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What a weekend!

What a crazy weekend we’ve had!

My lovely relaxed happy-go-lucky little boy morphed into a grumpy grinch and spent friday, saturday and sunday crying or wailing. A high temperature and lots of drool meant we suspected it was teething related and sure enough one tooth has just broken through with another pressing against the gums. I am not looking forward to the rest of this teething thing if its going to be like this for every tooth. And if anyone has any advice (short of keeping him medicated for the next few months) please share.

It seems to be the month for birthday parties with the Diva being invited to at least 2 every weekend for the next few weeks (see I’m not a fan of birthdays). This weekend one of her old friends from daycare #2 had her 4th birthday party at the beach which was really nice! My very odd kid ignored the cake and dived into the fruit platter (she definitely does not get that from me!), all was fine until an hour or so after we got home when she turned slightly green, left the room and regurgitated all the fruit onto the rug in the hallway. Blegh!! She kept getting sick for the rest of the day and I was a bit worried we’d have to cancel her party… luckily she woke up on Sunday morning a little pale and withdrawn but otherwise fine.

Diva woke up on Sunday and was led outside with her eyes closed. When she saw her gift, a very large trampoline she stood silent for a few seconds and then said “woah!…” like she couldn’t quite believe it was there. Then she thought it was just for her party and we explained that its hers and its staying. She’s been on and off it ever since and its made her quite popular with the neighbours kids too!

Sunday afternoon was party time and I think we’ll be doing all future parties at a venue, it was the best party ever. She and her friends from daycare had an amazing time! They got to dress up, were entertained by 3 or 4 fairies, had a treasure hunt, decorated cookies and had feast at a table laden with cupcakes, cookies, pizza and other goodies (none of which were made by me) and all the adults could sit and chat with a drink and some food, or join in the fun with the kids. Ivy cottage rocks!

I know having a party with only daycare friends was controversial with friends and family but it really worked out well for the kids and at the end of the day I wanted the party to be all about the Diva. Next time we may consider doing a separate barbecue to share the day with family and friends as well if time and finances allow but I’d always like to keep the school/daycare party separate.

Here are a few pics from the party…

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9 thoughts on “What a weekend!

  1. Bronwyn on said:

    Ah, it looks lovely! And Belle is prettier than ever 🙂
    So glad you finally got the trampoline for her – that was on the cards when I was there!

  2. Happy happy birthday! That looks like an amazing party.

  3. The birthday girls looks BEAUTIFUL!! Glad she is loving her gift 🙂
    And the party looks like everyone had a good time. That venue loos stunning!

    As for the teething grump… I hope for your sake he does the same as “the baby” did. She had huge temps and mega-grumps for the first two teeth… I was NOT looking forward to the rest of the teething thing! But, she never got the fever again, and teethed like a champ after that.

    And congrats on that first toothy!

  4. Oh man that looks lovely Tanya!!!

  5. What an awesome looking party, I will def be looking into this for a party idea for my Sophie and Riley would like to thank you for this being a daycar friends party only, his legs & stomach in one of those fairy dresses would more than likely destroy him for life. Thank you for bringing to the surface the issue of stupid politics when it comes to parties, wish I had your balls to stand up to a number of people who like to complain/change plans every year when it comes to the kids parties!

  6. Sometimes… just sometimes, I have these moments of longing for a girl! These pics were one of them! STUNNING Tan!

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