Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Point And Shoot: Party Time


The weekend just gone was uncharacteristically busy for us, a rather jam-packed one with two birthday parties for two special little cousins to attend.  Saturdays and Sundays are usually fairly low key in our home, made up of an early morning bike ride for Paul, a few errands and jobs, a simple family outing such as a picnic breakfast by the river and some relaxed pottering around the house and garden.  However, while we were all fairly tired when the end of the weekend rolled around, we had fun and loved every minute celebrating with family and friends.





On Saturday, we celebrated a first birthday party which was the perfect combination of a casual backyard atmosphere, pretty decorations and a beautifully decorated cake.  A shade shelter was set up with a sandpit and water table underneath to keep the little ones happy while the adults enjoyed delicious morning tea treats.


 



Sunday we headed to the Stirling Miniature Railway for a sixth birthday party.  It was a fantastic family venue with a fully shaded picnic area situated in the middle of the train track circuits. The adults took turns doing a loop with the little ones who all had a ball riding on the steam engines over bridges and through the tunnel as the engine chuffed its way along.

Sophie was just as infatuated with the trains as she was with her baby cousin... seeing these two playing peek-a-boo with each other was truly adorable.

After our weekend of parties and our typical quiet Monday at home, it will be a day of rest and recuperation for us today.  Grace is tucked up in bed congested with a cold and I think Sophie has a touch of the sniffles too... time to put on my nurse's hat...


Linking up with Lou's Point And Shoot


13 comments:

  1. What a lovely weekend! And a gorgeous cake! My 7 month old nephew follows my daughter around as well... I think the bond they have is just adorable! Very sibling like.

    Sophie xo

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  2. fun! that cake looks delicious. hope your gorgeous girls are sniffle-free very soon x

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  3. What a gorgeous weekend! Love the cake! And that last pic is divine - the excitement in Sophie's expression!! Hope your girls feel better soon. Sniffles are back here too x

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    1. Must be the change of the season :(

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  4. sounds like a delightful weekend...good weather, good company and good food. lovely!

    what a pretty little dress sophie is wearing in the second picture :)

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    1. Sophie's dress is a pretty Target one that I think Grace got one wear out of at my cousin's engagement party. I'd been hanging out for Sophie to fit it. Paul's aunty gave it to Grace one Christmas. Every year, she picks the prettiest most beautiful dresses to give the girls. Hope you and little Olive are well x

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  5. What a pretty cake! Is it just me, or is Sophie looking a lot like Grace at the same age?
    xx

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    1. There's definitely some similarities between them both - I think it's the blonde hair and blue eyes :)

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  6. Sounds like a lovely weekend
    Love Sophie's sparkly blue eyes in that last pic
    We never got to that mini railway... so many great parks near Perth

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  7. Hehe so funny...I planned to join in with P & S again..starting this week. BUT....unlike me, I didn't touch my camera ALL.WEEKEND!!!! It was rainy and dreary and I lost all inspiration! Next week :)
    Those parties both look perfect in their own special ways. I love Sophie's dress in that second shot :) And the train ride looks FUN :)
    I'm a Mummy-Nurse today too. Ryder has tonsillitis & Ella has the sniffles! {and Chris is away!} Fun times!
    Hope your girls are a.ok nice and quickly.
    xx

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    1. Little girls are so much fun to dress :) That's no good you guys are sick too, hope you're all better by the weekend x

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  8. The cake is divine! Love hearing about your weekend x

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  9. That cake looks so very cute. It sounds like a really lovely weekend, what a fun place to have a party at the miniature railway, I bet the little ones loved having a train ride. I hope that Grace and Sophie are feeling much better now. xx

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