Monday, April 9, 2012

E's birthday fiesta(s)

Our baby turned two last week. What a week it was for her. It actually started the Friday before with a cake at playgroup. Daddy as well as the cake came to playgroup which was very exciting.

 

The day of E's actual birthday (Tuesday), D and I both stayed home. (Normally E goes to Granny on a Tuesday and I think Granny, who had been planning special birthday activities, was a little disappointed to hear that her services were not required that day). We started the day with pancakes, and proceeded quickly to presents. Then it was off to Scitech. A hollow half-sphere around which a ball could be rolled around and around was a source of particular fascination. We also enjoyed a fish tank with a hole in the middle in which you could put your head for special fish viewing pleasure, and a mirror that made wonky reflections. After a two and a half hour sleep (a very nice birthday present for Mummy & Daddy!) the afternoon involved lots of painting in the garden. (Thank you Aunty Katherine for the well-timed art smock present!)

On Easter Saturday we had a little party at home with all the immediate family. Chocolate cakey (with candles) had been requested and produced. I even managed to make it in the shape of Eli's beloved Bop. Aside from lots of crumbs in the icing, lending a more dalmatian-like finish to our version than the original, it turned out quite well.