Monday, 16 March 2009

Birthday Boys



Both my sons have recently celebrated their birthdays. I have collaged their birthday photos so that I can scrap them each as single layouts. Here's Reilly, just turned 11, enjoying his birthday lunch at Milky Lane & the first-thing-in-the-morning photos, opening his birthday presents. Mostly soccer paraphernalia & a little ball that bounces on water ... summer pool fun!



And here is main man Jack - now 14 & finding it very hard to crack a smile...We ordered each of our sons a personalized Manchester United Newspaper History portfolio from www.gonedigging.co.uk. Worth it for die-hard football fans. Just remember to track your parcel well ahead of time as the original books went to South Australia instead of South Africa! Just goes to show that it's not only the 3rd world that muddles things up! The company did make good & remake the books in 3 days & courier them to us-losing all their profits in the process I'm sure!


Jack also got 2 hoodies - one "from Reilly" & one "from Cami" & a pair of Vans "from Chelsea." I took him shopping for these as he's too fussy to buy for & it's just better that he chooses & gets the things he's after. Most of his clothes shopping takes place at Christmas & his birthday so it's stuff he really needs by then. He's very realistic & undemanding so it's lovely to spoil him a couple of times a year. These boys are poles apart & it's entertaining to watch them co-habit a bedroom! Mr. Messy & Mr. Tidy...by now you should know who's who ...

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9 comments:

Jenny in Durbs said...

Fab photos & such lovely children. Isn't it strange how different our children are yet often very much the same too.Glad you back.

topkatnz said...

Happy Birthday to both your boys! great photos, great collages. Ooops that the Man united books ended up in Aust!!! ... at least you got them in the end!!

Jenny said...

Happy birthday to our sons - they look thrilled with their presents

Michelle Ramsay said...

Hmm I think I will have to investigate that site as my hubby and son are Everton and Liverpool supporters. Lovely collages

Desire Fourie said...

Two precious boys you have here. Enjoy them while they are still under your roof, time flies and one of these days they will leave their parents' nest to find their own niche on earth. Hugs from Desire

Beryldene said...

Hi Helen,

More Pisceans!..happy birthday to your sons! The gifts sound so unique and well thought out - awesome. Just popped in for a quick hi, and to check out what you're up to!

jax said...

Don't know how you get great Birthday pics like that as ours are always "iffy". suppose cos you do it in the evening when things are normal and we do it in the morning before school when it's such a dreadful rush. Must make a note to change the order of the birthday day and see if they can cope and make it through the day without pressies - all for the sake of nice pics. worth it I'd say!

Sophia said...

It is amazing how alike they are...great gifts.

Jessica said...

Ah, time flies by ... it sounds like a lovely time was had by all :)