Hand me downs

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Don't we love to get pictures of the kids in the same clothes, I do. Luckily we still had two of our favourite shirts the Liverpool kit and a cute wee all blacks shirt Tane got as a hand me down. 

Suppose it helps when you have small kiddies, the all blacks shirt is a 00 and the Liverpool shirt is a 3-6 months. Buddy can still fit in his away kit which is a size 9-12 months and he's 4 ha!

Little miss Button can pull anything off.
Happy Face!
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Where did time go?

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Just having a look through my camera and wondered where my babies have gone!

So much more to come though and can't wait (except for the tub of chalk Button just dumped in to the living room) 

Happy Face!

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Buddy's Pirate Party

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

This is a bit of a late post, Buddy's birthday party was back on the 8th but one sickness after another, busy times indeed. Finally here they are, the pictures from Buddy's Pirate party filled with piraty details (Piraty or piratey, it is a word now)

This be the way to the island, x marks the spot!

Pirate Button at the start of the party, El Boton ready to wrestle by the end heehee

Captain Buddy ready for his shipmates to arrive, with cheeseball gun and paper sword

Table decked out with pirate treats, cannonballs (cheese balls), sea dogs (hot dogs), peg legs (sausage rolls),
and berried treasure (fruit goodness)

Also had salt water jelly with alligators for dessert 

Shipmate Mummy making the other mateys walk the plank!

Poor shipmate Daddy the mateys are teaching him a lesson with their paper swords (got the tutorial from Filth Wizardry, so easy to make)

Here is our awesome pirate ship, which I can say is still standing. It takes up most of Buddy's room but I made it in to a ball pit so still lots of fun.

Walk the Plank!

Buddy's party bags included, chocolate coins, candy necklaces and some pirate themed colouring pages. 

Come aboard the Pirate Ship Cake, thankfully my bestest friend came to help me with this, I would have had no hope on my own.

Waiting to blow out his candles.

We used boxed cake mix (for time and chocolaty goodness), added curly wurlys, pretzels and cherrios for the windows and railings. 

It was big hit and really yummy, we might have eaten most of the curly wurlys ourselves though ;)

Button enjoyed it the most I think, well from the mess I assumed so.

Everyone had a great time and Buddy loved every second of it till everyone left and he got a fever and spent the rest of the day in bed but luckily he was better by the next day.

Not fun to be sick on his birthday but he made it through his party a happy pirate!

Happy Face

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Button Bubbles

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Today I got some of my favourite photos I have taken of Button so far. She may not be smiling in any of them but you can see the curiosity on her face. The wonder of reaching out and trying to capture that silly little bubble.

She just turned on the machine and away she went, so simple, so easy and full of joy. 

Happy Face

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From the TARDIS to the Buddy

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Now we had a very big birthday coming up, our Buddy turned 4! He was really excited and mum was too cause it meant I could get my craftiness in to gear and get creative for Buddy's party, this year it was all about Pirates. 

Now you remember I made Buddy & Button a TARDIS playhouse, it's been taking up plenty of room so it will go to a new purpose, a big ole pirate ship.

 It looked a little worse for wear when I started, it looked like it had already crash landed. So I went about cutting the windows with a box cutter.

Added in some sides with boxes that I had been collecting for a project such as this. We did have a few nappy and mystery boxes lying around. Looks like we had plenty of dished too, oops.

Then on goes the front, spongebob was a big help to my poor knees or carpet is thin as. 

I gave it a quick paint all over with white undercoat to hide the print on the boxes. Cut in a port hole or two and cleaned a few dishes ha! 

Then goes on the brown paint. This was painful, how hard is it to make brown paint you say, well when you put in the wrong yellow by mistake and end up with a load of grey paint it took a while to fix but it came out great in the end. 

Arr me hearties, here be a load of tape!

Add in a few details, a few jolly rogers, an anchor and sail and the ships name 'The Buddy' Just so we know who's ship it is!

And we are done! Add a blue sheet for the sea and climb aboard.

Let the party being, but don't cross Captain Tane or he'll make ye Walk the Plank!

Happy Face!
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DIY superhero costume - No Sew Cape

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Ah a superhero party to go to and nothing for Button to wear! ... Time to get crafty.
I had a rectangle piece of fleece handy which is great if you need to cut it as it will cut clean, no threads or need to hem it. 

For size it fit perfectly, it went down to her knees and fit loosely round her neck. You could make it longer if you wish. Also the good thing about velcro is it would pop away from their neck if it got caught. 

Add on some sticky velcro, it lasted for the party then came off easily, so I can use the fabric again for something else. Sweet!

Buddy had a tutu in his dress up box (long story), but it was very handy for her costume.

You can do your own No Sew Tutu, The Pinning Mama has a great tutorial.

Well there you have it, easy peasy and I could take the cape and tutu easily if she got annoyed and she still had a whole outfit on. 

Thought next to the other superheroes I'm pretty sure she looked more like a very cute girly hobbit!

Happy Face!
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