The Daddy One took E, 5, and O, 2, to Bury Hill Whiteways woods followed by Fishers Farm after breakfast whilst S, 7, and I made birthday cakes for Barbie and walked down to the library via the shops to buy some Barbie sprinkles. S and I then came home and watched some Roman Mysteries and pink iced the cakes. This is why the photographs of the boy's morning are in a different league to the usual snapshots.
This afternoon happy birthday was sung to Barbie (in S's eye the cakes were eaten, O, 2, did several paintings (a new found joy for him) and E taught me, very patiently, how to play this lego star wars game on the lego website.
E and O enjoy some chocolate cakes with pink icing and sprinkles :-)
"Why are there no volcanoes in England?"
"How old is the oldest person ever to live?"
"At what age to do you stop growing and start shrinking?"
We also spent some time discussing Barbie's 53rd birthday. Was it the anniversary of her design? manufacture? sale? March 9 will be easy to remember for next year as it the day after Grandma and Grandie's wedding anniversary.
So often when I am out with the trio it is a struggle to be fully attentive to everyone so consequently it felt like a real luxury to browse books and work through "Who Next?" together. We have ordered in the next Molly Moon.
Happy Birthday Barbie