TWO

Hooray for Bank Holiday weather not being a massive failure!

Our wee squidge turned two yesterday.  TWO. (you'll remember I had the same senitment about him turning one last year) so we invited our nearest and dearest over and were able to spend it out in the garden for the most part eating burgers and crisps.  Delightful.

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Our amazing photographer friend Fraser and his family came over and he kindly snapped away during the day.  I always intend on taking so many pictures at parties, but when you're hosting, your priorities tend to be, well, hosting.  Thankfully Fraser caught lots of the day for us on camera.  

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Two.  Years.  Old.  *Sigh*

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I bought a few multi-packs of bubbles which were a big hit with the wee'uns.  I wish I could be as excited about anything as kids are about bubbles.

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If you follow me on twitter you'll have seen my tweet this week about my pinata making catastrophe.  I built it with cardboard, started to decorate it and was doing it all wrong so I got fed up and chucked it in the recycling bin.  Plenty of people wanted to see a picture of my craft fail so they could gloat.  Mean, right?  So, being stubborn and not to be beaten by a lump of cardboard and failmongers I fished it out of the recycling the morning of the party and managed to salvage something out of it that resembled a pinata. 

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Not got a pinata stick?  Fear not, you can always substitute with an old mans walking stick  (one of five that Dave bought on a whim at an auction because he thought they were cool.  I know).Image

 

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To the neighbourhood kids that thought the pinata was shaped like a shoe and not an 'L' (for Levi) - you're welcome for the free sweets.  

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We've had so many baby/toddler birthdays this month that Levi was proper prepared for the birthday cake routine and sang along to his own serenade of 'Happy Birthday'. He then goobered all over his cake from the Kosy Bakery when he blew out his candle.  

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My mum and Auntie Moe (who are here on holidays from Canada) were superstars in the kitchen and kept everybody fed and watered.  Moe even brought all the gear to make her famous 7-layer jello.  SEVEN LAYERS.  She stayed up half the night before to make sure each of the layers set properly.  

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We really believe 'it takes a village to raise a child', so big love to our village for coming out to celebrate with us.  

P.S. Fraser is a real natural with the lens, we had no idea he had snapped so many moments without being invasive or setting up shots.  Make sure you check out his site and contact him for family shots/weddings etc.

 

 

 

 

Mel