whirlwind

What a weekend! It was great having three days, I took the Friday off work to spend with Holly as it was half term. We needed to go clothes shopping for her in the morning as she has suddenly shot up, and then in the afternoon I did a little bit of painting (walls in the house) before getting Holly into her witch costume and going to her friends Halloween party, where I stayed to help. This is the pumpkin (well really it is a squash from the allotment) that Holly and Stuart decorated, I think they did a great job! Saturday was spent doing food shopping for Holly's party and the afternoon baking cakes and muffins while trying to keep a little someone out of the kitchen. Then Sunday was the party, 10.30 till 12 at our local leisure centre, with a bouncy castle and parachute games. When I booked it I thought 10.30 was quite a good time, but it did mean having to get up much earlier than I would have liked to get all the food ready to go! Luckily we had lots of kind helpers and the party went really well, Holly had a great time. The parachute tent in this picture was good fun, its a bit blurred I know but I couldn't stay still against the wobbly parachute as we were all sitting on the edges to make the 'tent'! And this is Holly's cake, I went for individual chocolate muffins as we had a limited time slot for the party and I remember spending ages cutting and wrapping cake for the children to take home last time, so I thought this was a way of making one bit of the party a bit easier, and everyone got a muffin to take home. And last night I even managed to do a little bit of sewing, which was a nice way to round off a busy time. And I listed a couple of the medium sized soft stars that are in the picture above. Hope all your weekends were good! : )

10 comments:

Bagladee said...

My you did have a busy weekend, and those chocolate muffins for Holly's cake look yummy!! :) x

Hey Harriet said...

A very happy belated birthday to Holly! That's a cool looking cake. Cakes! What a busy & fun sounding weekend you had. Sounds like you needed 3 days in order to cram everything in :)

Tizzalicious said...

Sounds busy!

The cupcakes look great!

Julia said...

You did a bit of sewing even with all of that activity? Incredible! It sounds like the party was a hit! Congratulations and happy birthday Holly :)

blazedanielle said...

Sounds like a great weekend! :) Happy birthday to Holly! :) Yummy cupcakes!

jewelstreet said...

Love the pumpkin pic! Left you something on my blog.

M.Kate said...

Happy birthday Holly..wish I could have a bite of that cupcake!!

Vanessa said...

Just to let you know there is something on my blog for you!

Vanessa x

Shayla said...

The parachute tent is fun, I remember.

Aha! Take home cake means the sugar rush doens't take place during the party. Very good idea on the cupcakes.

Indigo Blue said...

I love parachutes. I have used with students as a way of breaking the ice when they first join in Year 7. How strange is this, my friend used cupcakes as the birthday cake and Sophie and I had a trial run with cupcakes for hers on Sunday. Great minds think alike! Happy Birthday Holly.