Since my last post, we have celebrated daughter number one's 8th birthday. She asked for a birthday cake that looked like our Kitty, so I whipped this up...thankfully it seemed to fit the bill!
|Kitty birthday cake|
Our local kindergarten also held their annual trivia night at the end of August. We formed teams of about 10 people prior to the night. Each team was assigned a different colour and we were asked to dress up and also decorate our table using our assigned colour. There were prizes for best dressed person, and for the best dressed table. My team was assigned the colour Orange. I managed to find a nice piece of orange fabric at the opp shop that made a perfect tablecloth. One of my team mates had a lovely contrasting table runner. I made a centrepiece by placing a couple of branches in a vase. I cut out some orange tissue paper leaves and glued them to the branches. I also made orange some tissue paper pom-poms and placed a few in the branches. To add to the orange-ness, I lined the vase with slices of orange. On the table we also placed some orange coloured objects, including Christmas baubels and orange jack-o-lanterns that I made by hollowing out a thick-skinned orange, carving a face into it and placing a tealight inside (the orange scent was beautiful!). We even colour coordinated with orange food! The one thing, however, that got us over the line was a couple of vases containing goldfish! It was a really fun night...even the goldfish had an enjoyable time ;-)
|The Orange Table|
Miss Eight has also been doing some creative things recently. Her primary school held it's annual Show Day yesterday. Show Day is a scaled down version of a country fair, and involves craft exhibits and a pet parade. Miss Eight decided she wanted to enter the cake decorating and flower arranging sections, and here are her entries:
|"Keep off Grass" flower arrangement|
There were so many delightful creations on display...but silly me forgot to take photos! Thankfully Christine had it covered and has given a wonderful description of the day here.
To wrap up my overview of the last month, here is a picture from yesterday's pet parade. Miss Eight took Pierre along. It seemed like a good idea in theory, but the poor thing was one of two cats in a sea of dogs! This picture says it all really...
|Pierre and some canine friends|