I am not a shy retiring wallflower when it comes to birthdays. Not just mine, but other's too. I love them. I think a person should be made to feel special on their birthday. I believe I told John at the very beginning of our relationship that I 'do' birthdays and Christmas. He was well and truly warned. And he has stepped up to the challenge remarkably over the years.
I couldn't have breakfast in bed this morning, because it was just me and the girls, and it was a school morning. But the girls did wake me up by coming in singing Happy Birthday, with their handmade cards and a little handmade present from each of them. And that wasn't all, there was a gorgeous mug rug from the even more gorgeous Judith over at Rags to Bags. I cannot stress enough how nice it is to have become a blogger and quickly realised that the best part of blogging is the incredible people you meet in the process.
|Friendship bracelet from Emily; Felt bracelet from Helen.|
|The gorgeous mug rug that Judith sent, and a felt purse from Helen|
Fun time over, the girls got deposited at school and I came home in time to receive these from the delivery man -
|Not a great photo because the bouquet is larger than it looks here.|
|Mmmmmm... pink wine!|
But that's okay. It didn't tip down. It wasn't cold. My girls' house team won the over all Sports Day cup and the Headteacher curtailed the event due to the grass getting slippy so we got to come home early. Result! Now here are the requisite Sports Day photos -
|Emily's smile says it all.|
|Helen giving it her all.|
|On announcement of the winning house team.|
|Full house - 1st, 2nd and 3rd.|
You would be right to believe that is enough to report for today, and some things will have to wait until tomorrow - like the cake they are baking right now. Or the deluxe dinner planned. Okay, truth be told it is frozen pizzas because I'm not cooking! But all four of us are going out for Thai food on Saturday night. We love Thai food. The girls can eat their body weight in it. Can't wait!
And I still want to tell you about yesterday evening. The girls got another chance to go sailing with Brownies. They absolutely love sailing having got the chance to do some lessons with Brownies last year. So they spent an hour and a half carousing on the reservoir.
|Emily coming into the dock at the end of the sail.|
|Helen being motored in to speed things up.|
|At which point all the Brownies promptly threw themselves into the reservoir.|
|Sopping wet, and no change of clothes - but we did have towels.|
I think that is just about enough fun and excitement for the past 24 hours. I have a chilled glass of wine to sip while I cook some pizzas. Have a great evening. I intend to.
*** Actually that is not enough fun and excitement for today because if you like to sew, or you just like to have fab fabric to admire in your possession then hop on over to Lily's Quilts because Lynne has not one but two Fat Quarter bundles from the Fat Quarter Shop to give away and it is stunning.
So hop on over there if you would like a chance of winning. I've put my name down for the draw. I would love to own some of this fabric line!