Tuesday, January 16, 2007

P and K's birthdays

A busy weekend with double birthdays! P's on Friday (won't give away the age) and K's on Sunday - she's 10 now, can't believe how time has flown. I always find the evening before the children's birthdays I spend time just thinking back to their births (and as bumps too), their early childhood and how they've changed and developed their own personalities. I feel I know them better now than I ever have.

We had a mini family get together on Saturday afternoon with nibbles, drinks and lots of pressie opening. I painted P an abstract picture for the upstairs hallway. He's been asking me to paint something for him for a while now so this was a surprise for him. The photo doesn't really show it off too well, it has different textures, including some sparkle and I named it "shining through the rough and the smooth" (and it's not yellow themed either, it's creams and browns!). K received more lovely model horses (naturally), she has 108 now (must, must get her those new shelves)! Here's the new larger feltie that we got her, I've probably said before, but the lady that hand stitches them must be so patient. They are beautifully finished and quite adorable.

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Three of K's friends came over later in the afternoon and stayed for a sleepover! This is the first multiple sleepover we've hosted (and experienced) and I knew the girls would have fun together and are all sensible (if you know what I mean). B was in his element, snuggling down with them all to watch a Bratz DVD which finished a 9pm bounding into the kitchen afterwards saying "wow, guess what, it's way past my bedtime!" Once the clock drew nearer to 10.30 he began to flop and so he went to bed and the girls settled down in K's room for a good old natter (sorry, more nattering) and play. P and I headed up to bed after midnight, and they were still at it! As the clock ticked by later and later, and still now sign of sleepy heads (of course) I had to ask them to calm down a little as we have very thin walls in this Victorian house and a new bedsitter in the room next to Ks (didn't want to scare the life out of him with all the girly chatter). The girls were really excited because K's clock said 2 a.m., I let them continue their loud banter for another hour before going in again. This time, they were ready for a snooze and immediately zonked out until 8 ish (phew). K slept in her top bed (and they all tried to sleep in it at one point), but the three guests decided to sleep huddled together under piles of sleeping bags!

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They got up quietly around 8 and headed for breakfast and a session on the PC playing Neo Pets before I plodded downstairs for more pressie opening (as it was K's actual birthday). Then, after a lovely natter with the parents over a cuppa and once the kiddies had departed, we headed out for a pizza and went for a drive in Elsie Mo, finishing with early nights all round!
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7 Comments:

At 6:31 pm, Blogger Nikki said...

What a lovely sounding birthday sleepover! Happy Belated Birthday, K! 108 horses....wow, that's quite some collection. And Elle, I love the painting you did, what a beautifully personal gift for P!

 
At 7:13 pm, Blogger Elle at Ellesfuntimes said...

Thanks. Maybe I'll paint some more when I find a spare moment (ha, ha). Thanks for the birthday wishes, I've passed them on. Elle

 
At 9:21 pm, Blogger Jay said...

Hi Elaine , i didn't realise that was you !
How is Herrance the guinea-pig ?
We are fine & loving London.
My blog (often used as a place to eant i'm afraid!!!)is
http://have-fun-learning.blogspot.com

 
At 9:29 pm, Blogger Elle at Ellesfuntimes said...

Hi Jay, would love to read your blog, but I need to be invited? If you scroll through the December posts on my blog you'll come across a bit about Herrence. Unfortunately, to the bufflement of us and the vets, he got ill and passed away quite suddenly. It was a shock for us all, especially B, as it was his pet. The children decorated a tile to place over this grave in the garden and he'll certainly be remembered by us all, he was well loved. Sorry to have to pass on bad news to you. Elle

 
At 8:54 am, Blogger Jay said...

Thanks for telling me,so sad for B I'll break the news to Iona.I was sure he had years of life to enjoy.I've just joined the blogring so you should be able to see the blog from there.Will change the settings so no invite required.

 
At 6:17 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

Love that painting.

 
At 6:19 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

Love that painting.

 

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