29 February 2008

Emma-lee turns four!

On Sunday Emma will turn four years old. This afternoon we had a little party for her. She wanted a butterfly party. We don't really go wild over parties in this family, but I think it was special and that she enjoyed it.

My biggest concern is to limit the sweets. So I put water melon, grapes, chips and popcorn on the table first. Later I brought out some iced biscuits, the cake and a small bag for each child. In the bag was a biscuit, a toffee and a sucker. That seemed like plenty to me, considering the cake was plastered with Smarties too!

Some of the guests wore wings, and we stuck butterfly stickers on the windows. I made a butterfly cake. We played pass-the-parcel and the children hunted for Easter eggs in the garden. I hid those ones with marshmallow in them. I always use those at Em's party as an extra sweet.

Now I'm having a good old soak and early bed, I'm exhausted.


  1. Wow! Her cake is beautiful! I'm glad you had fun (and the party wasn't ruined by illness).

    Happy Birthday, Emma!

  2. Congratulations and happy birthday! Can't believe it's 4 years. Looks like you guys had a great time. Sorry we couldn't share it with you.
    God bless

  3. Wow,what a beautiful bunch of children and stunning photos.I am having a combined birthday for my 2 this april and am exhausted already just thinking about it!.

  4. What a beautiful cake Lindy! I miss proper Smarties, we have Smarties here in the US too, but they're completely different to what I grew up eating in SA :) You have a lovely family and we'll be praying for you for tomorrow morning. I think it's awesome that you are using Weaver, is it difficult to adapt for use with your family with all the Americanisms and the US history?


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