Monday, October 28, 2013

All Aboard - 16 year old Pirates on The Fallen Mermaid

Yes, despite the fact that I can't walk, cook, do anything really, Miss Flowergarden decided to host her own 16th Birthday Party on Sunday.
As she has a secret desire to BE a pirate when she grows up (a good pirate she tells me), she had a full-on Pirate Party.  Invitations rolled up in a bottle - treasure maps before being able to enter the ship (house) The Fallen Mermaid. Then more instructions to make eye patches, and find treasure in the back garden.  Mr Flowergarden went fishing off the ship, and brought home Fish and Chips for thier meal, and Master Flowergarden 13 made the Pirate Ship cake.  All in all, a wonderful success.  She had warned her shipmates that no-one was to board the ship without costumes, so all guests were dressed as PIRATES.  Some of the parents who came to pick up thier Pirates, couldn't believe that a bunch of 16 year olds had been able to have so much fun with a simple party, with games and making and cryptic clues.  Everyone was happy.

Then today I had a visit from a little friend of mine . . .
. . . and his mother of course.  As I don't have any neices or nephews of my own, I have adopted this little fellow from around the corner.  He is a delight and has made my day. 

Now for some happy Birdy News - this is one of the babies.  There is another one the same size, but it was on the highest perch, so I couldn't take a photo.

Here's another baby - very small, but growing each day.

. . . and another - there are 2 of these the same size: nice little brown ones like thier mother.

This is the mother (Splodge, we call her) of the 2 BIG babies and she has already laid some more eggs, flushed with her success.
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Paula’s Place said...

Annie the party sounds like so much fun. It is nice that our kids can be self sufficient.
We miss you heaps

WJB said...

The party sounds so much fun, well done Sarah and your helpers. Hope that someone took lots of photos

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

The party looks and sounds like a wonderful, happy success.

The birdies are all adorable.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Willow said...

Great pirate cake .
Aww so nice to see some of the baby canaries out and about !!

Thimbleanna said...

Yay -- some of the little baby birds are thriving!

And how cool that your 16 year olds will still have a planned party -- I LOVE that!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Annie, it is quite clear you have passed along your love of crafting and creating to your children. How wonderful, and aren't the things we create for ourselves so often more enjoyable than planned activities created by others? They are learning a valuable lesson early!

Rita @The Crafty Expat said...

How cool is the pirate themed party! Happy sweet sixteen to your daughter!