Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Six and Thirty-Six Celebrations

Photo Credit:Birthday Balloons
That's how old my baby is now. Six!! Such a Big Girl.

In true like-mother-like-daughter form, El's birthday morphed from a one day event to a three day event.

Actually, she has some catching up to do as my upcoming thirty-sixth (yes, yes I know I don't look it) birthday is going to be celebrated in the following ways:
  • A three day camping trip with some of my mates and our kiddies

  • Taking myself to Rigby and Pellier for a hands-on bra fitting (they don't use a tape measure I've heard) and subsequent lingerie splurge on my actual birthday followed by a trip with J that evening to see Bill Bailey

  • A Friday night out in Reading with my good-time girls (and boys) shaking what my mama gave me

  • A Sunday garden party chez moi - avec les enfants, natch
Milking it? Moi?!

Anyway, Ella's sixth birthday...

El's dad took her and a friend to Legoland on Saturday. Then on Sunday (her birthday) she went to her Nonna's then to a small family party at my house, and on Monday I took her to the
Kenton Theatre to the theatre to see The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse with another friend, Molly, her cousin Sulis and my sis Jules.

We went for a collection of smaller pressies this year, and they went down a storm. Notably, the
Teach Me talking alarm clock which I discovered on Find Me a Gift, and fully expect not only to help Ella learn the time (in analogue and digital) but also to buy me precious bed time on weekend mornings - when its face turns green that means you can wake mummy, until then you're playing in your room kiddo (here's hoping...)

Other pressies that hit the spot included the kids' Learn to Knit kit from Hobbycraft and her favourite...wait for it...a Hello Kitty A4 ringbinder that's a bit like this.

Yes, the ringbinder file was her top pressie. Picked up as an afterthought for £2 from WH Smiths. Bless her cotton socks.

My personal favourite is the knitting kit, but more about that later...


Millennium Housewife said...

My Husband swear he doesn't need a tape measure to measure for bras either. Maybe he secretly moonlights and your bra shop?
Happy birthday to the two of you, Bill Bailey is amazing live!

Sarada said...

Awww - bless her! Happy Birthday Ella!! Nimai's faveourite present this year was a farting putty pot! Kids ay!!!!!!!!