July 16, 2008

Party Time!

On Saturday we had Megan's Birthday Party at a Wildlife Park just out of town....... it was a fantastic place to have a party and the kids had a wonderful time. The party table was over near one of the BBQ areas........ all the cute little goodies came from "Party in a Box" it makes organising and shopping for a party all too easy.
Mark was on BBQ duty....... the apron isn't his it belonged to Vicki who thought he'd look good in it.
Everyone enjoyed the animals........ they even got to cuddle the Koala's feed the Kangaroo's.
There were many other animals to look at and once the kids had done that there was a big play area..... a great time was had by all and we were all very tired at the end of the day.
Here is the cake.........it took me two attempts to make the thing..... the first one got stuck in the cake tin and when it did come out it was in about 50 pieces...... 2nd attempt worked thank goodness because I was getting a little cranky by this stage as I had sooooo many other things I needed to do that day...... all up I think it took me around 4 1/2 hours to complete then another hour to clean the kitchen of all the mess and failed attempts. I was quite pleased with the end result and the way the icing turned out........ thanks for the tin and all the tips Bronwyn!!
Here is the gang once we rounded them all up.
I'm so glad we put the party off for a week while we all recovered from the bug going around because that meant that Nanny and Grandfather were able to travel from Forest Reefs which is the other side of Orange........ they had a wonderful time and the kids were very excited that they were coming all that way just for a party.
That's about all I have time for today................ Oh! one more thing..... have a look at what I got in the post yesterday.....
This is my brand new Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer....... so excited as this has been on back-order for months and months.......... I was beginning to think that it was never going to come in and I was becoming a little desperate because my old trimmer has seen better days. I had another one arrive as well but it has already been sold.
The kids and I are going to get some more chooks and maybe a big rooster tomorrow to add to our little family....... very exciting!!
bye for now


Tracey said...

Looks like you had a great time. Both cakes look fantastic.You are very clever.

Jodi said...

How great was that Cake!!!
Yourve got lots of little talents one can take advantage of... *thinking.. thinking* how are you with motorbikes!! LOL