The last few weeks have been manic. I have been on a trip and 2 work conferences. Have organised a birthday party for my son as well as Easter celebrations. And everytime I start to think it is OK to come up for air, something else hits us.
We had my son’s 7th birthday party recently. I cannot believe he is 7 already. Soon he will be into the double digits territory. I was originally only going to invite a handful of kids from his class, but in the end decided to invite the whole class. Luckily only about half RSVPd yes, but we still had about 24 kids show up once the rest of my son's friends got added to the mix.
I left the cake to the very last minute... again! And unfortunately the lady that I normally go to for cakes was on holidays so I did a search online and ordered a cake 3 days before the birthday. Picked it up the day before. It was a rainbow velvet cake. I can't say I was overly happy with how it looked, the superhero signs were made of rice paper instead of fondant and the bits at the top were made of paper/carboard, but it did taste fantastic, but that is the price you pay for placing orders at the last minute and having to beg people to take you order! *LOL*
We had a Superheroes themed party at home with face painting and balloon twisting. It rained the day before and for a moment there, I thought I would be stuck with 24 kids indoors, but the weather really did come through for us because it was a beautiful day.
It seems 7 is the age when parents start dropping their kids off at parties. What about you? What age did you start leaving your child (or children) at parties? When is it still acceptable to continue to stay with your kid at birthday parties? I am a paranoid parent who watched way too many episodes of Law & Order SVU so at this rate it's looking like I am planning on sticking around at birthday parties with my kids until they're 18???
You can tell by the last photo above that my flower corner has become a bit of a "jingle jangle jungle" as my son likes to call it. It's suffered about 6 months of neglect so far but my rose bushes seem to be persevering. They're like the gifts that just keep on giving. I thought I had seem the last of my roses until spring a few weeks ago but those continuous rains following by a lot of sunshine are great for roses.
I am currently waiting for everything to go into their winter hibernation so I can rearrange the garden.
On the fashion side of things, for some reason lately I have become obsessed with white jeans. But it is impossible to find any decent ones here in Australia. And by decent ones I mean the ones that are 98% or higher cotton denim. None of this jegging material with a ridiculous amount of lycra, nylon, spandex or some other stretchy material (that make your jeans scrunch up as if they were a pair of Sass & Bide Rats leggings) when you put them on. A lot of my jeans which I have had for around 10 years or more have been slowly dying on me over the last 12 to 18 months and I have been replacing them as I go but I have found myself reverting to the old brands that I grew up with. Like Lee Riders and Levis which still have die hard lines with almost nothing but cotton. The old school jeans that I used to have to wear in, but once worn in, I'd find that my jeans would mold to my legs and bum and feel like a second skin on me. Or maybe I am just weird, because this is how my friends describe this new wave of stretchy jeans/legging like denim (jeggins?), I don't know why but these stretchy jeans just don't seem to fit me the way I like my jeans to fit.
Nothing like a good pair of Levis 501s if you're after the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans. 501s have been around since forever, I think over 100 years, and the latest 501s seem to have been modified slightly to reflect a truer fit according to size.
This bow necklace was given to me last Christmas by my in laws. It can be worn 2 ways as the front has tiny swarovski crystals and the back and setting is rose gold. It's quickly become one of my favourite pieces of jewellery.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 shoes, Balenciaga bracelet, Yves Saint Laurent arty ring, rose gold bow necklace, jugsaw belt, Target t-shirt, Crumpet cardigan
We are all recovering from what I could only describe as 3 weeks of non stop black plague like conditions. My husband, myself and my 3.5 year old Chubster. My 7 year old Bubster on the other hand as per usual, got the sniffles and then was good to go. Whoever said kids who were breastfed for longer have a stronger immune system than kids who were formula fed forgot to tell that to 7 year old son who was on formula from the time he was 5 weeks old but has an immune system that is tough as nails. I breastfed my youngest until he was about 22 months and he gets sick all the time. I guess as they say... You can't win them all!
Easter has now come and gone. Hope everyone has enjoyed their Easter celebrations.
Enjoying the spoils of their Easter Egg Hunt.
We'll be eating chocolate for weeks.
I am taking a week off work this week so i can spend it with my kids. My mother's 60th birthday is also coming up in a few days and I am yet to decide on what to get her for her birthday. So if you have any suggestions, feel free to send them my way.
P.S. No part of this post is sponsored as per the rest of my blog.