The run down to the end of term and Little Bun's birthday and party have certainly made for a mad, fun and busy week. Now my littlest girl is 10 and I'm wondering how we got here so fast.
Our Millie is an unbelievably wise, fully paid up eccentric girl with a brilliant sense of humour that just makes you feel so good. She has a real empathy for others, hates nastiness and always befriends the kid who's getting a rough deal. Alongside this she has an innocence that means she's in no rush to grow up. She's getting every last drop out of her childhood and that makes us very happy parents indeed.
Today was the day of Little Bun's Mad Hatters Tea Party. Late last night I bagged up sweeties for Little Bun's guests to take home.
Then I spent all morning baking. Yesterday had passed in a blur of removing about a years worth of bottles from our garage (I tried to have that "I don't have a problem" look on my face at the bottle bank), filling the skip at last and doing other yucky jobs.
Aswell as the cake I whipped up some chick and egg cakes, plus choccy dipped marshmallows. Little Bun's friends loved looking at them as much as munching them.
While I was baking and doing I got the Bun's to help out printing labels for the sweetie bags and jugs.
They also made a fabulous card garland to hang with the butterflies. It all felt a bit last minute panic at times, but we pulled off a great party and had a blast.
We started the party with mask decorating and lathering glue everywhere. Then Mr Bun whizzed the girls outside for Alice's treasure hunt, egg hurling and an egg and spoon race while I raced around like a loon clearing up and turning the table from a crafty thing into a tea table of fineness.
Once the candles were blown out on the birthday cake, they all paraded in the garden in their beautiful masks (except Miss Rosey as I was wearing hers).
After helping out with a few bits of sticking on the masks I think I could really get into this decoupage thing. I might be covering a few things around here with sticky bits of paper when no one's looking.
It was such a lovely way to start a holiday we've been desperate to get to. It's been a tiring term this one with some major stresses behind the scenes. Now we're off to enjoy some good times.