Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Poor, Neglected Wee Blog

I'm feeling bad about my blog.  I've neglected it her...him...? over the past few months as my time is consumed by manic me managing mainly mince but urgent, immediately in need of attention mince just the same.   I will therefore wrap it the blog in a wee snuggly blanket for a week or so and try to keep it warm so that it can be happy once again.   Anyone got a loan of a feather duster?   I dinnae like those spiders....
It has been the birthday weekend of the year, that one weekend when parties take over our lives and we collapse around Tuesday, exhausted and happy that it's over for another year.   The Twins turned 9 on Monday and with it came parties; not just theirs, I hasten to add.   The partying began on Friday when Lucy had a sleepover in an indoor Bedouin tent thingy with 8 other wee girls.  



 We put on a buffet of mini baked potatoes with cheese and tuna, stuffed pitta pockets, carrot sticks, antipasti, homemade bread, cheese, lots of it in real and disguised form i.e. cheese strings, mini babybels etc.  


There was watermelon, grapes, pineapple, tomatoes, cucumbers, bread sticks, sweeties, cookies, pigs in blankets, pizza to name but a few.  

 And of course, there was cake.....

The weather was glorious so a lot of time was spent outside playing; Fraser was supposed to go out with dad but instead, gelled his hair back, put on a white shirt and waistcoat and became the butler for the evening......


....and then it was a sing song on the X-box but before that, there was time to put the candles in....

And some sparklers......
And sing happy birthday!

Finally, a dvd was asked for with 'midnight feast'....it wasn't really midnight, I'd put the clock back two hours.....and then the count down to get them to sleep!
Lucy at her party

 Happy Girl! 

So, that was that....no, wait....it wasn't.   Then it was Fraser's turn!


Skywalking and climbing at Climbzone, Braehead was the party of choice and a doddle compared to the sleepover; take 5 kids, bundle them into a car, let them scale new heights and giant walls which they loved while you watch with a coffee and a camera then take them for burger, chips and ice cream.   Done.

Of course, cakes are still required....
Mice and worm cupcakes

Then there was the family tea party...even more cakes.... 


And of course, party bags (or cups in this case)....

Done yet?   Not quite.   We had a BBQ to attend which was lovely with chicken marinated in pesto and bbq sauce, burgers, fat sausages, pork with sweet chilli sauce and buckets filled with potato salad, amongst many other things. 

Finally, Lucy had her friend's party to attend and after taking them to the local restaurant for dinner on Monday night, the night of the actual birthday, we collapsed in that little heap and were thankful that birthdays are but once a year.
My 9 year old, ready for the BBQ.

 And lets not forget big sis who was wonderful during the entire weekend.

25 comments:

mise said...

I like it that you set the clock back by two hours! Good for you for making such an important occasion so much fun.

Grannymar said...

I laughed at the idea of turning the clock back. Why did I never think of that!

I have a spider on my blog today too! A BIG one!

5thsister said...

I used to do the same thing (set clock back) when daughter had sleepovers. I told them they could stay up until midnight then lights out. Worked like a charm!

Caution Flag said...

I think you need to get snuggled up in that blanket with your blog and take a snooze. When you awake refreshed, we'll still be here :)

Ocean Girl said...

What a colourful and yummy and fun comeback.

Virginia Mom said...

Oooooh.... will you come be my mommy and plan and cook for my 40th birthday in September? :) LOL (I've actually requested no party for this momentous birthday- I'm flying out to Dallas, TX to visit my best friend for 5 days with no kids or husband as my celebration!) Wow- you planned a wonderful sleep over for your daughter! (Thank goodness boys don't tend to request sleep over birthday parties very often and are easier to plan around...!) My younger daughter and son's birthdays are 15 days apart- so January is party madness in my house- following on the craziness of the holidays, of course!

Hope the rest of June is quieter for you! :)

Brittany said...

What a fun-filled few days! Happy birthday to all. Looks like everyone had a blast :)

obladi oblada said...

Wow..you put on a fabulous party! I love what you did with the "tent", and the spread of food was amazing!

Anna said...

those parties look like a blast!! & the food looks divine! i love the pic of fraser dressed up as the butler- hilarious!

hugs to the birthday loves & of course to all!
xo

panamamama said...

How much fun! Love the little butterflies! My poor blog has been neglected too... time to sweep the webs away.

corve said...

WOW
Seems like fun

LisaDay said...

What a glorious looking cake.

lisa

Shelle said...

oh to be a kid again....what fun!

Sumandebray said...

Happy Birthday
Good to see that you are back taking care of your blog.
The food line up was .... Well mouth watering, as usual

gaelikaa said...

What a lovely brithday weekend, congrats to all. And to you for making it through. I always make it a point never to come hungry to this blog...LOL xxxx

Unknown Mami said...

That's a whole lot of exhausting fun!

Michele Chastain said...

Oh my...will you come decorate and cater my next birthday? Never mind that I'll be 43 years old, this looks like a blast! :)
Super blog, I love it. ♥

beagle1 said...

That looks like a bunch of fun parties! The pink cake is awesome, love it!

"Queen" Vic said...

Wow - it all looks so fun. How DO you find the time?! :)

Stopping by from SITS!

Laura said...

Amazing cake Helen!

Great job on the birthdays. Sounds like, while exhausting, it was a fun, memory-making weekend.
Your children are lucky to have you!

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Fi said...

I just love your idea of glamping! Superb!

aladdinsane12 said...

how lucky is she?! i would kill for a birthday party like that and i'm 24! and you always make the most AMAZING baked goods- that cake is incredible!

Mhel said...

Ohhh what a feast!! As always, Im drooling all over my laptop. Cute party!

Helen McGinn said...

Thanks for the comments guys, they are so appreciated. I'll get back to replying from now on! Gone to check out your blogs today. xx