Monday, April 6, 2015

Stefan's 3rd birthday

Stefan turned 3 on 30 March and last Saturday we held a party for him, his cousins and his friends.  I can't tell you how much this little man means to us.  We love our grandchildren equally...but having a little one grow up in your home sure makes a difference.

When our first grandchild, Leane, was born several years ago...we changed our garden to a children's paradise and it is now the ideal party venue.  

Bianca decided to invite only the cousins and the friends he plays with at school...that made it eight children plus their parents.

Each child's box was packed and ready and just in case you missed it (tongue in cheek) the theme was spiderman ;-)

The friends arrived and the boys do what boys do...

...and investigated the watering system....

...and drove on the motorbikes like maniacs...

When all the friends arrived the little ones sat at the table for about 5 minutes :-P

The Spider man cake.

We sang and he blew out his candles...note the bottle of bubbles in his hand.

...and then he proceeded to blow bubbles all over the cake.

It would seem that a jumping castle don't work so well for this age group...but Oupa sure enjoyed it. other soon to be 3 year old.

Much enjoyment on the trampoline...

...and in the tree house.

In fact the tree house was such a hit that Stefan took his chair and box and up the steps he moved.

My beautiful Leane...

I am blessed with very handsome grandchildren...even if I say so myself.

Much laughter and some tears too.

Partners in crime...ALWAYS.

I had to save them from each other.  They wanted the same toy and got into a fist fight and both ended up crying.

...but they kissed and made up...and by the time Lache came to fetch him...he was hiding in the garden with Stefan.  Precious moments recorded.



  1. So I'm sitting here thinking how on earth is it possible that THREE years have already passed since his birth?!!!

    You do have very handsome grandkids indeed and your home is beautiful - I think I should hire you to project manage and envision something and then tell me pay this one that and this one this and it gets done :)

    LOVE the pics esp of YOU breaking up the fight!


  2. Pure party delight. Cant believe Stefan is already 3. I can see that the grown ups had just as much fun as the little darlings.
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  3. What fun! Your garden looks amazing and I so want a go on the bouncy castle! Lots of scrappy happy photo's too!

  4. O my goodness - this looks like a "super" fun party. (sorry about the pun, I couldn't resist.)

  5. Your garden is an adult's dream too. And I love that there weren't too many people makes it more fun for everyone.

    I see you breaking up many more fights in future but the best part of all they kissed and made up

    Ps: Kids grow up too fast

  6. Great photos, Lynette! So precious, and it seems like a great party!

  7. It looks like it was a splendid party - those boxes are a great idea.

  8. I'm sitting here chuckling.....LOOOOOVED the bit about wanting the same toy....even at birthday parties....MORE OFTEN at these events. Bet the sugar overload had nothing to do with it, either, eh??!!! Looks FUN...I'd adore a backyard like that as a kid! They did WELL for little kids.....& I totally have such good looking grandies.....hmmmnnnn....must take after their grand parents, LOL....& your Leane. She looks a corker girl:):) Thank you for sharing these. I really enjoyed the ride!!

  9. How sweet!!! LOVING all the photos!! And that is HILARIOUS about the bubbles on the cake! :)

  10. I can't believe he's three already!! He looks like he's having so much fun at his special birthday party!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  11. AH the grubby faces and tired eyes says it all.. a fabulous fun day filled with food and playing, love all the photos.. sigh, when I see your beautiful grand children my heart wonders if ever I will have one little grandie of my own.. maybe.. one day... maybe i will borrow someone elses one day..hehe.. precious moments indeed...

  12. Happy 3rd Birthday beautiful Stefan. I hope to meet you some day. xx

  13. Happy 3rd Birthday beautiful Stefan. I hope to meet you some day. xx

  14. Oh my goodness! These photos absolutely made me smile! I loved seeing the wonderful birthday party photos! What an amazing cake and I really like the lunch boxes!!! I especially love the photos of you with them!!!! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! HUGS!!!!

  15. Glad Stefan had a good 3rd birthday party and that Oupa enjoyed the jumping castle ... Wish I had a garden like yours!!!

    Love the story about you getting in the middle and sorting out the fight ... what all good Grannies do!!! Your handsome grandchildren are lucky to have you and K as their grandparents!!!

  16. Oh wow, you just know so well how to tell a story. What a perfect day this must have been. And yes, all your grand children are adorable!!! Loved to read this post, your photos are amazing.
    Have a fab weekend!

  17. 3 year! Can it be 3 years! Gosh how does time fly by! And yes, you have the perfect party venue right there at home. Beautiful grandchildren and stunning pic of Leane

  18. Lovely photo's, and the best party venue!

  19. Lovely photo's, and the best party venue!

  20. Looks like an awesome party and the photo's are so special! I love the goodies box....please can I have one too...I am still a kiddy at heart! ;-) That Spiderman cake is awesome and I know Joe would absolutely love it! ;-)


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