Sunday 24 June 2012: Birthday and a torch
Today was Ali's fourth birthday. Such a happy day. He was really pleased with all his presents, especially the large playmobil roll on roll off ferry (that I'd bought at the last minute in Toymaster yesterday, I knew he'd like it)
I of course was then tasked with building the thing which is a bit of a chore, especially as I was meant to be creating a thomas train cake at the time!
The cake was duly iced and then I set off to church with the boys while simon stayed home to tidy the house and prepare for the party that we'd shoehorned in between church and the olympic torch coming through town. On the way into town we got chatting to a chap from the GB weight lifting team, isn't that great?! (and a bit odd too its not what you expect in Skipton)
church over with we raced home to welcome the 7 small people who were coming to help Ali celebrate. Cheesy music? check, balloons? check random party games? check. We had one drop and run (poor boy called Conner who seemed really scared about being abandoned in our care .... actually I don't really blame him!) The rest were chaperoned thankfully, however it wasn't long before pandemonium reigned and less said about the balloon on a spoon race the better!
It all finished up with me completely forgetting to give out the party bags to half the kids - so normal crazy party for us then, we'll be doing soft play next year!
Next instalment of amazing excitement: The Torch! I don't think I can remember a time when there has been such a buzz in the town centre! Samba bands, crazy men on stilts, police bikers high fiving everyone and all so two random people (no idea who they were) could run up AND down the high st ("the only place in the country where you'll see the torch twice" stated the Craven Herald) It was a great laugh though and everyone was there.
I know this is a cheesy photo, I just couldn't decide what to blip for today, but it was great to wait and join in the fun with these guys.