Monday, October 28, 2013

Party

Dear Olive,
Beneath the paperbarks, and the bunting Shane hung, we celebrated your fourth birthday. We kept the food pretty simple with corn chips, sugar free muffins, date and coconut rolls, fruit kebabs and a chock-full-of-sugar-and-green-food-colouring Martian cake*. In lieu of party bags, there was a pet rock making section. You had the BEST TIME. I didn't get the chance to talk to many people, let alone take a lot of photos, but at one point, as I stood back watching the festivities carry on around me, I was struck by just how lucky you are to have so many wonderful people love you.

PS Now THAT'S how you wrap a present.
PPS That last photo makes me laugh so much. I asked you what you were thinking when everyone was singing happy birthday and you said you don't really like loud noises and that Ada was singing too loud ... I can see that! Bless her enthusiasm.







* You asked for "an unhealthy cake, one with sugar, Mum", and I obliged - in the shape of your imaginary friend, Martian. It was a bit tricky, seeing as I've never laid eyes on the guy! I'm SO embarrassed to admit the cake was a Martha Stewart packet delight.

8 comments:

Katrina@capturingmoments said...

Oh that last photo is priceless (more so knowing what O was thinking)

Astred*designcherry said...

What a fun birthday! Looooove that budgie wrapped present!

Anna {fields-of-sage} said...

What a beautiful celebration! I hope you had the happiest birthday sweet girl xx

one claire day said...

Awesome cake Kellie! In fact, it all looks pretty awesome.... and love the story behind that last photo. Bless x

Katie:: Grow.Cook.Sew. said...

Looks like a lovely day! I may have to wrap all presents with a bird on top from now on! x

thewindhover said...

what a simple sweet birthday bash - the best ones are! I especially love the green iced cake :)

THE MEANS AND THE WAYS said...

Kel, Olive looks so gorgeous in all these photos, and I'm sorry that Ada has no volume control when it comes to singing Happy Birthday. It was probably the exact moment her brother was being born. Maybe he heard her. Happy Birthday Olive!!

jody said...

looks so lovely, I hope Olive had the most wonderful birthday. xo