Noon Years Eve

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New years has become a huge celebration around the world, unfortunately for many little ones they miss out on all the fun. Well not any more with a Noon Years Eve party they can get the excitement of the countdown and celebrate in style without being well up past their bed times. Good for mum and dad too!

We had dollar shop star glasses, pipe cleaner crowns, sprinkled milk shots and a countdown to a fun balloon drop. All easy to do and so much fun for all. 

Well there is always one who is in a room on their own but she came around when the countdown started. 

And of course we had a little something for the adults as well. Winky Face!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy Face!

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We'll be back soon

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

We will be back soon I promise, but for now here is just a wee update on what's been happening the past few months. Buddy and Button have been on an amazing adventure from their home in NZ all the way to the other side of the world, visiting our family in Scotland. An adventure long over due as mum and dad B & B got married and we also welcomed a new addition, a wee scottish cousin. 

It was a fabulous trip, but we are finally getting back in to the swing of being back home and what a time to be back. We love Christmas, though I am still not used to having it in the sun. 

We'll be back with more posts soon, including a major post on our trip and how to travel long haul with little ones and of course our Buddy is almost 5 so we have a big birthday party theme and crafts to come.

Can't wait.

Happy Face Indeed!!

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A Brave party indeed!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

It has been a while, yes I know but we have traveled from our little home in Dunedin to the other side of the world to Scotland. The kids did amazing on the trip and I'll be doing a lengthy post when we get back all about the highs and lows of travelling with kiddies long haul! But right now it's someones birthday!

Our little miss Button turned 2 and what better way to celebrate the big day in Scotland than with a Brave themed party compete with a mini highland games. Brave  is a favourite in our house, mostly as it's nice to hear a Scottish accent now and again when we are back in New Zealand. So we got our thinking caps on, grabbed some cardboard boxes and set to it. 

Trying to find something tartan for little miss in such a small size (she may be two but she still wear 9-12 months) was near impossible. Well this cute wee skirt was the best we could find unfortunately it only stayed on for this picture and she enjoyed the day in just her top. 

A brave party wouldn't be complete without a few Brave quotes and this cute wee doll below was from the Disney store, it has Buttons quizzical look down to a t. 

While all this was going on our Birthday girl was fast asleep, I thought she might actually sleep through it, well she awoke but the party started like this. See perfectly captured picture below.

A few Brave themed treats and she was set, Granny had a perfect pot for the cauldron and those target cookies were a pain to decorate but came out great. 

The cake, well the cake was a last minute decoration job, I just didn't get inspired with what to create but thanks to granny's perfect chocolate cake and aunties decorating skills (she cut out a stencil and sprayed on gold food colouring) the cake was success and tasted extremely yummy! 

Now it was time for the mini highland games, we had a caber toss (a piece of foam wrapped in brown paper), a haggis toss (a box for the target and the haggis were just oats sewn in to an old pair of tights) the oats did make quite a mess though when thrown but it was such a fun game. 

Last but not least in our games was the archery tournament. Buddy obviously wasn't shooting for the hand of the birthday girl but for a bag of sweeties and a medal. 

Towards the end of the day though a bit of cheating was going on. 

 Even the grown ups enjoyed the Brave printables

And finally after the games were finished the kids ran off to cast some spells in the Crafty Carver, compete with it's own wee bear. 

It was such a lovely day and everyone seemed to have a great time, now we are off to watch Brave again cause soon my little Button will be grown and telling me she wants to let her hair flow in the wind as she rides through the glen firing arrows in to the sunset.

Happy Face!

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Jurassic Park : The Lost World of Cardboard

Monday, 28 July 2014

As you well know we love a good rummage around the recycling to do a little UPcycling as often as we can. Buddy & Button love cardboard boxes, what kid doesn't and Mum is a big fan of making those boxes in to something a little bit special. 

This was a good haul today and some had already been painted, I don't remember doing that? So what to do? After a wee think, I remember going out with Buddy and he found some toy dinosaurs well you can guess what happens next.

I cut up three cereal boxes, added a few pieces of cardboard for fenced off areas and two plastic containers for an entrance.

Paint, paint, paint. Get the paint out and let them go wild(ish).

I painted the fiddly bits, the borders and the entrance.

Finally a little decoration. I hand drew this, quite proud of myself actually. Go me!

Add in the little dinosaurs.

A plane and a truck is a must.

Buddy taking one of his dinosaurs for a tour around the park. It was so much fun to make and Buddy is loving his new home for his dinosaurs. Button was less than impressed, I may need to make a zoo for her.  
Happy Face!
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Back with a Button Photo Shoot

Saturday, 26 July 2014

With some much needed personal time I am back with those cuddly and very cute wee ones Buddy & Button. What have you missed, just a lot of planning! In 3 weeks we leave on our adventure to Scotland where Mum and Dad are finally getting married and Buddy & Button have a Scottish cousin to wait for. So we will be having a very busy 3 months and lots of travel and special moments to blog about. 

This is what happens when I try and get in a photo, why I stay behind the camera. Ha! It's a great photo of Buddy though. Speaking of which, he is away at his Nana's house today so I'm going behind the camera one again and taking photo's of our beautiful wee Button. 

That girl is just naturally photogenic, I have no idea who she gets it from, certainly not me. Buddy & Button are going to steal the show at our Wedding in November. Though I am very much looking forward to having a family photo. FINALLY!

Happy to be back, Happy Face!! 

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