Sam had a full schedule on Saturday when he received invites to not one, but two birthday parties. In the morning he and I went to Kangazoom in Smyrna to celebrate Grace’s second birthday and then that afternoon it was time for Jacob’s birthday party. It was tiring for Mummy, but Sam had a fantastic day at two very different celebrations.
The Kangazoom party was a chaotic affair held at one of those places that house the giant inflatable bouncy castles for children to leap about on. Grace had a party room and guests had access to the play area for the duration of the party. Sam had a grand time bouncing around on the equipment and charging up, then down, the giant inflatable slides. Mum on the other hand had a hard task trying to keep up with him.
Birthday cake scarfed and giant inflatable crocodile party favour in hand we then legged it back to the house for lunch and a nap before the next festivity. Bill arrived home in a good mood from winning his ALTA tennis match and then the three of us spruced up again and headed out to wish Jacob Happy 2nd Birthday too.
This was a relaxed affair held in a beautiful back garden turned toddler paradise. Jacob’s parents had hired The Bubbleman for entertainment and he created copious bubbles that really made the party. The children, and adults loved it. The weather was perfect and bubbles floating around the garden followed by screaming, giggling toddlers was a lot of fun.
As usual Sam happily did his own thing but every so often he would take an interest in the bubbles and join in with the other children as they ran around trying to catch and pop them. He seemed to like the swathes of smaller bubbles better than the giant ones and those would send him flapping his arms around in delight.
The other highlight of the party was Bonnie’s amazing lego cake:
She had made a number of mini cakes that together formed a pile of lego bricks. It looked fantastic, was really cool, and tasted great. It also ensured the party magic lasted until the next day when dirty nappies had to be changed resulting in a flurry of emails discussing the contents vibrant nature. Sam’s brick was bright blue, and so was his…
It’s less than one week to Sam’s own birthday now too (27th April) and I am feeling bad that we’re not having a special party for him and his toddler friends this year. We are just going to take him to see his Granma and Granpa Allen at the weekend. I’m quite excited though as Bill and I have bought him what we hope will be a fantastic tricycle. It’s currently hiding under a sheet beneath the dining room table and we just can’t wait to give it to him! I’ve been really good and haven’t sneaked him a peak while Bill’s at work, although it is tempting! Hehe, I think one of my first memories is my Daddy sneaking me a go on my birthday toddler trike hiding in his bedroom, under the heavy green bedspread in Olney.
We’ve also been really good and are still waiting to give him his wooden easel. Opening presents is going to be such fun!