542 days or 1 year, 5 months, 24 days
Birthday week has come and gone in a blur of excitement and emotion.
Surprisingly, I was upbeat for both the kids’ birthdays because I had awesome presents and had planned The Best Party Ever (according to the kids and their friends).
K’s birthday was a school day (for her, not me – I had that week off ). I had managed to buy a cheap laptop which is something that she’s wanted for over a year and something that she is beginning to need for school (and hey – I’m NOT sharing mine). She was completely bowled over. She’s currently playing maths games on it so I count it as a resounding win.
H’s birthday was the same day as their shared party. I had managed to pick up a second hand DSLite for him – also something he has begged for and would never had got aside from a friend selling her daughter’s unwanted one cheaply. I have a photo of the instant he realised what it was that will make an appearance at his 21st. His expression is priceless.
But the party was HUGE!! I had booked Professor Jellybean as the entertainment and it was hands-down THE best party I’ve ever seen. She brought all the equipment with her including tables and chairs as well as the science equipment.
She had brought lab coats and safety glasses for all the kids and they looked adorably geeky.
She was patient and methodical with the kids’ experiments where they turned agar into goo worms and made artificial snow. To end off the afternoon, they let of “rockets” (large air-filled bags).
….and I knew you were right there with us.
I miss you.
I love you.