Monday, July 07, 2008

And then there was one...

Two birthdays down, and one to go - well, not counting the actual BIRTH day coming up in October...

The kids had a blast yesterday at Erik and Luey's birthday party. It was great in so many ways...

  • It's been two or three years since the big boys had a big party (not just cake with mum and dad), so that was lovely, they each had four friends + 1 sibling there, and got to play dodgeball and soccer and eat crappy food like mini sausage rolls, pie and franks, and soft drink, whoo hoo! And finally there was the Batman birthday cake with layers of cream and fruit cocktail!
  • I picked perfect games options for them without even realising it! Erik's friends, in particular, loved the soccer. Erik's best mate from last year - who is very quiet and seemingly bookish - turned out to be quite the soccer fiend, so it was great to see him having a blast! The two girls Erik invited turned out to be HIGHLY competitive and really gave the boys a run for their money too!
  • When Erik was cutting the cake (Luey was supposed to be helping him, but decided against wrestling the knife with Erik, which was probably a very good idea, rofl), one of Erik's mates told him if he touched the bottom he had to kiss his mum, LOL. Then one of the girls piped up, and said, no in fact he had to kiss the closest girl! Yes, well, hmmmm, SHE was the closest girl and Erik needed no encouragement, so the next thing we knew these two were chasing around the table - both of them laughing their heads off... Oh dear, tweenhood is most DEFINITELY upon us...
  • Both boys scored BIG in the lego stakes, and now have Indiana Jones, Exforce, Racers, and Star Wars lego to occupy them for the rest of the holidays... Luey also got a SpeedRacer launch truck thingy, and a book of card places with heavy plastic nose cones to pitch around the house, and both boys got flashing wheels that attach to the heels of their regular shoes. Yes, they were thoroughly deluged! I've got to say, I think one or two people actually spent more money than Dave and I, on presents, it was quite overwhelming, really - not that the boys are complaining, of course... I'm trying to convince myself they just scored well on the sales...
  • Luey friend W came along, and I FINALLY got to chat to her mum briefly (after 18 months of just smiling). Hopefully, this might mean the kids can have a playdate some time in the future - both of them have been hanging out for one, but with neither family having a car, it's been difficult, and also I think W's mum was a bit reticent sending her DD to a stranger's house, which is understandable. Turns out W also has a 24 year old sister, who knew!!!
  • I got to spend time chatting and laughing with Leah and Jayne! Which was great, because besides seeing Jayne on Friday it's been "An adult free zone" here at home all week and I was STARVED for adult company (yes, I know, there's Dave, but it's just not the same, rofl - do I really need to explain this?)...

Bryn ate far to much rubbish yet, as was evidenced by the "squelching through all openings" poo that errupted from his back end just after he got up this morning... He REALLY enjoyed his shower though, hahaha!

So, five weeks until Bryn's birthday and party - which will be at home... And it just occurred to me this morning that THAT will be two months before our next bub is due. OMG, time is really flying now!

1 comment:

Amanda O. said...

Oh wow... five weeks till Bryn's b-day and then two months before next bubs is due... where did that time GO?!?!?

Surely it wasn't that long ago we were at MAP/BaBs and talking about you going to be TRYING for this littlie in the new year... O_O Time must be permanently stuck on Fast Forward I think - too many things speeding by! LOL

Teenagers and the failing parent...