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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Birthday time...

Birthday time again in our household.  Ashlyn Elise - 8 years old on 24 August...and this is what we did...

Awake at 6am in the attempt to put together the trampoline birthday present before she awoke. Unsuccessful.  What was I thinking?  That our birthday girl would actually sleep in on her birthday?  Yeah, right.  So outside at 6:30, with birthday girl inside watching movie, under the guise that there was something to be readied for the party (to be held later in the day).  No.  'twas not a lie. 'twas something they would use on the party, right?!

Well, aforementioned trampoline was erected and birthday child was duly surprised by her Dad, by being dumped on it with her eyes closed.  The safety net, etc, was erected some time later in the day...just so you know that we are safety conscious here ahem ...


...other presents were received with joy...



...and given with joy...initially...


...until it was realised that none of them were for him, which resulted in a few tears and understanding cuddles from a  giggling sympathetic Mum...



'twas (I think that's my word today) going to be a simple affair with just 4 friends, but somehow it evolved into a colour coordinated beauty salon (run by Shiana and her friend, Chloe) followed by a raclette/gourmet dinner (under the control of Kirilee and yours truly).  Birthday cake (shhh....stolen from my cousin's cake photo on her facebook page - thanks, Erica!) was made by Kirilee.  Balloons, though all helium-held-up looking, are actually taped to the ceiling (also not my idea, but borrowed from my sister - thanks, Denise - who I think borrowed it from someone else - thanks, someone else!).  When will I ever have an original idea??


And here are the princesses...
Dinner was followed by the cake for dessert, and the sparkling candle was pretty cool...


...and then it was home time (driving time for Lucas - as a back seat driver, of course - and me, and clean up time for the rest of them)  worked that out well, hey? - thanks, family!

'twas (there it is again) a lovely day!  We are blessed!