Friday, July 20, 2007

Invitations, cakes and the last day...

Posted by Sunita.
(It has also been published at Sunita's World.)

It's the kids' birthdays next month...a week apart from each other( an expensive month for us ;) ). But as this is their last week before the summer break, it meant that they had to give out their invitations a bit earlier...and that is what they did yesterday.

Last year, we had a joint garden party for them, but this time we felt that they both needed their own space and should celebrate it on their own special day as their friend circle has grown. I had really slaved a lot last year...getting organised, from many days ahead. But as luck would have it, I was taken terribly ill just a few days before the party. They had been really looking forward to it and would have been heartbroken...well, I too was...after all, it's only once a year. I somehow baked the cakes for them as I had promised...{ the pictures have been scanned, hence are a bit blurry :( }...
and on the day of the party, it was down to the handful of my close friends who saved the day... I was too weak and would probably not have been able to do it on my own if they hadn't pitched in...thanks to them, the kids had a lovely time with all their friends in our garden.

This year, we're taking things a bit slow. I'm a bit wary and so we've decided not to have the party at home. So we've hired a children's activity centre on both the days. The cake still has to be made though, and they have already mentioned the design they want it to be!!!
We made the invitations at home...I helped a bit with the layout and they drew the little pictures...
They were so excited to hand them out...some of them have already confirmed, but then, as they fall during the holidays, a few of them are going to be away vacationing, which is a bit disappointing for them, especially if that friend happens to be a special one...but well, that can't be helped, so...

Well, today is their last day before the summer break...on the reopening of their school, they will be in a new class with a new teacher...still can't help at wondering at what we all say quite often...'how time flies'...but it is true, isn't it...we are so caught up in the humdrum of our day to day life, that only on reaching a milestone do we realise as to how time has really flown by...

11 comments:

Kay said...

What a fun filled way to celebrate the birthdays! And Sunita, the cakes are gorgeous. I'm 'wow'ed that you decorated it yourself. :) Would you write a post on how to decorate cakes, for beginners?

Btw, That is not your real phone number and the address isn't really the real-one on the invitation, right? If not, you might want to think twice if you want those address/phone number on net for everybody to see. [sorry for being paranoid, but I've seen at least 3 cases where the location of meet up discussed on internet has been a problem]

Sharmi said...

waw those cakes look awesome. it is so much fun when kids b'days are around.

sunita said...

Kay, I can never thank you enough...you know what, I've updated the post...how careless of me:(...thanks again :)

sunita said...

Sharmi,it really is isn't it...

Asha said...

I saw this in your blog,enjoyed it!:)Coo age appropriate cakes.I used to bake two for each and every Birthday.This year I gave up bcos there were many kids and bought them instead!Enjoy the parties!:)

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

What a design..how carefully made...nice looking delicious....

swapna susarla said...

Those cakes are looking awesome.advanced wishes to ur kids.that is a fun way to celebrate.Hope the kids enjoy!!

indosungod said...

Lovely Cards Sunita. Wishing your kids a very happy day and full of fun. The Cakes look awesome.

sunita said...

raghu ram prasad,
thanks...:)

swapna,
thanks for the wishes...will definitely convey them :)

Indosungod,
thanks ...will convey your wishes as well :)

Sandeepa said...

Happy BirthDay to R & A in advance
The cakes are delighful, so aptly decorated Sunita

sunita said...

Sandeepa, thanks...will convey the wishes :)