Today was E’s party. He shared the event with his close friend Ms. A who was born just three and a half hours earlier. I heard Ms. A’s first cries as she entered the world as I laboured in a room nearby.
It is my wish to make E a special birthday cake every year. It is one my ways of showing him how much I love and appreciate him. I don’t think he especially understands that at present but it is my hope that when he looks back on his childhood he will remember the successful and unsuccessful cakes that I have made him fondly.
The ambition for this year was a three dimensional train cake:
The finished result wasn’t exactly what I had in mind but life with two small people tends to throw a few curve balls so I was left decorating the cake in the last moments. Note to self: yes it is a good idea to decorate the cake the night before even if you do think there will be plenty of time the next day!!!
The party was held at a beautiful spot by the river. It was a perfect afternoon – not too hot with a nice airy breeze to keep us all fresh.
There was a craft table which was a great success. Lots of messy creations being made with the ever popular glitter glue. There was face painting too… although E. was more partial to body painting which he adjusted himself.
There was also swimming in the river – a great way to freshen up and relax after lots of party fun.