Friday, September 30, 2011

giant balloons

more party decorations. i took these photos a little late. they had already half deflated a week or so after charlie's party, but still looked fun tied to the clothesline & dancing in the wind. nothing like a galvanised steel hills-hoist & a lemon tree in the background to tell you this backyard is in oz, right? i have a love/hate relationship with this thing. if i were to design a garden, i wouldn't plonk a giant hills-hoist smack bang in the middle of the lawn, which makes me think i should remove it. but.. but, it just seems to go with the house and feels like i've got no right removing it; you know? quandary.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

charlie's 1st birthday party

some details from charlie boy's special day. we had his naming day ceremony & first birthday celebrations all on the one day & it was an awesome day. we had all of our special friends & family here & man, we felt the love! vivi was here from new orleans, kingsley came from perth, charlie's great grandma; 'the great', great-rosina came from the sunshine coast, the husband's family were all here from mildura & warrnambool, beautiful friends travelled from germany & sydney ..and there were some good melbourne peops too. little charlie is one loved little fella. ok. let's get down to details shall we? i made the same nigella chocolate raspberry 'love cake' for charlie that i did for mirka's first birthday & it was as good as i remembered it. the raspberries smooshed up in the cream in the middle really make it. i sent out the-same-but-different style of invites that i did for mirka's first birthday party & last but not least; to make all things equal, of course i had to use the-same-but-different tissue ball decorations.. or maybe they were just for me because i do love them & yes they're still hanging up. big day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

charlie's 12 month portrait

happy birthday little charlie bear! our happy little harper is one already.. hip hip hooray! he now has 4 huge new toothy-pegs up the top to match the two he already had front & centre down the bottom. his gappy, toothy smile is the cutest. so much to write, but i think i'll keep it short & sweet and finish up with something my mum said in passing one morning.. "i think charlie is going to find life very easy" & isn't that the best wish ever? here's looking at you kid. "cheeky little monkey" is what mirka says to you as she tickles your neck & you reward her with a cross between a big belly laugh & a squeaky baby giggle. happy, happy, happy.

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