Wednesday, February 29, 2012

One thousand gifts: February

"Love has the long, real sight that sees what won't burn up. Love's priorities are things unseen" Ann Voskamp

A portion from this month's thankful list:

75. Getting to the bottom of a five-load-high pile of folding
76. A sweet voice singing "He's got the whole world in his hands"
77. Cool, breezy afternoons
78. Love notes, secretly slipped into lunchboxes
79. New little friends
80. Getting a glimpse of what Elara might be like in a few years time

99. Date nights and fairy lights
100. Trampoline jumping at twilight
101. India asking "Are those trees or huge broccolis?" 

102. The tenderness of a softly spoken, but honest 'sorry'
103. A song that stays with you long after hearing it
104. The stillness of morning
105. Genetics. And how my boy holds and plays his guitar like his Dad

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ballet party: the fun and friends

What do you do at a ballet party?
Dance, of course. 

 (Oh, and it's the sweetest thing to see a bunch of friends dance around a living room like they're all in Giselle or Swan Lake together!)

Play pass-the-dancey-parcel.
(unwrap the layer)

 (enjoy the sweet surprise and have a look at the ballet move)

(then practice it in front of your friends)

 Plenty of dressing up.

(I think the birthday girl had at least three costume changes!)

And lots of general be-cool-ness!

Hooray! Fun for all.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ballet party: the frou frou and favours

the invitations

 (cardboard with a paper leotard, and a sewn on tulle tutu, with party details on the back)

  tulle pompoms hanging above the food table

 favour boxes (more on these in a later post)

with home made white chocolate ballet slippers inside!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ballet party: the food

Delicious and pink!
Ballerina meringues

Pink and lemonade jelly cups

Ham heart sandwiches

Pink lemonade

Marshmallows and musk

As well as these strawberry milk whoopie pies (which were a major fail for us),
sausage rolls and cheerios.

  And of course the ballerina stage cake.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pink Eve

Getting ready for some fun!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy 6

She likes routine, productivity and having something to do 
all the time.
So it should be no surprise that this first year at school, 
has been her happiest year yet!
To celebrate her 6th birthday, I made and sent happy face pencil toppers (in lieu of cake, which is no longer allowed at her school) to share with her classmates. 

And there were smiles all round!
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