My weekend has mainly been spent…

February 3, 2013 by loveaudrey — 10 Comments

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  • Craving a lie-in.
  • Watching Izzy bubble with excitement as we prepared for her birthday party.
  • Sipping tea and going over my ‘to do’ list for the day.
  • Icing cupcakes. I baked two flavours, chocolate and lemon.
  • Eating breakfast.
  • Madly clearing and tidying the downstairs of the house.
  • Making jam sandwiches.
  • Cutting and sticking. I made little signs for all the food and a story book menu featuring characters like the BFG, Peter Rabbit and Harry Potter.
  • Finally enjoying a hot shower.
  • Slipping on a favourite skirt.
  • Carefully applying my makeup and drying my hair.
  • Wishing Mr.LA hadn’t decided the garden needed clearing.
  • Starting to feel a little stressed.
  • Hanging decorations.
  • Telling Izzy it was almost time to skype my sister in Australia, just as she was about to arrive in Exeter! Nicola has been away travelling for a year and we managed to keep her return a secret.
  • Feeling a little teary as I watched Izzy hug her Auntie. It was a huge hug and full of love. Neither of them wanted to let go.
  • Decorating the dining room with crepe paper, bunting, paper balls, vintage books and pretty flowers.
  • Assembling the birthday cake.
  • Giving my Mum and sister plenty to do. I was so grateful for their help.
  • Curling Izzy’s hair a la Hermione Granger.
  • Loving the sight of Jesse dressed as the Gruffalo.
  • Marvelling at my Mum and my sister’s costumes. Mum was The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Nicola was Max from Where The Wild Things Are.
  • Welcoming Izzy’s guests. The children’s costumes were brilliant. We had two Little Red Riding Hoods, a Dorothy, Hiccup the Viking, three Hermiones, Matilda and a character from a Japanese children’s book.
  • Feeling as if the next two hours whizzed past.
  • Playing party games, handing out prizes, serving up food, pouring drinks, lighting candles and singing happy birthday.
  • Wanting to adopt the child that proclaimed my party tea the best she’d ever tasted *looks smug*.
  • Breathing a sigh of relief as parents arrived to collect their offspring.
  • Watching Izzy open her gifts.
  • Hugging the birthday girl tightly as she thanked me for a wonderful day.
  • Putting two very sleepy, very happy, children to bed.
  • Ordering Chinese food and pouring wine.
  • Watching Shaun of the Dead.
  • Collapsing into bed.
  • Sleeping in.
  • Having a much needed lazy morning. I drank tea and pottered about.
  • Cleaning up the last of the debris from the party.
  • Getting showered and dressed.
  • Wearing pink lipstick.
  • Making cheese on toast and a huge salad for lunch.
  • Taking a walk with the children.
  • Searching for signs of spring. We found crocuses and daffodils before debating whether we could smell the weather turning.
  • Letting Izzy spend some of her birthday money on books and sweets.
  • Wandering home slowly.
  • Watching Ponyo. So much love for Studio Ghibli.
  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Cooking and eating pie, smashed carrots and peas for dinner.
  • Laughing at Jesse pretending to be a rock star. He found himself a pretend microphone and everything.
  • Winding down for the evening. We showered the children, read bedtime stories and finally embraced the quiet as they drifted off to sleep.
  • Craving a mug of hot chocolate and an early night.

Love Audrey xxx

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