Jake & Ellie turned 3 today!
I don’t know where the time has gone. It doesn’t seem so long ago that they were gurgling, cute little babies. Now they’re running, jumping, talking, pants-wearing, sociable, smart little people. In a few weeks they’ll be in uniform when they start Nursery at a local school.
School! They’re growing up.
They had a junior knees-up on the weekend with friends so today we wanted to celebrate at home with family: me, the Mummy & her Mum & Dad. I think that’s just how they like it.
We went for a scoot to the playground but didn’t last long as the wind was bitingly cold, & they had a bit of a grizzly journey back. After that I had hoped they would have a nap, especially as Ellie woke early this morning, but they didn’t.
So after lunch when the Mummy got home early from her work & it was Party Time they were a little tired, but it didn’t stop them enjoying themselves!
They had a fantastic array of cards & presents. I was hoping to save what I thought was the best until last, but…
MINE, ALL MINE! Vis zis my new Leap-Pad I vill CONQUER ZA VORLD! (In a really terrible German accent)
We couldn’t stop her in time. And of course, no Judy without Punch…
Jake is delighted to finally have an ‘iPad’ while Ellie continues to formulate her plans for World Domination.
I was glad to see though that life didn’t suddenly grind to a halt with the advent of a fancy screen: there were still more exciting discoveries ahead!
Ooh, what’s this?!
And actually we may have saved the best ’til last:
This is a 3 1/2 foot-high chalkboard / magnetic whiteboard double easel with coloured chalks & pens & magnetic letters. Fantastic! A great present from my in-laws, but suggested by the Mummy. They loved it! Unfortunately I didn’t get pictures of them enjoying it as I was busy rushing around trying to get replacement batteries for the Leap-pads!
Enjoying some new toys: throwing & catching a talking ball
After much cake was ate we did manage to get them down for a much-needed nap, using the excuse of driving off to buy more batteries!
Then it was dinner out, a rare treat; but not before Jake had a good ‘getting to know you’ session with his new techy toy
They were almost well-behaved! A lot of sausages, chips, sundaes & cheekiness later we said fond farewells to the Mummy’s parents & headed home.
The helium balloons Jake & Ellie blagged on the way out provided a lot of entertainment before everyone collapsed in a tired heap, Ellie somehow managing to fall asleep while still clutching her balloon!
A great day all round!
Still can’t get used to it…