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6 Jul 2011
Today, I've been home with a sick girl. Mainly worn out, I think.
This is the second day this week home with a sick child, so lots of home based jobs were done.
I finally managed to finish my Prints Charming skirt, as can be seen artistically draped below. I may or may not upload photos tomorrow when I wear it - depends on my confidence levels really!
I've also cooked Nigella's Spring Chicken, and it was delicious. In fact, we're having it again tonight, encased in pastry.
I'm getting excited about learning stop motion filming, with the idea of making lego movies in the holidays.
Somehow, I also have missed the start of the Tour de France, so no knitalong for me this year. Quite possibly I have a previously unfinished TdF project somewhere - must check Ravelry.
4 Jul 2011
Annabelle is seven. We've celebrated thoroughly, and she felt like 'The Birthday Girl' for three solid days.
The first cake, on her birthday, after a big day of school (with cupcakes!), swimming lessons (where they sang happy birthday in the pool), and dinner out.
Saturday's events didn't go so smoothly, and I neglected to take any pictures.
By Sunday, everything was rosy again, and here she is in the birthday chair at her party venue,
followed by some wild dancing games.
I'm glad it's all over - one week of school left before the holidays, and by then I expect the children will be ready for some pyjama days. Quite possibly I will be too.
1 Jul 2011
When you turn seven, you take in a batch of cupcakes to share with your class. It's Annabelle's special day today, and we made butterfly themed cupcakes. Lovely. She felt very special.
So today, the birthday and dinner out with her grandparents. Tomorrow, the family party - my local sister and her kids, with pass the parcel and pin the tail on the donkey. Then Sunday, the friends party at the local play centre. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but really, I should have just had EVERYONE here for a mega-extravaganza. Oh well. Lessons for next year.