part 1: WILF
Wilf and his new old train
I have always LOVED Christmas
Laughs, good food, giving, receiving, fun, and more good food
Wilf LOVES anything with wheels. Trains and Rubbish trucks are his favourite. (Our rubbish collectors and local train station know us very well indeed)
So I popped my lucky skirt on and went off hunting.
I bought this wooden train from an old man who made it about 40 years ago. It is nearly 1/2 metre tall and 1 1/2 metres long and a real corker. I had to lug it home , give it a quick sand and wipe down then hide it secret squirrel style in the shed.
Well worth it too, a real keeper, it got a 'WOWIE' from Wilf.
'Best Ever' I was told.. chuffed
Wilf also scored his own super sweet watering can with his name painted on it so his daddy doesn't steal it; this was from Emma and Frankie and is much loved plus new weather resistant gardening tools (stay tuned for Wilf in the garden part 2 blog!)
I made this girly heart mobile for my new very beautiful niece 'Jade'.
The hearts were made with a selection of vintage fabrics then stuffed with hobby fill and it all hung sweetly from a salvaged stick painted white.
Stay tuned to www.birdypopcorn.com for girl/boy/unisex mobiles made to order.
We went to Wilf's Uncle's house for our Christmas lunch feast.
Lucky for the kids there was a Santa Pinata full of treats!
Wilf needed a helping hand, so with Daddy guiding him along got the hang of it all too quickly. Cool idea.
Always a hit!
Note poor Santa in the background
Raining Rose Petals
Throw them up, watch them fall
simple effective fun
Part 2 : FRANKIE
This year we flew to Sydney to have a 3 day christmas festival eating extravaganza.
It was fun to do something different. Just a cozy crew of family; Frankie almost 2 (the youngest) and Sal my aunts mum, Beth 83 (the oldest). Throw in 2 danish travellers experiencing their first aussie christmas and a handful of friends coming and going. All in all a good company and a great day
Otherwise known as a Rubber-Ring.
Soph gave this to Frankie on christmas morning and it was a massive hit. note the a cheeky face
|my water baby|
hardly left the pool,
think Luke better start digging at our place.
|pass the parcel|
Frankie was soooo good! She went from person to person, sampling their food and having a play. Colouring books, stickers and play-doh also kept her entertained during our long relaxo lunch.
|a night cap|
finished the day with a sorbet
to wash it all down