easter saturday brought us another birthday party - my beautiful niece grace! donna and the kids have recently moved to perth while jared commutes back & forward from kalgoorlie, and we are loving having them all here... we headed up to their house for afternoon tea and an easter egg hunt! maddie got the hang of things pretty quickly, running from place to place, putting the eggs carefully in the little basket that donna had given her. was so cute!
our adorable niece emma kate - always ready with a cheesy smile for the camera! she is such a sweetheart and speaks with an adorable little munchkin-esque voice. love her to pieces.
miss maddie with her haul... i am sure they'll keep her busy for a while. she loves trying to peel the eggs, but gets very bored very quickly and always passes them off to mummy or daddy before too long so we can get the chocolate out for her.
my friend jen gave me a babushka cake tin for my birthday last year so i thought i would take it along and provide some fun for miss grace who got a whole pile of babushka themed gifts for her birthday (we got her a canvas print and fairy lights...) she had a ball decorating them once they finally cooked. so cute! i'll have to remember that for when maddie gets a little bigger...
miss g and the finished result!
donna & jared's house has this adorable cubby house that backs onto the bush. maddie was obsessed and spent ages in there, cooking up a pretend storm... putting things in and out of the oven and just loving it. maybe we will have to look at getting her one of her own in the future. i remember always wanting a tree house - i still think they are pretty much the coolest things ever!!
donna made this awesome cake! it was amazing! tasted so good and looked incredible. it had a chocolate cream layer in the middle and was covered in malteasers. i swear i could have eaten the whole thing on my own... lucky there was so many people there - haha.
i found a lizard in the kitchen and ben decided to adopt him. i don't know if he named him or even kept him for more than 20 minutes, but he was having a good time with it, letting it crawl all over him and then up his neck. ewww. i am so glad i have a little girl.
i treasure photos like this, they'll be gone so soon, for so long, and i am trying to enjoy every inch of these wonderful people before they disappear. best parents i could have possibly ever hoped for.
we had a wonderful afternoon, can't wait for the next catch up. ♥