2. In this in-between two weeks we are prepping for a massive birthday party for someone who is turning FOUR in July. FOUR. I'm not sure how we got to four but here we are. And apparently the simplicity of last years party of 8 kids tamely painting birdhouses and canvas handprints cannot be repeated.
3. My nephew had a full blown superhero party in February. Ever since this is the conversation on lather-rinse-repeat at our house:
3 year old: is it my birthday yet/ today?
Me/ V: Not yet/ today. It's in July.
3 year old: Is it July yet/ today?
4. So 45 invitations have gone out - it is a train/ Thomas themed party and after devouring pintrest I had tickets printed up. About 25 yes-es I imagine as its international school vacations and many of his classmates (local timetable so back to school on the 1st of July) will still be on holiday with their siblings.
5. We are wisely spending our time making props and games and thank you tags. Two pictures to give you a flavour of our days:
These are a set of solid wooden trains made by somebody's dad for him as a child. After his own kids played with and outgrew them he sold me the lot for $10. They were a bit run down and had a few chips, but essentially in brilliant vintage condition. We acrylic painted them one morning and they look fabulous. Prop for table.
So far, so much fun.