Emily asked to be woken up early as she said it would be dreadful to wake up and lie in bed all excited waiting for everyone else to wake up so she could open presents and enjoy the day. She also insisted she had the 'birthday tree'.
The birthday tree started in July with my birthday. Helen wanted to put out my gifts the night before and I sarcastically (I know - so out of character!) replied that it wasn't like Christmas, we didn't have a birthday tree. Next thing I knew, Helen had hauled out our little mini fake tree and put my presents under it. Well, the tree came out again last night. I think we may have a new family tradition.
|Kindly ignore the mess in the background, thank you.|
And now Emily had an iPod Touch there might be a chance I regain ownership of my iPad. Especially as I have already downloaded Minecraft onto her Touch for her. If I get time on my iPad again I might then get my window for replying to emails back. That would be the time spent vegging on the sofa in the evening. Half watching some programme and more concentrating on emails and blog reading.
But, we are going to be out of wifi vicinity for the next week, starting tomorrow. And just after I downloaded these birthday photos this morning there was an accident with my computer and I can't plug in any cables until himself fixes it on the weekend. Soooooo... I shall be disappearing for a short while again. I promise, normal service will resume soon. School is starting in just over two weeks. We will be back into routine.
Meanwhile, I have a birthday meal to make. Far be it for mine to ask for something simple for their birthday dinner like hot dogs. No, I have a request of prawn cocktails to start, followed by Chinese spring onion pancakes, prawn gyoza (Japanese dumplings) and sushi. Instead of a birthday cake Emily would like a lemon meringue pie. Guess I'm chained to the kitchen for the afternoon then!
We have a film to watch tonight though, and happy faces on a birthday are a very good thing.
PS: As per normal, I will still be found on Instagram during the coming week even if I can't post here. Hope you are enjoying the summer too!