16 February 2017

Softies...


It's felt like ages since I've sat at my sewing machine - and I've missed sewing dearly!  With a couple of friends having new babies here/on their way soon, I got my softie making mojo on recently and whipped up these two softie bears...


 


Here's hoping there are more moments at the sewing machine or doing a bit of crochet this year - crafting truly is my therapy!!


For more crafty makings, go here.

13 February 2017

Minecraft Birthday Party!

Our baby turns 10 today - which mean no more kids in single digits!!  Time has definitely flown by.







Our girl desperately wanted a birthday this year, and since her and her friends are obsessed with Minecraft, it seemed the perfect theme for a party!

There are some great ideas and free printables online for throwing your own Minecraft Party.  

My daughter invited 7 friends over for the afternoon.  The fun thing with Minecraft is the food and items that you use to create things in your worlds.  We were able to use these ideas to base our food on.  For example, 'potato' was our potato chips and for 'coal' we used licorice and for 'sticks' we used pretzel sticks! 






We also had cupcakes and Minecraft toppers...



Even the drinks got in on the action...



Minecraft also has it's own unique cake in the game, so we made a replica of it as her birthday cake!



I found these great Minecraft plates online here.  Perfect for the party!



And also perfect for party photos...




For games we decided to play Minecraft Bingo (free printable here), Pin the tail on the Minecraft Pig, Pass the Parcel and Symon made an amazing Creeper Pinata which we hung as a decoration until it was time to attack it!







Pass the parcel was fun - Boo loved it too!



Pin the tail on the Minecraft Pig was great fun as well...



It was a wonderful party spent with beautiful friends.  Happy 10th birthday to our sweet girl, the cherry on the top and our bright ray of sunshine!






05 February 2017

Lately...


January has come and gone!  We've been having lots of fun, especially as the weather has felt more like summer lately.

We've been enjoying the beach and discovering interesting things...





Catching up with friends and still loving our new kitchen space...



80's dress up gears

It was so awesome to catch up with our friends, the Morton family from Auckland! Our kids got on great and we had so much fun!! 






We've been eating delicious things...





And constantly blown away by this amazing land we are privileged to live in and call home...






We've been making sure that there is always a little bit of crazy in our family life... 



School is back - only 3 children now at school and it is going to be a great year! First year sitting exams for one, first year high school for the other, and our youngest is in her last year of primary!



Although this year already holds it's own set of challenges, we are determined to keep thankful hearts and trust that God is in control in all things and look forward to seeing His goodness displayed. 

 For more Loving/Lately posts, click here.





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