Thursday, October 31, 2013

first birthday group cake smash.

I've mentioned it before, but the best thing I ever did (by far!) when I had Lachlan, was join a mother's group. More specifically, THIS mother's group!

No matter how many friends you know with kids or how many family members you have who "just had a baby"... no one really remembers exactly what each stage is like, like someone going through it with you. This group was exactly that! With all of the babies born within 6-8 weeks of each other, us mom's could really relate to what was going on from a first hand perspective. Not to mention the moms (or I should really says mums) in this group are seriously just amazing friends to have!

Anyway, moving on to the cake smash...

As all the birthdays started approaching, I threw out the idea of a big, group cake smash. Cake. Balloons. Matching bow tie oneies. Babies coved in icing from head to toe... I had it all planned in my mind! I am not sure what the girls actually thought of this idea but was so excited when they all agreed to participate!! I mean, after nearly 12 months of knowing me and my crazy ways, I am sure no one was really that surprised :)

Watch out friends, someone is gettin' crafty.... #firstbirthdaycakesmashfornine! #mumsgroup #gonnagetcrazy!

And when the day finally arrived, all went exactly to plan. It was organised, icing filled chaos! And the only baby who refused to participate was mine...

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Our group (minus Lachlan :: he was too busy screaming to eat his cake)

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Just before Lachlan decided to scream the house down...

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[There are so many funny captions that could go with each of these photos. Feel free to mentally caption them as you go along. These kids are hilarious!)

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This picture of Samuel might just be my favourite. First handful went straight in the eye. It was all over for him after this. Such a cutie!

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The only picture we got of Lachlan (below). I handed the camera to Max for a second while I tried to calm him down. I thought maybe if I stuck his hand in the icing to show him how fun it was he might stop screaming. Turns out that wasn't such a good idea :/ #momfail

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Madden :: the last man standing! He was actually eating his cake and wanted to make sure not a single crumb was wasted :)

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Overall I think it was a successful afternoon. I mean, all 9 families made it one whole year! If you ask me, that is something worth celebrating!!

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** side note :: turns out Lachlan was actually pretty sick with a high temp that afternoon :( I am hoping his birthday party cake smash will go a little better this weekend!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

three years of wedded bliss.

(Back in August 2013)

Every year on or around our wedding anniversary, we plan some kind of weekend away.

(You can read about the first year here and the second year, here, here, here and here.)

While Lachlan was technically with us last year, he was really with us this year. As in, both Max and I could take turns carrying him :)

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With the house renovation and all the craziness of not living in your own home, we decided to do something a bit lower key this year. And since we take turns planning our anniversary trip and it was Max's turn this year, he planned a weekend away at the beach. We rented a little apartment and spent the weekend soaking up the sunshine at Moffat Beach.

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It really was exactly what we needed!

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[a picture of the three of us if you look closely...]
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Happy 3rd Anniversary babe!


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