Wednesday, 13 November 2013

giddy up

Its the RACE THAT STOPS A NATION! "Melbourne Cup", whether you love to have a punt or just dress up...this is the day to do it! 

My two best girlfriends and I knew we wanted to celebrate the Melbourne Cup but couldn't quite decide how, we ended up booking a Luncheon at a local bar, Elysium Lakeside. It suited us perfectly being close to home and its a venue we have had many a good time at. 

It was a fabulous day {although I drank FAR too much champagne}, the food was nice, the weather was great and we even had a couple of small wins on the sweeps. Here are some pics of the day, you will probably notice how much Chelsea, Kerryn and I love to dress up and somehow we always end up unknowingly wearing co-ordinated colours/outfits. lol

A quick snap before we left home.

Jas and I at Elysium.

My brother and Kerryn (one of my bestfriends & his fiance)

Chelsea and the youngest of her 4 boys, Baby Harry.

Kerryn looking amazing at 35 weeks with her 5th baby on the way.

I adore these girls. xx

Chels and I were thoroughly enjoying our bubbles...

I am apologizing now Chelsea for topping up our glasses every 5 minutes! haha

My lunch.

Chelsea and her win on the sweeps.

Chelsea, Kerryn and I were given a prize for the best dresses on the day.

Corona's for the boys.

Harry and his Dad Brian having some fun.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

trick or treat

WOW! What a Halloween we had this year!!! Each year Halloween is getting bigger in Australia & my boys and I are loving all the fun it brings. This year we were invited to a friends annual Halloween Party on the Friday night before, then we had "actual" Halloween "Trick or Treating" the Thursday after and THEN I was invited to another Halloween Party on that Friday night. So needless to say, there were lots of lollies consumed and a lot of dressing up in that one week. 

Here are some pictures of our fun...from decorations, to costumes and all that's in between.

Gotta love a good freaky clown! 

The party host Cass, looking super cute as a wind-up doll. 

This cute little pumpkin was very naughty!


This was such a FUN night, my kids were at home with a sitter and I was out PARTYING! haha

Do you like my red contacts? I was freaking everyone out, especially my poor kids! lol 

This one I was a She-devil. 

Busy busy busy....lots of trick or treaters out and about. 

This was at my neighbour around the corners home, they go all out with decorations and even put on a special spooky show for the neighbourhood. 

This guy gave me the CREEPS!!! He stayed in character. eeeek....

A few of my girlfriends and my sisters kids all come to our to head out Trick or Treating. :-)

Doesn't get ANY cuter than this!!! 

My little Rhys as Woody. 

Luca found this Zombie look on Youtube and asked me to recreate. It was a rush job and placed in wrong position but turned out ok for me first attempt. 

I am an ANGEL! lol

My lifelong friend Lou {Vampire} and I playing our roles...very well I think! haha

The other party host Leesa, looking amazing!

How fantastic were these hand painted cupcakes. 

Love the portrait wall Leesa puts up for Halloween. 
My lil army dude...Zac. 

Luca, the tech/dj/game boy!

How adorable were my little Tough Mudders.