think that was the last ones forever!!
Thats Taggie up there!! 

we must of had the fastest easter egg hunt ever in NZ!! 

then we had the most amazing Easter brunch with friends!
must add Ruby set the table for our Easter feast!

I made some Easter Bunny cupcakes
Cheats way of course!! Sorry there is a link to those ears but I just can't find it atm!

and now we are back to a routine with school back on.

and lastly the tiger who came to tea at the weekend!!

the end!!

p.s thinking of those affected by all this bad weather atm here in NZ + last week in the US!!