Anyway these two are the reason I have been absent for the last week!
Lily was 8 yesterday and had a little tea party for some friends and neighbours. Her 'real' party is on Sunday when we are going to Build a Bear with 7 of her best friends. This is why she only had profiteroles with candles yesterday - I'm not buying two birthday cakes!
Seth will be 12 next week but we had his party this week as it's half term here and he wanted to see Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief so if we waited til his birthday chances are most of his friends would have already seen it. We went for pizza afterwards and unbelievably 9 12 years old boys behaved really well!
Anyway, ages ago I started giving Seth's bedroom a quick paint job but ended up doing a bit more than I had planned. I had accidentally ripped his world map so had decided to split it into 3 and frame the pieces over cork so that we could 'map out' where he has been. I had to put each section of the map on a slight angle or I wouldn't have been able to frame it properly but I can live with this! I've been a bit slack on finishing this project partly due to time and partly due to the fact that I had to wait til the frames I wanted in TKMaxx were in stock and at a good price. I've finally finished and all three frames are made by the same company but are slightly different which I love.
I made map pins showing the year he visited (or first went to) everywhere he has been. No pins on the Asia/Australia map just yet!
I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
On another note, my photos are terrible and getting worse - my camera is definitely on it's way out and I can't afford to replace it with the kind that I would like to. Can anyone recommend a cheap but decent DSLR camera?