Tuesday, 22 September 2009


Hello how are you? my God I cannot believe that he is 2 TODAY!!! We were back from Cyprus in time to finish decorating his 2 tier birthday cake that featured all his favourite cartoon characters from the *In The Night Garden*.

It was fairly simple but her was delighted to see his beloved Igle Piggle, Upsy Daisy and the infamous Pakka Pakka as he calls Makka Pakka jumping out of the green butter cream covered layers. And of course the card had to match his passion at the minute. I really wasn't sure how I was going to swing this one but after a few head scratches my treasured SU punches provided me with the perfect solution.

A rather odd looking Makka Pakka but hey to a 2 year old he looked just fine. LOL
I used a few colours on here starting with a Night of navy card blank, Summer Sun, Old olive, Brocade Blue, I used the tree stamp from the Forest Friends set to stamp them on my sponged hills, Pocket Silhouettes to stamp the the grass, the little cupcake came from the Level 2 Cause for Celebration set. He had an amazing day with 9 of his closest friends making as much noise as possible, there was dancing and a lot of playing involved as well as eating a yummy finger buffet expertly and freshly prepared by mummy.

He was shattered by the end of it just like anyone should be after a proper party.
We had a lovely week in Cyprus, I discovered a wonderful world of yummy food especial koopes on which I blame my weight gain entirely, in spite of me trying to work them off every day. Just look at this for a laugh.
I always try and do a bit of exercise while on hols and the first thing I did was check out the activities. I was pleased to find a daily gym session at 10.30 am and a aqua aerobic session at 12.00pm. The first day I missed the 10.30 session so I was all geared up for a max 20 min session which is what I experienced nearly everywhere we've been. What a shock I had when 30 min in the session got harder and harder involving water filled water bottles to be used as weights and it went on for a bloomin hour. Geez, I did do it every day religiously but never gave the 10.30 session a go LOL.
Oh and ladies check Marcus out, I have never seen a class that full LOL.
I did tell him that this picture will end up on my blog.

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  1. Oh bless, he looks so happy with that beautiful cake.
    And .. urm , no wonder you went every day ;)x

  2. Hi Monica, wow Lucas is sooo cute, love all those curls! I bet he had a fabulous time with his friends, glad your holiday went well,

    take care
    Vicki x

  3. What a lucky little boy to have such a dedicated Aunty! What a lucky Aunty to have such company on holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you had a good week. It's been quiet without you on the forum. Zx

  4. Now that might make even me do some exercise Monica. :)
    Glad you had such a good holiday and the look on Luca's face as he studies his cake is priceless. Great card too. :)
    Edna x

  5. oh my goodness, he is one heck of a life saver Monica LOL!!! TFS
    hugs Donna

  6. Super fun card! Thanks for sharing!

  7. OooO Monica sounds like Cyprus was great! Glad to hear you're back safe and well and that Luca enjoyed his special day.

    Love the card and cake.

    Alex x

  8. That card is FAB!!! love it!!! Paper piecing it yourself?

  9. So cute and happy birthday Luca! Kim

  10. What a gorgeous child! He must steal hearts where ever he goes!



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