Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Today I will complete the crazy process of shipping 8000+ toys to boys & girls all over the country (along with the awesome team of staff that work for me). Tomorrow I will start my well-deserved Christmas break!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to All

At 9pm tomorrow night the four of us will be on here, on our way to London for the holidays - I'm so excited!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Remember last summer's Ballet Recital?
Wish me patience and luck again - I just placed my order for this this morning:

Oh, and Grandma, I got the date: Saturday 9th June

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Flowery First Birthday Party

I am becoming known for theme parties! In honour of Bryony's name being a flower, we had a Garden Party. The invitation was made with the artwork of Cicely Mary Barker, who wrote a series of children's books in the 1920s named The Flower Fairies, and included the Bryony Fairy:

I grew up with these books - would never have thought I'd have a Bryony!
Then we decorated the house with flower trimmings:

you can see my revamped chandelier here - so very Novogratz of us ;)

the favours - flowerpots with a lollipop and some seeds to take home

hung on the wall behind the favours
And I am also becoming known for making a theme cake:

Bryony's cake
cupcakes for the guests
Guests of Honour

the cake moment

Bryony had a whole huge petal and, see the video clip, finished it!

Bryony - One Year Old

Grandma, Aunty Milly & cousin Morgan came to stay with us for Bryony's First Birthday. Nanna and Grandad are always here at this time of year too so she was surrounded by family for the big occasion. We all cannot believe she is ONE! Lil' Miss is not so Lil' Miss weighing in at 22lbs and 70th percentile. She is my little delight. Always smiling, always happy and the prettiest little face to wake to in the morning. Boogie-Boo, we love you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!

last one of these!

Grandma and Aunty Milly made sure that Bryony would be included with the big girls for the weekend by bringing her her own first Princess Dress:

 Excited COUSINS!