Category Raising 3 Children

Birthday Girl Photoshoot

I am a bit late posting this as my laptop was out of action for a week.  My little boy thought he would tip water over the keyboard (while hubby was minding the kids I might add)  and I thought it was dead, and had gone looking at replacement computers, but the IT guy at my husbands work was able to bring it back to life.

I was a bit worried because although I am pretty good at backing up things, I hadn’t backed up my documents for a while and had been working on price lists and things and thought I had lost them all.

The weekend of my daughters birthday we took her pink birthday balloons down by the river for a very quick 15 min photoshoot (because she then decided to need to go to the toilet) but it was freezing anyway so that was ok!
Birthday Balloons
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High Tea 7th Birthday Party

On the weekend my daughter had her 7th birthday party. We had been planning a High Tea theme. The guests were asked to dress in their finest to attend the celebration.

I had been scouring op shops (thrift shops for the USA folk) for pretty tea cups and decorative plates.

We made our own party bags from scrap book paper (I made them and my daughter decorated)

Party Bags

Paper bunting made also using scrapbook paper from k-mart – $3 a packet!


We (I) also made the party hats from scrapbook paper I already had and we attached crepe paper to the tops.

I saw a similar idea on the internet of the marshmallows covered in sprinkles, and being winter and not having any flowers in the garden I thought I would put them on kebab sticks and they would work as “flowers”.


Tea cup and tea pot biscuits from Zeppiedoescakes



And the cake which has nothing to do with the theme at all, saw this on pinterest and my daughter thought it looked delicious (me too!)

Kit Kat M&M Cake

High Tea



In between eating the food, we played some good ole party games like the Great Chocolate Race, Musical Chairs, At The Zoo and Musical Statues (all to One Direction)

Tea Party

Drinking pink milk in her new tea cup.


Birthday girl with some new jewellery on.

Birthday Girl

Happy birthday to you!


You can do a photo shoot anywhere

The other week my husband and I found ourselves free of our two older children thought we might like to stop and take photos somewhere, but as we had been out all morning, the thought of taking our littlest out in the cold wind again wasn’t my idea of fun.

We drove around for a bit and found a building to take some photos of.  I stayed in the car while my husband hopped out and took some photos, of course our little guy won’t sit still happily for too long, so I distracted him with my camera.

In the car

All these photos were taken while he sat in his car seat, I didn’t really ask him to do anything, I just snapped away.  The last photo is when he saw Daddy come back to the car.