Monday, May 18, 2009

The Birthday Girl!

Breanna had such a nice day for her birthday! Cute little friends from school and lots of yummy food! Here she is above blowing out her candles...

And conducting our Happy Birthday singing... See those cup cakes... I was rather proud of myself - I'm not much of a cook, but managed to make quite a few yummy things for the party. Cup cakes, Mars bar slice, Mini Quiche's, Chocolate dipped marshmallows, pikelets... A huge accomplishment for me!

This is breanna struggling to get her new quilt out of the gift bag, with some help from Connor..

And this is her loving her new quilt!

Lol! These were the night before preparations, rollers in the hair cos she wanted curly hair for the party. Unfortunately they didn't work and we had to use the curling tongs on the day! But it's a cute pic anyway!

She was up at 5.15am, ready to open her presents, and hubby told her she just needed to wait a little longer... So 6am came around and she wasn't waiting any more! She got her new DS, which she has been waiting so long for!

This is a new Name Cushion I had the pleasure of making for a Customer on Oz Handmade. I love the way it turned out! Lets hope she's also pleased!

All in all a wonderful weekend! Now it's back to school today!

Today is actually exactly 1 year since our family left for out holiday to Scotland! So it's a little bit sad too - how we'd love to be taking off there again. We had the most brilliant time ever!

A holiday like that is something you can never forget. We stayed for 6 weeks, and I could have stayed for another 6 easily! We're currently working out when the next trip will be!
I'll leave you now with some of our lovely memories...

Ooooh I just couldn't get enough of these castles!

Best wishes,


Erin said...

Happy Birthday to your girl with the gorgeous eyes...may it be her best year ever!

blushing rose said...

Happy birthday to an adorable little girl.

Scotland we fell in love with ... the breathtaking countryside, mist on the lochs, the warm people ...

TTFN ~ Marydon

Anonymous said...

I hope one day to visit my fatherland of Ireland. One day.

Your family is just gorgeous and your little girl is precious. She looks thrilled with her quilt.

Still have not yet tried the stippling anymore. I'm going to though, I promise. I've had to lay off sewing a bit. Possible carpel tunnel.. oy... i hopes not!

the*pink*princess said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What a gorgeous party and presents~~~~
Good job!

I love Scotland,well i am biased,i was born there! Just keep planning that next trip!

Lesley : )

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes for Breanna! Looks like she had a fantastic time.
The custom cushion that you made turnded out beautifully, love the colour choices.
I went to England/Scotland back in '96 with my mum & dad. My fave part was visiting all the old castle ruins, they are amazing. Stayed a place near Bamburough Castle in England, so we had to go past it just about every day, I think it looks it's best at night with the flood lights on, spectacular!
~S~ xxx

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Hi Jenelle! I've just discovered your blog, only to find that I already had your ballet slipper tutorial bookmarked!! What a small world :-) Anyway, happy birthday to Breanna and may your day be filled with memories of all the lovely castles!

Celestina Marie said...

Ji Jenelle, happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. She looks so happy at the table with those very yummy cupcakes. I love the name pillow. Just gorgeous. You are so very talented.
Your Pics from Scotland are beautiful.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie