Monday, 28 September 2009

Makes my Monday - our 2 year celebration.

Playing along with Cheryl - what a great way to start the week. We just had a 4 day long weekend, so that's been great (even better with my MIL visiting). And off course some little guys turned 2!

With all that's been going on, this mommy was so tired that we did not plan a big party with friends. We decided that along with Lucy and the grannies we would spend the morning at the zoo as we have such a great zoo, and then go out to an early dinner when dad gets home. Alas, with picnic basket packed and all organised, we woke up to a rainy and cloudy Friday morning. So we had a change of plans. We spend the day at home.

Blowing out our candles with daddy before he goes to work. Cupcakes at 6:30 in the morning was great!

Reading our new Barney books with Granny Annie ( in our Scooby doo birthday T's) and waiting for Grammy to arrive.

Party plates for kiddos (the adults got the same!) - a cupcake, meringue animal and animal cookie. All supplied by my favorite home industry shop.
Happy Birthday Little Man C!

Happy Birthday Little Man L!

And Happy Birthday for Rebekkah, our cleaning and ironing lady that comes in 3 times a week.

Picnic in the lounge was great fun

Kinder egg hands!

Hugs for Grammy.

Playing with our new Y-bikes.

And these are a hit.

Ring a round a rosies.

Blowing away.

Loving his sister's bike helmet.

Pondering over being so old today.

Daddy came home a bit earlier, so off the the Spur we went - our only really child friendly steakhouse in South Africa. I did not think it would be a great treat for The Boys - last time we were there (about 3 months ago) they were not happy campers. But boy, was I wrong. They loved it! And all the attention twins get, even more so on their birthday.

Me and Princess Tiger Lilly (from Peter Pan).

Little boy Indian boy.

And he had his eyes glued to the TV watching "rugbies" - rugby. My, already a fan!

Beautiful butterfly....

got a butterfly balloon.

And our little Lion off course got a Lion

He asked for a "Dino" and the balloon artist came up with this huge T-rex.

They loved it when the staff came to sing for them with sparkles on the "Chico the clown" ice-creams.

Our little family.


  1. What a great way to celebrate!! I love that you made a zoo picnic inside when you couldn't go to the zoo outside! So creative:-)

  2. What a sweet family you have! Happy Birthday wishes to the kiddos. My husband has a twin brother, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog on SITS day!

  3. Congratulations!
    Looks like you had a great celebration of the two wonderboys!
    Just stopping by from SITS to wish you a very happy Monday!

  4. What a busy few days. Happy Birthday to your little guys. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

  5. Wow...such awesome photos. Happy birthday to your handsome little boys. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Love the face painting.
    Happy Monday

  6. I hope they had a great birthday. I enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos.

  7. what a fabulous weekend. I love all the pictures. And thanks for the birthday ideas. That is too neat.

    Happy Birthday to your little guys and Rebekkah.

  8. what an awesome birthday party! I gotta have you throw my next party.

  9. How fun is that to have cupcakes first thing in the morning. I could go for that every day. Happy Birthday boys!

  10. Cat, these glimpses into the birthday fun completely Make My Monday! What a gorgeous, gorgeous family you have. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing the fun and playing along!

  11. Your twins are adorable. Happy Birthday to both of them! I loved the picture with grammies playing ring around the rosie, so cute.

  12. Sounds like a great day! How fun to start the day with treats and a lil picnic!!! Those cookies were adorable and I can only imagine how yummy they tasted, too!!

  13. Happy Birthday to the Little Men!

    It looks like a great day.

  14. The whole family is jsut adorable!!! I am loving the Animal Cookies for the boys party! Too bad the elephant did not have a big "A" on him...we are huge University of Alabama fans (their mascot is an elephant)!! The balloon animals were great and the Little Miss makes a Beautiful Butterfly...her face paint was excellent! Happy Two Years C&L!!!

  15. Aaaawwww, they are so sweet. I love how resourceful you are!

    I'm following that widget thing all around your blog and look, I suddenly can comment. Mine will be 2 in 3 months and i can't believe they're so big!


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