19 September 2011

The Weekend That Was






The Fairy insisted on writing out all 20 of her birthday invitations herself.
As time went on it was all about just getting them distributed for me.
So on Saturday at 1.50pm when I was having 10 mins sit down
before putting a frock on and gathering my thoughts and waiting for painkillers
to kick in (against migraine) for a 2.30pm start,
I was floored when guests started arriving for a 2pm start.
I had a bit of moment ... for just a moment.
Luckily my wonderful sister-in-law was already up from Victoria
for the Confirmation the following day.
As I changed and doused my face with cold water,
she ushered all the early birds outside for a Cats' Cradle session.
I came out to find 15 girls concentrating hard on making a Witch's Hat.
Just beautiful.
Who knew pieces of string could be so all consuming.
As the 2.30's started arriving they all joined in and we had to drag them
to the tables to make some tea cup biscuits.
There was Who Am I
and team races in park.
The girls were all just joyful and it was magical and precious.
Being migraine bound since Friday the cake was not what I had planned.
I saw this cake on someone's blog a few weeks ago and apologies
because I now cannot remember whose.
At the time I thought how simple and lovely.
And it was.
Bringing lots of Ooooos and Aaaahhhs from the party crowd.
A great day for
Miss Eight.

How was your weekend?

Carmel
x


14 September 2011

There's A Birthday In D' House ...



Everybody say "Yeah!"

In the blink of an eye and here I am again.
Has it truly been one whole year since the last one.
Is my baby really turning EIGHT?!

Am I really hosting another cast of thousands on Saturday
 for fun, games, merriment and nosh?!

Tomorrow is the big day.
Presents are wrapped.
Jelly cups are made for the whole class.
Cup cakes have been made for much loved teachers,
with labels for their own personal noodle boxes.

Tomorrow I will think about Saturday.
Can't get my head around it right now.

Sunday is also The Fairy's Confirmation.
A HUGE weekend in store.
I've been busy making a dress and cape for the big day.

If asked to describe herself in class today:
"I will say 'excited'. Because that is what I am."
Oh to be 7 turning 8.
I'd love to freeze this moment.

Carmel
x

03 September 2011

Lets Make ...


A pillow case for Da.
A day of preparations.
Fathers' Day tomorrow.
Busy busy busy.
There will be toast in bed.
Surfing and rock climbing are being planned.

What are you planning for tomorrow?

Happy Weekend

Carmel
x