Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I'm finding it extremely difficult to believe that Elsa is three and I'm guessing that many people have felt the same way about their own children (or child). Each birthday seems to come around ever so fast and there's hardly time to reflect on the goings on of the previous year. I guess that's part of the reason that I blog, or at least try to when I can. It's such an easy, accessible way to reflect, and share.
Three years! THREE YEARS! Oh my. It's been 10 days since her birthday and she's still talking all about it at every possible opportunity. She's really quite smitten with the idea of being three and it would be hard to be anything but over the moon for her. We celebrated her birthday with a morning tea here followed by lunch, and afternoon tea and dinner (!) back at home with family. She had such a wonderful day and so did we.
Her morning tea was a hit; she hasn't stopped chatting about the apple peeler (a gift from her Mama and Dada), the lady-bird cake, her lolly-bags (thankfully they were appreciated because I was up til 11pm the night before making them and even then I needed help from friends at the party to thread the cords before the party ended!), the treasure hunt (lady-bird chocolates), the gifts (so lovely - she's played with her new ironing board every day), her "party pants" (I actually made them a year in advance - a first) and well, just the whole thing.
Initallywe contemplated inviting all and sundry and, while that would've been lovely in a different way I'm sure, I'm glad we kep the party small with just 6 "big kids" and a few babies. It wasn't overwhelming at all and she had time throughout the event to take it all in.
Apples to make "swirly worms" with all the kids using the apple corer/peeler/chopper

Rafa sharing some loving with the other "party-baby"

Lady-bugs all-around

Setting up: setting up the treasure hunt in the background

Autumn leaves

At home with her ironing board courtesy of her aunt (an op. shop find with a lovely new cover made by her aunt)

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