Monday, July 26, 2010

and 1st prize goes to . . .

As I mentioned before it is the Courtmacsherry Harbour Festival at the moment. Yesterday evening there was a children's party held on the pier and although it started at our usual going to bed time, we decided to go as a treat. It was so much fun! There was loud music playing over the tannoy...
perfect for dancing with your shadow!
There was face painting...


This was the first time Benny had his face painted by anyone other than Rebe. He was very serious about it!

We tried candyfloss...but to be honest neither of them really liked it and we just ended up very sticky. But sometimes you need to try these things :-)

There was an under 6 pass the parcel game. Benny needed a bit of extra coaching to pass it to the right person, but he got the hang of it in the end.


Rebe won the prize!!

There was also a cupcake competition. We decided almost at the last moment to enter...
Luckily we had some gold coins in the cupboard that Bubs had sent us in the week, so we put them and a few jelly jewels on ours to make this pirates treasure.

Here is the cupcale table at the party and the kind lady with the buggy is actually pointing at our entry....

And it won 1st prize! Rebe was so delighted when the tannoy announced; 'The winners of the under 6 cupcake competition are Rebe and Benny Angel !'

They won some lovely pens and crayons.

And best of all got to eat their cupcakes on the way home!
It was such a lovely evening and so exciting to get to stay up late. They just fell into bed!
What a lucky, lovely day :-)


  1. I am so glad that you and the children had such a lovely day. They look like they has such a good time. I love the sight of them in the wagon with all their treats. You have a winning crowd for sure.

    Glad you also got some rest. For me, it makes all the difference in the world.

  2. Hi Elizabeth, thanks very much :-) I know what you mean about the rest, it makes such a difference to me too, I feel better having the energy to parent the way that I would like to rather than being grumpy and cross all the time ;-)