Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gareths early Birthday celebration

Gareth is going to be 6 next week.

We hadn't really got around to thinking about a party and the birthday was creeping up on us. Mr B decided (without much consultation) that it would be fun to have an impromptu birthday celebration THIS SATURDAY..... Oh the joy of the last minute racing around, telling friends and apologising for the short notice. The fact that I had only one day off work this week, one day to buy food, clean the house, make a cake. Oh, and did I mention that this one day was also a pupil free day so the kids had no school? Remind me again why I love you Mr B? Something about you being spontaneous and funny and making me laugh....

Friday went by in a blur of vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, threatening the kids with death if they dared to undo all my hard work by emptying out the dressing up box, face painting or making bubble pictures with the liquid soap on the bathroom mirrors... We went to bed on Friday night in a clean house with loads of balloons and dodgy weather forcast of high winds and storms, no party games planned just hopes that the pool would be enough entertainment..... Aaaarrrggghhhh!!!!

Saturday morning the sun was shining.

7 friends came up the driveway whooping with excitement, swimmers in one hand, goggles in the other.

They played, they swam, they ate, they laughed. They didn't care that a few days earlier nothing had been planned.

They just had a ball as kids do and made it all worth while.

I guess you were right Mr B! as always....

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