It was her birthday on Friday. She had a fun day at home with her parents who had both taken the day off work
Her party was on Saturday. She shared it with her little friend Dylan, who has just turned four. Their parents rented a local church hall. They had a small bouncy castle. Cally took the pirate tent that The Builder and I gave her for Christmas. A friend came and did face painting. There were sandwiches and pastries and cake. A great deal of merriment was had. A great deal of sugar was consumed. The children all had a lovely time.
The Builder and I had a lovely time too. At home. Pottering about in the garden in the sunshine :-D
We went to the after party instead. A party for grown ups. With pizza. And wine. Cally had a good time at that too, I think. She was absolutely hyper on all the sugar and all the excitement and all the presents and all the fuss. She didn't have wine. At three she is still a touch too young. But she did have pizza.
It's funny, because it hardly seems three years since she was born. On the other hand, I don't really clearly remember her as a tiny baby. She seems to have always been nearly three to me :-D
We've been having quite a good time, setting aside the fact that The Builder's mouth still hurts and he finds it hard to chew. But the weather has been very pleasant. Lots of sunshine, mild for the time of year. We haven't really done very much but we've been out pottering in the garden when time permits. It's quite nice sometimes to have a few days of quiet pottering about.
On the other hand, it's also quite nice to have fun things to do and exciting things to look forward to. Matthew, Belinda, Sage and William are coming across in June. We are going to have a long weekend in Dublin with them, then they are going to London for a week, then they are coming to stay with us for a week. I've just booked our flights to Dublin. That is all very exciting indeed. And then there are other visitors proposing to come over the summer.