Saturday, 8 June 2013

Saturday Roundup 8th June

 
This week started with M's 6th birthday and , being a Sunday, we were able to celebrate on the day itself. M is such a mermaid, a swimming party was the natural choice, especially since we had returned from France the day before and I wasn't up for a party in the house.
So, an hour in the water with 17 of her school friends and cousins, followed by tea and cake in the pool café. Perfect! 
The inflatable crocodile was a great success and the lifeguards gave the kids a fab time
                            
 
 
I think Grandma's cake fulfilled the criteria. The mermaid has a few  extra spare tyres, though, because she had to be squished down or she'd fall over. Notice the particularly good tail, made by Moi!?
After all that excitement, it was back to school for all of use except R who had an extra two days off. He spent them with his grandmothers while I was working.
On Tuesday, I attended a parents' meeting at R's future secondary school - I'm still very nervous for him, but I'm doing my best to stay positive as I'm becoming more and more convinced we have found the right school. R is very excited to have his first visit there next week.

Oh, and look what we found when we were shopping:

If I can find a full family set there's definitely a layout in there. R had the brilliant idea of buying matching coke bottles as a wedding presents for friends who are get married in a few months. I think that's inspired so I'll have to keep a look out.

On Friday night those same friends came over for dinner with a French colleague, who brought her raclette set. Never eaten raclette before- great fun. I forgot to take any picture though, I blame the horrible chesty cough I woke up with today. I've spent all afternoon on the sofa, wasting the sunshine but feeling too lethargic to get up, while the kids were outside filling the paddling pool.

3 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I loved swim parties. Always a hit and super easy. Great looking cake!
Rinda

Kirsty.A said...

Sorry to say I've only just noticed this post was attacked by a rogue apostrophe who inserted himself in the wrong place. He has now been placed in a secure holding pen ready for when he is next actually needed!

Gail said...

Great looking cake Kirsty. Looks like the party was a hit.