Monday, July 2, 2012

Family Celebrations.

The last few weeks have been a tad hectic around here with our big boy turning FIVE!  The celebrations were spread over a week so it made for a busy (but fun) time for the whole family.  He really wanted a dinosaur themed party(ies) and happened to be looking over my shoulder as I looked at some parties on pinterest so was quite specific about what he wanted!  About the only thing I have sewn over the last few weeks was this Dinosaur Hoodie following a tutorial from here...

He loves it so much and the decision to make it at about 9pm the night before his birthday was totally worth it for the amount of wear it's had already!!  We celebrated his actual birthday with our families and the dinosaur theme was carried by the cake, a simple layered mudcake topped with a toy dinosaur... not the prettiest cake I've ever made but so very delicious.  You can find the recipe here!

The 'party' continued with a midweek birthday celebration at preschool followed the next weekend with a dino dominated party with friends!  The cake was based on a Women's Weekly cake but at the last minute we decided to draw our own template as the one in the book looked a bit like a ferocious wallaby rather than a T-rex.  Mr IndigoElephant was a huge help with cake and cookie decorating, a hidden talent that will be utilised at every party from now on!! And the birthday boy decorated the choc crackle volcanos with coloured chocolate lava...  The whole family will be involved in the food prep for our next party which Mr 3.5 is already planning for himself - thankfully not until the end of the year!!

All these birthday celebrations were closely followed by our 10th wedding anniversary - I can't believe how fast those years have gone - and my mum's birthday, by which stage I'd completely run out of baking energy!  Now I need to focus on getting some stock sewn up to tide me over the early weeks with a newborn, who is due in about six weeks.  Yes things have been crazy, but are about to become more so!!

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