Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My 30th Birthday Costume Party!

Sooo on December 29th I turned THIRTY.
Actually, yes. Yes I did. Eeep.

Anyhoo, to celebrate I had a fancy dress party :D The theme was Favourite Character from a Book/Movie/Tv Show.
My sisters in law made me this FABULOUS black & white vintage camera cake! Didn't they do a great job?!

The camera on top is actually my pencil sharpener, shhhh. I promise I cleaned all the shavings out first ;)

The partay table. I had a signature bear for everyone to sign and I made little camera labels for the lolly bar boxes. (I don't have a picture of the lolly bar because the kids all destroyed it within minutes!)
 Hubby as Wolverine and moi as Jem from Jem and the Holograms. The whole idea of a costume party was because I wanted to dress as Jem, but it turns out no one knows who Jem is and I just looked like a big pink hooker =O haha
I loved my costume and thats all that matters ;)

My Jem costume was made by Cherry Pie Vintage on Etsy highly recommended!

"Hi I'm Chucky! Wanna play?!"
I couldn't resist haha, he was the perfect size to be Chucky, and his costume cost under $5 =D
My sweet little Dorothy :) Charlotte and I had to have our hair and makeup done in the morning, so by the time we'd set everything up we'd kind of come apart a bit :/

My parents! Dad was Kevin Costner's character Ben Randall from 'The Guardian' (the one with Ashton Kutcher, love that movie!) and I'm sure you all know who Mum is haha! I nearly pee'd my pants when she got out the car!

My brother came as the killer from Scream or 'Ghostface' as I think he's called..

Minnie Mouse, two little Mario's and Chuck Bartowski! Chuck is one of my favourite shows, so sad it's finished :(
Aren't they cute?!
Minnie and Chuck (and Minnie has a bun in her oven! a pink one!)

My sister in law Snow White and GUMBY! Yay Gumby!

My other sister in law as the Black Swan and Beetlejuice! They won one of the best costume prizes :D

My Poppy as Bond. James Bond. 007 ;D

The King and Queen of Hearts

My beautiful cousins, Bo Peep and Esmerelda if I remember correctly...

Minnie Mouse, Jem and Whoopi! This costume prompted a lot of "I will follow hiiiiiiiiiiiimmmm....." haha!

A pregnant Kardashian and Wayne from Wayne's World, hilarious!

Cutest family ever :) I love me a tiny little Harry Potter ;)

Another beautiful Black Swan :)

An attempted family photo that got photo bombed..."Where's Wally?" (or Waldo is the US version I think?) Mum though she was HILARIOUS! It was pretty funny ;D

Me and my Mama :)

Then we had a bit of a 'Scream photo booth' haha! Who doesn't want to be stabbed by the Scream killer, huh?! Especially with a knife covered in cake ;D

Whoopi! Noooooo! These photos crack me up :D
Guess who didn't want to be in any photos as usual? :/

Some instagram party fun. Because hubby got me an iPhone for my birthday :D

My party invite that I made :D

All in all it was great night, there were some things I wasn't too happy about, and trying to plan a party straight after Christmas sucks (this is the first time I've ever not liked having a December birthday!) but it's all over now, phew!

Oh and most of the photos weren't taken by me, I was too busy mingling! So thank you to mainly my bestie Laura (or Minnie Mouse) for being my paparazzi for the night :P

*And yes, I didn't get a photo of everyone, I'm sorry if that upsets you but I don't think I should have to be chained to my camera at my own party!!!*

 Sweet Shot Day    and</center><center> then, she {snapped} 
Click here to see William's Caillou Party!
Click here to see Charlotte's Tangled/Rapunzel Party!
Click here to see William's Fireman Sam Party!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I Clicked it Up a Notch - January 2012

I wasn't sure what to choose for this month, I have so many pictures I love from this year already but I decided to go with this beautiful sunset from our recent holiday :)

I literally had about 2 minutes from the time I spotted the gorgeous colours out our unit window until the sun was gone, so I was madly swapping lenses as I dashed to the window with the best view! I managed to get 5 or 6 shots before it was all over. The birds were an added bonus :D

Click It Up A Notch

I'm hoping to finally get my 30th birthday party post up tonight, so check back if you want to see some crazy costumes (Beetlejuice, Gumby and Wolverine to name a few!)

I also sent my baby girl off to her first day of "Big School" this morning, so stay tuned for those photos too! We had a little mini shoot in the lane behind our house, some funny, funny shots in there :D


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Project 52 - 2012 Month One!

Seeing as I had a successful first year of Project 52 (you can view all 52 weeks by clicking the Project 52 - 2011 tab up the top) I'm going to carry on with it this year!

I've picked a new layout which I think looks much better than the one I did last year and it also has space for an extra photo...lets hope I can keep up!

Here are my first 4 weeks:

Lot's of Summery outdoor fun!

I'm also in the middle of a bit of a bloggy makeover...so excuse anything that looks weird!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Digging to China..

I took these a couple of weeks ago but haven't had time to process them until now :)

We took a quick trip to the beach after dinner so the kids could have a play and hopefully tire themselves out for bedtime ;)

First up we found some pre built sandcastles..

I don't know what this is about haha!

Then we found a big hole from someone had obviously been digging their way to China (do you ever say that? Or is it an Aussie thing because we're 'down under'?)

An actual smile! Through only slightly gritted teeth ;)

Just chillin in the hole..

Now it was time for some running jumps into the hole..

Don't worry, she didn't land on him ;)

My cheeky monkey man :)

Couldn't let big sis have all the fun..

Getting ready to jump..
He's so cheeky!!

Some funny bloopers, a bit blurry but too funny not to share!

NapTime MomTog  and then, she {snapped} Live and Love...Out Loud

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