Birthday Babe

Took these photo’s last night at Chilli’s. Munchkin Princess 2 had chosen to go there for her birthday dinner. Which of course is rather a change for how we normally do things. In the past I have usually cooked their favourite meal, baked a cake and decorated a cake – and we have celebrated at home.

This year – due to circumstance I am not ready to go into just yet, we have changed it up. It is hard for me to accept that I am not doing it. I love to be that kind of “homegrown” Mum. Doing it all for them. I guess it is how I also show some of how much I love them.

Feelings of letting her down and not being fair are more in my head than the childrens. Letting go of things can be tough sometimes!

She does not really even like cake and most times it has to be an icecream one. So her choice for dessert “birthday cake” was perfect! Ice cream and a little chocolate cake. Molten Lava Cake to be exact.


She had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed her dinner. You can tell by her face that this change, this “new way” of doing things is ok!


Still does not sit right with me.

Kit is Cherry Mint from Simply Scraps Designs


High Tea

Today Chloe celebrated turning 13. She had requested a proper tea party with a purple and green theme.

Eight well dressed young ladies, lots of giggles, cake, pots of tea and sandwiches later, it was declared a success.

We had a hat decorating session when everyone arrived, after which we played another game. Chloe opened some lovely gifts and then it was onto the eating. Everyone seemed to enjoy the tea party. One girl declaring she was in heaven as ‘the spread looked so beautiful’.

A Serious Face for a Serious Job

The boys took their job of butler very seriously. It created a fun atmosphere and everyone got into the party mode very quickly. We wondered if we had created a problem for ourselves. The girls loved it so much they may want ‘tea with a butler’ every day. 🙂 Jarred is wearing the sunglasses at the request of one of the young ladies who said he looks like someone out of ‘Men in Black’. He earned the nickname ‘shades’ by the end of the party.

Chloe had a wonderful time too. She absolutely loves all things ‘cupcake’ which made the choice of a giant one for the birthday cake fairly obvious.

We held it early as school breaks up on Wednesday and her friends are all leaving kingdom for the Christmas break. Which meant no one was going to be here. With Christmas being so close to her birthday as well it seemed better to have it now.

All in all it was a fun , if exhausting 🙂 day.