Saturday, December 30, 2006

Photos from my 30th birthday

Yesterday was my 30th birthday and I was thoroughly spoilt, as usual. Luke was as excited as expected and helped me open every present. I was woken up at 10.30am and taken downstairs to a room full of balloons, present and croissants & tea. Aunty Hannah and Uncle David had stayed overnight so they were here too.

As expected I look very glamorous in some of these photos - in my dressing gown and bed hair.

I got lots of lovely presents including some perfume that Steve remembered me liking when we were at the shops once, lots of socks, a book and CD that I had expressed an interest in from Above Rubies, chocolates, and lots more. I asked for some ladies wellies for my gardening. I told Steve that they had to be feminine ones and these are what he came up with! Aren't they erm, unique? Sam's gonna be delighted when I pick him up from school in them! Ha ha.

During the afternoon me and Hannah took the kids to see the Santa Claus 3 movie at the cinema. In the evening Hannah & David babysat for us while we went to the local Italian restaurant for a meal, and then on to the cinema to see 'The Holiday'. It was a girlie movie, a romantic comedy, perfect for me. I enjoyed it thoroughly although it was very long.

Thanks to Steve for his lovely blog post (below). It was very thoughtful and a lovely surprise!

Here are some photos from the last few days.

Hannah gave David a huge space hopper for Christmas. Everyone has had fun on it. Here is David helping Luke to bounce on it, and Hannah bouncing up and down the hall way.

Aunty Maddi & Uncle Tom bought Sam a scientist goo making set for Christmas. He has really enjoyed it (Maddi has turned into a super star at present picking!) Here he is making some goo at the kitchen table, and then with one of his red goo creatures.

It all gets too much for Nanny and Luke during an evening of feasting at our house and so they crash out on the living room floor!

Birthdays are just so exhausting!

Luke helps me to blow out the candles on my cake (again!)

On my birthday I received two beautiful hand made cards from Tinkhani, in prison in Zambia. One of them was for Christmas. It's amazing that they came on my birthday as it was such a special treat. There was also a lovely letter in it, in response to the photos and letter that I sent from our trip to Geneva.


Maddi said...

Wow that looks like a fab day!

I want a space hopper!!

Glad Sam likes the goo set! We weren't sure but then Tom and I both though we'd have liked to make goo when we were Sam's age!

So glad you had a great birthday. Turning 30 has to have it's up sides!! Am happy to hold off on that for a few years though!

Linda said...

Those cards are so lovely. Glad you had such a great birthday.

And those wellies are just so, so , so erm .................... ....................erm, ........

and dead cool too! :-)

Tammy said...

What a great day you had, again hehe!! You are the luckiest lady in the land!! Those cards are beautiful too!!

Anonymous said...

Hazel, thank you so much for your Christmas card. It's great to hear that you had a fab Christmas and birthday. I have lost your address and email too because my old Hotmail account was closed down. My new email address is if you fancy getting in touch. Lots of love to you all, Caroline M. xoxox

Hazel said...

LOL, yes Linda, they are pink. Very pink. I lauhged so much when I opened them. They are amazingly comfortable though. I'm going to start a new trend :)

Hazel said...

Yes Tammy, I am the luckiest woman in the world. And I know it too :)

Hazel said...

Hi Caroline!
Have sent you an email. Im so excited to hear from you. Cant believe we both turned 30 this week. Crazy.

Linda said...

Hiya, just tagged you. see my blog for details ;-)

Lin x

Jules said...

Happy Birthday! (Sorry I'm late with the wishes!)

Wishing you much love and happiness for the coming year.

Love and Blessings
Jules x

Sharon said...

A bit late (have some catching up to do with blog reading!) but,
A very happy birthday to you!

I like being in my 30's, I feel like a proper grown-up (mostly) and won't take nonsense from anyone.

Your cards are beautiful, so much love went into making them for you. And what fab wellies!