As far as birthdays go, this has been a quiet one. The friends we would have invited for a party are all out of action for one reason for another, so we didn't try to arrange anything. I have promised her a party next year though, so write the date in your 2007 diaries folks :-)
Chelsea has been very happy all day though, and we have tried to make it as special as possible on our limited budgets. I made her this card:
which she said was very special, and I know it meant alot to her.
We had my parents round for a party type picky food late lunch / dinner. And we basically had a lovely family get together full of laughter and chatting. Really nice.
It was a strange year for buying presents because she didn't want any toys. Obviously a sign of growing up. Instead there were requests for books, clothes, and girly type make up (ie, glittery lip glosses and nail varnishes). It felt weird not hitting the local Woolworths on a pressie hunt.
I have finally got around to making a few Christmas cards. I am really not in the mood for Christmas this year and am finding it really hard to summon up any amount of enthusiasm for the coming jolly season. Maybe when the stress of providing everything on very little money is over I will be able to enjoy it. At the moment I just think of the cost and worry about how we will afford it.
Anyway, a few piccies of the cards ...
The dark blue angels card in the middle has been sold already :-)
Well, Tiegan has gone off to stay at my parents for the night. Chelsea has twisted my arm to let her stay up late, and I think I may well go down to the craft room and make a few more cards.