Morning time plans

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wishing you all a Christmas focused on the reason for this season.

Christ coming to earth, fully God and fully man, to pay the price for our sin and in doing so becoming our Saviour, and conquering sin and death and hell.

As we morn with those who morn this year, we are grateful for the Lords care, and His many blessings.   

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hope's birthday party

Waiting for friends to arrive to play tea parties.  We kind of forgot that there were small boys in the house who were more than happy to pull the cloth and empty the basket!

They decorated gingerbread men.  Hope was by far the most enthusiastic when it came to piling on the sweets!

Then the cake came after lunch (golden nuggets, jewel veg and lots of sour cream Hopes new found favorite food!).  The little gasp of pleasure made my Mummy heart swell, and the late night and repairs after defrosting it well worth it. 

We did a pink turtle piñata in between cake and going home but my little men were up for some of that and there was no time for pics when keeping them away from little sweets and erasers and toy rings and such!  They were tucked in their beds pretty soon after the piñata split!
 The girls each took home a package of little men to eat as well as their loot bag.  It was a lovely laid back party which I hope she really enjoyed. 
 Here's the monkey's, both riding on the same bike!  Trouble in cute packages.

And here's the cake from the cake from the front.  I'm still trying to dispose of the turrets but got busted again today trying to bin them by Hope coming into the kitchen..."are those my turrets?" she asked.  I'll try again tomorrow!!  Sparkly icing sugared cones surely don't taste good!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our birthday girl had such a happy morning and then in church it all went wrong and she has the flu!

Our plans changed, and we have rescheduled for Thursday morning with her friends. The cake is deconstructed and tucked away in the freezer. 

It's all a little sad.

Off to sleep while I can!

3 years old today (unless you ask the birthday girl...she tells you she's 5!)

3 years ago on a cold and snowy day a little girl was born at home.  We named her Hope Ruby and pray that she will learn to treasure the Hope of the world sent at Christmas time to be her Saviour. 
She grew fast! Which is unusual for these Hindle babies and was soon one. We had a sledging and hot chocolate party that year and green and pink cupcakes. 

Then we blinked or so it seemed and you were two  Lots happened that year and we took you to IKEA, shopped your pressies on the day and had cupcakes 2 weeks late.  I'm ashamed to admit I don't know where the pics are, or even if we have any.  As Mummy explained a lot happened that year!

And so today sweet Hope you turn 3.  You are tall and pretty. You are determined and cheerful.  You are our joker and make us all laugh.  You light up a dreary day with your version of a Tommy Norrie story complete with rabbit pie!  We are grateful for the gift we were given when you came. 
Today is Sunday, we are going to church, then you are going out with your Daddy to have a grown up girl lunch and then you are having your party.  Your cake is in the fridge, a castle like you asked with Cinderella walking in.  The pink turtle piñata is stuffed even though you are determined it won't be hit and you even took it around today and told it you would not let anything happen to it.  I suspect you want the candy more than the piñata and we took a picture to remember it by. The cookies are ready to be decorated and the crackers with the crowns in them are ready to be pulled. We hope that you remember tomorrow how special you are and how loved you are by us and God. 
Will endeavor to update with pics tomorrow