Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Samara turned 8 yesterday. We held a party for her on Sunday. It was supposed to be small (we only gave out 5 invites, and 2 girls couldn't come), but when my best friend and I get together we have 7 children between us. Add to that the invitees, their parents, and G & P, and you have a whole lot of people in our tiny back yard. Everyone had fun. The girls made peg dolls as a take home thingy (I am not a big fan of the bags of plastic stuff and lollies).
Four dozen cup cakes were created, enough for both the party and to take to school on Monday. I have eaten way too much buttercream frosting.
The birthday cake was a very simple affair. Store bought double unfilled sponge cake, smothered in buttercream and decorated with flowers of marshmallows.
Now I am all worn out. Wake me up in July, please.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Grandma and Pop are settling into their new home. We spent a lovely weekend with them. We went for a walk in a conservation area very close to their new home. The boardwalks through the forest and marshland were lovely. It seemed a popular place. I can see why!
We met a few kangaroos on our walk. They are wild ones, so I couldn't get close for a better shot without the risk of scaring them off. They watched us warily between nibbles of grass.
We enjoyed our visit, as always. Thanks for your hospitality, Grandma and Pop!