I can't believe it! I 'm a mother to a 5 year old! Where has the time gone?
Jensen (and Eden) woke up quietly, and didn't realise that it was his birthday until I started to calm Eden (coz she started to whinge coz she wanted out of her cot) by singing Happy Birthday to him! He got a bit excited then!
We all climbed back into my bed (so, there were 4 in the bed!) and snuggled in. We hung out there for about half an hour when I suggested to Jensen that he gets up and opens his presents. He turned round and honestly stated "No, not yet, I'll wait". What 5 year old wants to wait to open his presents? I tell you, we were impressed! We thought it odd, but hey, it's his day!
I had attempted (3 times!) to make the perfect cake for his Lego birthday party, but it just wasn't happening. In the end, we ended up with this:
|You can't really see it,|
it's a Lego brick with a Lego man in front
I had wanted to do it all myself, but Betty Crocker ended up helping me with the icing. I also had higher expectations of what the end product would look like.
Jensen got Lego! Andrew and Jensen played for about an hour, just building stuff, while Eden and I tried to fix the cake, and Eden got high on a handful of lollies and Jensen's breakfast request - Fruit Loops. They are a luxury item in this house, and as it was his birthday, he got to choose! Thank you to my mum who came over early to help with the cake, Jensen and Eden's breakfast and help set up.
|Iron Man mask!|
|Just whose Lego is this?!|
Moving on to the birthday party : a party at the park with Kindy friends! Jensen is still a little unwell.
It was a lovely day, thankfully it didn't rain. I had asked the other mothers for a phone number to contact them if a wet weather venue was required. Good thing it didn't rain because I didn't have a back up plan.
Pass the parcel saw all the kids in a circle. But pretty much after 3 of the kids had opened their turn (and scored a lollipop!) they weren't interested anymore and left to play. One of the mums kindly did the music for me while I collected the rubbish. It took ages to get to Jensen's turn and he ended up in tears coz he wanted a green lollipop. Nixon gave him his, but he said no that it was his. In the end he got the green lollipop in his turn, as well as Nixons.
By the time it was time to play the 2nd game (pin the Lego head to the Lego man) the wind was so strong and so cold! I stupidly wore a dress (something not normally done!). When this game was on, I had forgotten to bring a blind fold for the kiddies so I used my cardigan. I was freeeezing! The wind kept blowing my dress up. How embarrassing.
Time for the cake, and really, the kids don't care what it looks like, they just want to eat it! I didn't want to be rude, but the wind was now blowing right through me and I basically told the parents that we were going to cut the cake if they wanted to go because of the wind. Most of them had other kids (either there or at home) or had other commitments. One looked at me odd. That was ok though. Everyone was cold. As the party was 10-12, I am surprised we were at home by 12:15!
My dad and my grandma came to visit too for his birthday once we were home.
Everybody in bed early as it was a massive day! Hope you had a great day, little man! xx
|This is what Jensen got to take to Kindy on Monday for |
those who weren't able to come to his party!