{party planning..} bug hunting expedition

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Just in case you were a little concerned.. no, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth.. I've just been planning a party for a little tiny, gorgeous, adorable, bug obsessed little 3yo boy. That would be my son, Zac.

It was going to be a little gathering in the park with a few bug catchers and nibbles, but its kind of turning into an event really. I didn't mean it to, but I seriously didn't realise how much fun planning a bug hunting expedition could be. Another underlying reason is that I am not much of a character theme party and seeing this could be my last year where I get a say, I jumped at the chance of going a little over the top.

So here is some sneak peaks of what's in the pipe lines.. I promise I will do a full post on the extravaganza after the day.

place mats c/- spaceship & laserbeams
these guys seriously rock for boys parties

bug hunting sack for the little ones scared of real bugs..

bug boxes for the brave kids..

party bags..

lolly bag.. i even managed to find jelly snails.. oh my..

{holiday fun..} diy stilts..

Super fun, essentially free and super easy to make.. Just thread some rope trough the drainage holes of the pot, knot and tada.. Done.. Have fun!!

{us..} baby bear turns three..

Yesterday my sweet little guy celebrated his third birthday.. I get all mushy each year when my babies celebrate a birthday and yesterday was no exception.. I started off my day at 5:30am with just me and the birthday boy with super long cuddles on the couch, as we do each morning before the 'big' ones get up. I gave him one of his pressies (another dinosaur for his collection) and we hung out in our jimmy jams.

He celebrated with his buddies at kindy and then we had a little celebration at home.. He was just so happy and chuffed with each present he received. He woke me up bright and early again this morning and asked if he could have his birthday for 'a little more'.. too sweet!!

His bug hunting expedition party is yet to come, but yesterday was just super sweet!!

doll-house reno..

A few weeks back Ella received a very well loved dollhouse for her birthday from the girls next door.. One that their mum grew up playing with, then the girls and also Ella each time she visited over her five years of life.
It was super special and a very heartwarming present. I was told it needed some love, so being school holidays is was on the priority list to do a little dollhouse renovating.

White paint and I go way back.. So today my lil girl and I rolled our sleeves up and got busy giving the dollhouse a fresh coat of white paint. Next on the agenda are little shingles for the roof and some details on the windows.. Followed by some fresh flooring and some pretty girly wallpaper.
I always love a bit of reno, but doing it together with my little girl and watching her with a little roller was just the icing on the cake.

wishing you sweetness this easter..

wishing everyone the sweetest easter.. whether you are spending time with your loved ones, tending your veggie patch, working or just stuffing yourself with dozens of choccy eggs.. Have a sweet one!!