Monthly Archives: May 2012

Star Wars Party

Today was Aaron’s 6th birthday party.  The theme was Star Wars as he is an absolute fanatic – he knows all the characters and everything you could imagine about it – crazy really. We had ten little Jedis running around the house because the weather has been foul the last two days – freezing and raining. It felt like the longest two and a half hours ever!!! Michaela was a champion – she rallied the troops and played games and kept some order.

The kids each got a makeshift lightsabre – a bubble stick so they could blow bubbles and then use them as their lightsabres. Michaela even enjoyed the bubble blowing.

We played pin the sabre on Yoda and Musical Han Solo Statues, The kids also watched some of the Lego Star Wars Movie.

Our food had a Star Wars theme too – as you can see below – we named all our snacks – we also had Cheesy Spaceballs (Cheese ball chips) and Padme’s Popcorn. The Yoda Soda was very popular.



The hit of the party though was definitely the birthday cake. This was a time consuming challenge but I am so glad that I did it because Aaron loved his cake. I discovered making icing sculptures is quite tricky to say the least, but well worth the effort.



There was Luke Skywalker, Yoda, R2D2 and Darth Vader,


All in all it was a very good party enjoyed by all – and now I am going to sleep as I am one weary Mummy!!


Party Time


Michaela didn’t want a big party for her 18th – she opted for her close girlfriends to come over for a movie night.

We set up a lolly bar with rock candy, marshmallows for roasting in the fireplace, love heart jelly beans and all sorts of other yummy treats. There were cute popcorn boxes and these gorgeous stripy paper straws that we found – yes real straws – not those pathetic plastic ones.  Snacks included pastries, spring rolls, little chicken drumettes, fruit and a vegetable platter with dips. Everything looked so cute and the girls loved it.



I made cupcakes and we made our own stand out of decorative boxes from the $2 shop.


Aaron is having his party this Saturday and the theme is Star Wars – my challenge is to make a Yoda cake – if you see no more photos after this declaration then you can assume it was a dismal flop – otherwise I will post all instructions here soon…

18 Years Condensed in a Blog Scrapbook

Our beautiful Michaela turned eighteen this week – where has the time gone so quickly -it seems like the other day we were in the hospital and now she is a woman – dreaming her own dreams of uni, a career, a wedding one day and her own family. This post is a  scrapbook of her 18 years, her likes and loves. You are truly beautiful to us Michaela – we love you so much and wish that all your dreams come true!!

Pregnant at 34 weeks.

May 8 – Mothers Day 1994 – 9:01 am – the best Mothers Day gift a Mum could have – although I had to work damn hard for it!!

Born with very dark  hair that soon changed  as she grew into a very cute baby and toddler.

At five she demanded that she wanted to be baptised – and she got her own way – Dad and her children’s church teacher Fleur baptised her in the sea at Herolds Bay.

When Michaela was 6 she started ballet and took part in a ballet production of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. She was a little ant in the production (yes a bit of artistic license if you are scratching your head trying to remember where ants feature in C.S. Lewis’ great novel!!). She was the smallest ant of the lot and did very well.

Michaela has always been very family-oriented – she loves all her family and has always had a very nurturing heart.

When her youngest brother Aaron was born, Michaela was like a second Mum to him – they are still very close.

Her Loves:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Chocolate
  • Reading
  • Everything to do with Paris (the man who wishes to marry her needs to start saving now for the honeymoon!!)
  • She loves getting new pyjamas for her birthday every year – it’s become a tradition she won’t let me escape
  • One of her best gifts ever is a tiara sent by someone special.
  • Babies
  • Did I mention Chocolate!!

She works so hard at school achieving outstanding results each year.

Her Dream for the future:

  • To study Nursing and Midwifery at University – did I mention that she  loves babies.

Her friends are very important to her and she is very loyal to them.

Besties in New Zealand

Besties in Melbourne!

Happy Birthday Michaela – with lots of love from your greatest fans, Mum, Dad and the family xxx