Monday, 27 September 2010

A perfect weekend.

Playing along with Cheryl.
We had the most wonderful long weekend possible, aptly celebrating National Heritage day in our natural heritage at the Pilansberg Game Reserve - big 5 country. We saw 3 of the Big 5 and many more lucky spots. But more important, we spent a great family time together celebrating the boy's birthday on Saturday. Hunter and I also had very precious time together at night, chatting and having some great red wine and our game reserve staple - gin and dry lemon/tonic.So, tomorrow I will show you some game, but today, a recap of my precious 3 year old's birthday (for whom I still have to write my traditional birthday posts).
The stack of presents that family and friends sent along - we asked the family to club together and we got them several Lego Duplo sets.
I did the lazy route out - made small party packs and cupcakes. Cupcakes by Checkers, sugar paste dinosaurs by Bakery Warehouse in Bryanston.
We just invited several of the kids that were camping around us to sing and have a cupcake with us. They each got a party pack with sweets, a plastic dinosaur or dinosaur eraser to take home.
Every campsite seem to have them - bigger girls loving the little ones and coming over to play with them. These two made them a birthday card too!
I think we made an excellent decision to rather go away the weekend and have a small little celebration there than to spend a lot of time and energy on a party here. They loved their special day and it was great to see how this year, for the first time, they really knew it was their special day.

24 comments:

  1. Oh Cat - how beautiful are these photos? You can jsut see how they were loving their day, the attention on them and their spoiling.

    You captured it perfectly!

    Stunning stunning stunning.

    xxx

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  2. Happy BDay to your twins! It sounds like the perfect place to go for three year old boys :D
    We love going to Pilansberg!

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  3. Sounds like a fantastic weekend and birthday!

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  4. So happy to hear that you had a great weekend. Mine was just as cool.

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  5. Happy, happy birthday to the boys! Sounds like you had a great time.

    Seeing three out of the five is not bad at all! I'm sure the boys enjoyed that so much!

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  6. Love their dino t-shirts! (think I have developed a thing for dino t-shirts in general)

    Happy birthday to the twins! Hope they have an amazing year and it looks like it was a magical day!

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  7. @ Lettice - it's one of those Woollies two packs.

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  8. Happy Birthday to your twins. Looks like they had a wonderful time.

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  9. It looks like they had a GREAT birthday:-)

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  10. Happy Birthday to the boys! Looks like the perfect way to celebrate!

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  11. Looks like a great party.

    Love the cupcakes. :)

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  12. Firstly, happy happy birthday big boys. I am so thrilled to hear you had such a good time with your family. I love camping:)

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  13. I love camping! The dinosaurs on the cupcakes are so cute!

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  14. Happy Belated birthday to the boys. Looks like you created some wonderful memories. Love all your pictures. As usual I'm leaving here a little green with envy.

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  15. You are my hero!

    No one does stylish but small like you do - I love the way you jazzed up the cupcakes :)

    Love little boys with dirty hands - remind me of my Connor :)

    And my best? The pic of A and Hunter - Oh my WORD, I melted :)

    Happy Birthday, Boys!

    And you even did party packs!!!

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  16. Oh Cat...your boys are so very handsome and I ADORE all the colors of the presents, the cupcakes and their eyes! Agreed 100% on that image of your man and Little Miss.

    SUCH a Monday Maker! Thank you so much for playing along. :)

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  17. It looks like they had a wonderful time. I think your idea was great.

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  18. What a fun Birthday celebration - Happy Birthday to your not-so-Little Men!!

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  19. Congrats on the birhday, it looks like you guys had a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Ek wil ook in julle huis verjaar! Dit lyk so kleurvol!

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  21. I love this sort of post...with the story and the photos that go with it. Looks like a stunning day was had by all.

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  22. what a great idea! Love the low key idea. My 2's bday falls on Thanksgiving here this year so we can celebrate with whatever family we're with that day but might not do a big party...not sure yet!! Gotta figure it out soon though! November isn't that far away!

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  23. oh, these photos make ME feel happy! what a lovely time for your special little men.

    thanks for sharing

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  24. Looks like you had a fabulous celebration! Happy birthday boys!!

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