Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Birthday Party

Posted by MANDI at 9:15 PM
Offspring #2 had her birthday party this afternoon. We had some little friends from playgroup and creche, along with their families, over for lots of yummy food, some games, face painting and lots of fun in the backyard. Everyone had a great time, all the kids played beautifully, the food was great - a little too much but not crazily so - and the birthday cake was a big hit. Added to that, I worked REALLY hard at not stressing over every little detail and at not being totally insane about the whole thing and Hubby was most impressed by those efforts!

So... some pics of the whole thing. We borrowed a camera for the day and it takes the most gorgeous photos. Now I want one just like it.

The birthday girl and her Red Dirt Mummy.

The party area, as created by a very clever Red Dirt Daddy.

A beautiful shot of mass bubble blowing.

The birthday cake - another cupcake birthday cake, but this one had some fancy icing and pretty sparkly bits.

And singing Happy Birthday. You can see how impressed #2 is by the whole thing. I also love #1's "Blues Brothers" impersonation!


Melody on September 9, 2007 at 6:14 PM said...

Oh how nice to see a piccie of you!! *heehee* Love the cupcake 'cake'. Looks like a fun party and great decorating by the Mister....I was actually wondering if that was offspring #1's Crownie? *smirk*

Claire on September 10, 2007 at 9:15 AM said...

Look like fun! I love the cupcake cake. What wonderful pictures. I love your haircut...don't know if it's new or what you normally have, but it's super cute on you!

Anonymous said...

This is so weird. I just always pictured you as--well, bigger. You are so petite and cute. Your children are beautiful and the cake was so cute. Jancd

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pics! Happy Birthday #2!!

My comment is how does the Red Dirt Mummy stay so thin with all the good cooking she does? What's your secret?


Red Dirt Mummy on September 11, 2007 at 7:41 PM said...

Too funny Melody - we had to go back and look at the photo and then we had a good giggle!

Thankyou Claire. The haircut is sort of what I normally have and sort of growing out - I think it was just a good hair day ;)

LOL Jan and thankyou. I'm so glad I could be 'not' what you'd imagined!

Hi Mary - my secret is to eat a little bit myself and make everyone else eat the rest LOL. Of course, running around after the kids does help too.

Anne at #3 said...

What a wonderful party you gave Libs! Love the cake! That photo of you and your girl is gorgeous! And, of course, I LOVE Libby's dress! XOXO Anne

Red Dirt Mummy on September 12, 2007 at 8:55 PM said...

Hi Anne, it was so great to talk to you today - I forgot to say thankyou for #2's birthday present! So, thankyou, and as you saw it fits perfectly and looks super cute.


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