Friday, 3 July 2009


I am gradually coming back down to earth after the last week of June. It's the same every year. My middle son turned 6 on 23rd:

and my oldest turned 9 on 29th:

(do you think they were excited about their presents?!)

and of course they're still at the age when presents and cake are paramount, so a huge amount of energy has to go into thinking about presents for us and wider family to give them and then buying them and wrapping them and then baking cakes for school and cakes for home, and organising parties........

so you can see why I've needed a bit of a break. And oh, did I mention we had the school fete in the middle there somewhere? And I had a stall? Which went pleasingly well, incidentally, particularly as I was selling bags and bunting rather than my normal cushions and hot water bottles.

Just in case you haven't seen enough of my children's tonsils, here's the youngest, not wanting to be left out:

And finally, a useless piece of personal information following on from these revealing photos: my favourite word in Spanish is Otorrinolaringólogo. Sounds great, actually it means Ear, nose & throat doctor. So now you know who to ask for when your child inserts a peanut up their nose on holiday (no, that's not how I know!).


  1. Hahaha I feel your pain! I have three of our kids' birthdays along with my sister, father in law, brother in law and two mothers in law between May 4th and June 11th. It's an absolute nightmare!

    Your kids are so cute too, and very alike!

  2. Vonnie's right, they do look incredibly similar! I think it'd be good to have all the birthdays bunch together... baptism of fire rather than the constant slow drip drip drip we have!

  3. I guess the mistake was having the eldest's 3rd birthday party 5 days after giving birth to the middle one! They are all incredibly similar - all look like their dad, none of them like me!

  4. That's so annoying, when you do all the hard work and they end up looking like their father!!
    At least that's it for another year (discounting Christmas of course!) Lush photos btw x

  5. Hello! I just discovered your blog on a blog hop and thought it great! I too have three very loud boys, I think similar in age to yours. Being creative allows me to bring a bit of girliness into the house so I don't get overrun with testosterone! Have a great day! X