Wednesday, July 13, 2011



Poppy had such a lovely birthday weekend that she started it at 4:30am on Saturday - mental note, do not have a party on a different day to her birthday! Dawn did a great job at her party if anyone wants to do  fun crafty day she is definitely the lady for the job! A Charlie and Lola story and giant cardboard cupcakes kept all the kids amused.

DSC_0181 Katrina made her a fantastic hopscotch cake that she adored.

poppys party 023 (2) Of course I completely forgot to take a single picture until the last guest left (thankfully Dawn was here and took some), the compensation was at least it happened to be my  favourite photos ever … even if she does look like she is getting ever so big!

poppys party 024 (3)

Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to make her dress, not that she cared. (I did finish it though this week and she declared she hated it and would never ever wear it.) Then the school holiday craziness started. Imagine my enjoyment when on the first day Caleb came up with chicken pox spots and we were stuck in isolation for the first week!


Michelle said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday. Glad the chicken pox have cleared up - we are stuck at home with tonsillitis at the moment

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Poppy! Gorgeous party and photos, but your probably lucky you didn't finish the dress in time by the sounds!

jodi said...

happiest day to the cutie with balloons. Yes, that photo of her is a keeper. As for chicken pox isolation - oh no. My mum had to stay home for an entire month with my brother and I when we were small! x

Yarn Wrap said...

Lovely photos and cake. Looked like it was a lovely day.

sophie said...

That balloon photo is just beautiful, you need to enlarge it and hang it on the wall!!!

So sorry about Caleb - chicken pox sucks (calamine lotion!)

JoeyNomad said...

She is so cute - she looks a lot like you! Balloon picture is so sweeeeet!

Andi said...

Everything looks lovely Cindy!!
You outsource beautifully!! ;)
And those last couple of photos of Poppy are divine ... frame-able on the wall divine!!!
Any frame-able shots of the spotty kid?

Megan.K. said...

4!!! No way. How did that happen already?
Love the party pix and that photo of her with the balloon is pure joy.
Happy birthday sweet Poppy!

Hope the holidays turn around for you Cindy. The pox is no fun.

Christina said...

Oh my goodness! She has grown up so much! Lovley photos. Happy birthday Miss Poppy! :)

ecoMILF said...

Happy Birthday to her. Looks like she loved it all and glad to hear the chicken pox are making their way out!

Sally said...

Oh my. *sigh* 4. Already?

Beautiful party and a gorgeous photo with the balloons. Enchanting.

How is Caleb? All mended by now? Did the rest of you escape infection? I hope so.