13 August 2009

Above is the next layout in Duane's 21st Album. This layout is of Duane posing with his Mom Belinda at his birthday cake. Everyone at the celebration had to come dressed as something or someone starting with the first letter of Duane's name i.e. 'D'. Belinda was dressed as a Diva and of course Duane as himself.
Below are some of the Grey Loeries who are currently feasting on all the aloe flowers in our garden. Sometimes there are five of them sitting on one cluster of flowers. I put out some fruit on a daily basis for the fruit eating birds and of course the Loerie's can't help themselves. They squeeze themselves around, onto and into the bird feeder just to get a bite of the fruit ... as the pics below illustrates.
Below are some pics I took at Alisha's recent 5th birthday party. It was mostly family that celebrated her birthday on this day, as she had two previous parties earlier in the week celebrating with most of her school friends.
The highlight was decorating their own cupcakes with brightly coloured icing, sprinkles and various other treats. As can be seen, it looked more like a face painting party. But, I guess the most imporant thing is that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Below, Alisha's Mom, Heidi with Marko the latest edition to the family. Can't believe how much Marko has grown in just four months.
Some more party pics below.
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  1. Fab layoutt, and love the pics, your family is so gorgeous! Hugs,Moni

  2. Pragtige foto's Desire dankie vir die deel!

  3. Beautiful photography...I love the photos of the Loeries in your garden.

  4. Fabulous pages Desire!
    How happy does everyone look! Love you gorgeous designs and wonderful detail!
    Your photographs are amazing!
    Love your cute little models just so adorable!
    kim x

  5. Well now, my Friend, this post is so amazing from the layouts to the photos to the educational photos of that wonderful bird! You are a true inspiration to me and I adore coming here!

    I am "in love" with your new blog look!!!!!

  6. Gorgeous LO, wonderful pics and a fabulous new blog look...WOW!

    (-: Heidi

  7. wonderful phots of the kids having fun (sucha a good photographer) I have to say I love the bird at the top beautiful

    Love Dawn xx

  8. Truly fantastic portrait photos you take Desire! And the aloes & birds in your garden are just amazing ';-D

  9. Beautiful photos! Can't wait to see them on some layouts! The party looked like loads of fun!!! love the pics of the birds in your garden!

  10. loving all your sweet pics...how adorable are these kiddywinks and love the new header too.....hugs kath xxxxx

  11. I love those birds, pity they came after I left!! The children certainly looked like they had fun, which is what parties are all about.
    Love the new blog look and everything is in place - after my e-mail yesterday.

  12. Oh this album is going to be wonderful and love all the photos.
    What a great idea to decorate your own cupcake and their faces.

  13. Desire,
    Your photographs are amazing! I love the layout also!! In fact your blog is full of beautiful things!!!! I will have to come back and stay a while. LOL... I wanted to thank you for signing up for my blog candy and for the love you left on my blog. hugs, janny

  14. Desire dis darem pragtige kinders die van Heidi!! Ek het 'n knop in my keel gekry van verlang huis toe toe ek die Loerie sien....ai, jou foto's is mooi en as ek hier by jou inloer, dan kan ek nie wag om weer te scrap nie. Ek moet net nooit vergelyk nie want dan raak ek moedeloos... net leer by jou. Ek hou so baie van jou kleure.

  15. a fabulous LO Desire, beautifully put together. Love your photo's they are wonderful and so full of life.. hugs rachxx

  16. hi sweetie, just dropped by to say congratulations on winning my candy.. could you please email me your details..
    my email is papercraftsbyrach@live.com
    hugs rachxxx

  17. What a great look for using so many photos on a layout, nice looking. CUTE birthday party pics!

  18. Great LO and photos Desire. I hope you are keeping well. Thank you for the kind words on my weight loss I am hoping to loose the extra but I don't mind if I don't as I can get back in all my smaller clothes now!!

  19. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Hi Desiree these photo`s are `gorgeous` TFS:)x

  20. Hi Desiree, I am so glad I found your wonderful site. I live in Randburg, down the road from u.
    I will be back. xxx

  21. They are so cute these children!


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