Thursday, 30 October 2008

Mikael's party #2!!!

As promised here are the photos from the party...
While the kids arrived they went in to my craft room to colour pictures of Pokemon characters for a poster...

...They were given a Pokemon ball training card to collect Pokemon in. These were stickers won during games.
The finished poster....

The next game was Meowth's gold coin hunt! The kids had to find chocolate coins hidden in the room, on some of the coins were character stickers for their training cards.

Followed by the Pikachu Stomp! Hidden inside some balloons were some more character stickers, the kids had to stomp on the balloons to find them, very noisy and quick!!

Under control!!! I used stickers to keep the chaos to a minimum, with 18 kids aged 2-7 I needed them!!lol
Yes I did re-arrange the furniture, moved the TV and turned all the glass doors against the walls!!!

I managed to get them to pose for a group photo, shouting smelly feet!!!!

The star game was the Prinplup pinata, of course Mikael had the first go. Did they break it?
No!!! but they tried very hard!!!! even the babies!!!lol

The Birthday cake! My mum made the cake for me this year, I have made cakes and bought them in the past and this year mum did us proud. Mikael was thrilled!!

Food and a game of sleeping Pokemon...nice quiet game!! and time to go home. Each child went home with a party bag with sweets and cake. They got a certificate to say that they were Pokemon Masters and a punch balloon (or rice balloon) VERY noisy balloons, well I had to share the noise with the!!!

Alix thought the balloons were great!!

When everyone went home it was time to clear up and open the presents...

Mikael did really well with his presents and was really pleased. he got lots of money which he is spending on a Nintendo DS!!! He had a fab time and hasn't stopped telling me that I am the best mum!!! Bless him, I can't believe he is 7. I am very proud of my boy!!
Special thanks to all my helpers couldn't have done it without you xoxoxoxo
I made an album to put these photos in and hopefully I will get that done soon.
Time to get the site finished, nearly there! And there is Christmas to start!!! It's Clive's birthday next week and our niece too, so more party's!
Halloween tea at mums tomorrow, we are expected to dress up! Don't think Clive likes that idea!!
Take care and have a Happy Halloween!!!
mrs t xxxx

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Mikael's party #1!!!

Hi, Well Mikael's Party was brilliant, lots of noise, fun and plenty of sweets and games and no she did not come!! She tried, oh how she tried, she even managed to steal an invite from Mikael's bag and write her name on it. Why the mother never spoke to me about it is beyond me. If Mikael came home with an invite that was obviously not meant for him I would talk to the parent, I guess that not all parents act responsibly. I do feel sorry for the little girl, it is clearly learnt behaviour. Thank-you for your support and comments, I hadn't meant to write about that problem....Enough about that,
Here are some of the crafty makes for the party.
The invite was simple and too the point, come train as a Pokemon master and catch Pokemon!!

The star attraction........was Prinplup the pinata. The kids tried so hard to break this but he would not give up the treats inside!!! I emptied him out so they could grab the treats (they were collected in and divided into their party bags!!)

The first activity while the kids arrived was to colour and draw Pokemon characters for a poster. This kept them out of the other room while the next game was being set up. I got a fab photo of the kids under this.
The next poster was a team effort! My BIL drew it, my sister coloured and I finished the fine detail!! Thanks guys, I had had enough Pokemon by this time!!lol

Pokemon balls!!! These little balls of newspaper hung from the ceiling!

And finally 3 cards...1. for my mum, she wanted a card with Pokemon, grandson and 7 on it, she looked everywhere so I offered to make it for her. She usually buys our cards, but just couldn't find what she wanted.
The other 2 were from daddy, Alix and I.

Next party is Alix in February the theme...Thomas the tank engine!! I'll start!!!
I will post the party photo's next time.
take care
Mrs t xxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


Well I have trying to keep up with every ones new blogs, but there are just too few hours in the day. What silly person invented the need to sleep???lol!!!
This time of year is really busy, birthdays, carnivals, Halloween, bonfire night, Christmas, fetes, harvest services, Christmas plays.....enough said!! With all that and setting up the website, yeah I know it has been a long time, but there have been technical problems, the web designer's computers got a virus!! he sacked one person working on my site because he had done the whole database wrong, so it had to be re-done! oh and the latest, the web designer was ill then broke his shoulder playing ice hockey!!! Is someone trying to tell me something?
The plan is to do some blog hoppin' tonight, fingers!!!
A couple of weeks ago, Mikael was punched in the stomach several times by a child 2yrs older than him! Obviously I went to talk to the teacher. The child who had done this has a sister in my son's class, she do I say this nicely?....ah...she pesters Mikael, she is a bit of a tom boy and likes to play rough with the boys. The mother brought her son over to apologise to Mikael, although "sorry, I don't remember hitting you" is a bit poor! Especially as he had lost his playtime over it!! How could he not remember? The mother is also a bit in your face too! I told Mikael not to play with these 2 children so that there would be no further problems (the little girl has been pestering for 2 yrs now! This is the 3rd time Mikael has been in the same class), Mikael says this is a problem as she pesters! Anyway, I thought this was dealt with as Mikael had said no more, oh no! This morning the mother comes up to me and says Mikael told her daughter that I said she couldn't come to his birthday party because I don't like her! Actually true, but not something he should have said really. Apparently the little girl was upset and is quite sensitive...CRAP!! I am sorry this girl wants to go to all the parties and invites herself to them, or bullies an invite from the kids. She dragged my son across the school hall by his arm! Of course I don't like her!! Or her brother and mother! But good little me so there is no scene in the playground for all to see, I apologise and say I will talk to him. Now Mikael has to apologise for something which is not really his fault and I have to be nice to the mother of kids who pick on my son! ....Head is now rotating spitting fire!!!
It is totally my fault, he wanted her to come to his party but I said no, he wanted to know why and I stupidly said that I didn't like her. Why should I have her in my home, she in un-controllable and would spoil the party for Mikael. The Gymnastics club couldn't control her, told her mum, who said they were imagining it and she was a good girl!
Ok enough rant over, on to some thing nice....
Mikael's swimming awards, I thought I'd share my clever boys awards with you!!

Time to go, sorry to go on about the "problem" just need to get it out!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a good week everyone
take care
Mrs t xxx

Monday, 6 October 2008



Well I made it over here, I haven't unpacked yet, but that always takes a little time!!!

There's lots to do but so little time!!

It's been good to see lots of friends over here, J-land is like a ghost town, my little alert pop-up hasn't popped-up at all today!! makes me feel kind of lonely!

Just to let you know that I have 2 other blogs here, the first is my crafting one and has been running for a while now you can find the lilac diary HERE

The second is my challenge blog, which is open to digi artists too, if there is enough interest I will set a regular tag style challenge, let me know if you are interested.

you can find Crafts4Eternity HERE

Family news.......

Mikael has passed his level 1 swimming badge!!! Which is a great achievement for him as 2 months ago he wouldn't get in the pool!!!! He also got a "celebration fish" at school for his handwriting. The paper fish goes on a big board for everyone to see! He is doing really well.

Alix is doing well, we are getting more sentences from him and he is communicating his needs much better now, so less frustrated.

Well this was just going to be a quick!!!

So to end.........

Welcome to my new blog!!!!!!!

take care

mrs t xxxx