Weeks! #13: birthday week of lots of cake, alcohol and other stuff

So the birthday week kicked off with morning tea at work for birthdays – not just mine but everyone in the branch. Cake!

2014-03-24 18.20.28The boys can take a little bit of motivation to do there homework – and we don’t tend to push hard because much of the research shows there is limited benefit to structured homework when in primary school, but here I managed to get them organised into their tasks. Sebastian has to start getting used to the idea given he will be at high school next year where homework will no doubt impact on his marks etc.

2014-03-25 09.05.57It is getting colder and thus #yourtightsatwork weather, and so, for my birthday, I cracked open a new and exciting pair of stockings.

2014-03-25 14.17.24I also had a lovely visit from Behati, my former EA Krystal’s new baby, wearing the lion outfit I had bought her. She did smile a lot at me, but not at this moment.

2014-03-25 14.19.34More cake! For our directors’ meeting on my birthday they got me cake – gooey delicious chocolate cake too.

At home the cake theme continued as Sebastian and Jude worked together to whip up a birthday cake. Delicious lime and coconut cake – Jude’s go-to recipe.

2014-03-25 18.53.21I also got some flowers from Natasha who is to be relied on to be good like that.

2014-03-25 17.41.49I love my Sons of Anarkitty t-shirt, even if I ended up with a gigantanormous one. Here modelled before pilates at work.

2014-03-26 17.33.00The boys have spent some time re engaged with the Duplo – I think it allows construction on a larger scale. But they have spent many hours hidden away in the play room building and playing.

Another night of Arkham Horror!

2014-03-26 20.29.43We got to pick up the car this week. Of course it was raining but new car! New car smell! It was rather exciting, even if the choice of Territory felt like defeat – such a middle class, grown up car…..

And then Saturday was devoted to the party – party organisation and partying itself. It has been ages since we had a big party, so this was the time. Gin and champagne was the theme, but we made sure there were other drinks for the very strange people who don’t like either of those.

I didn’t take many pictures during the night, too busy having fun, but had to capture this – Sebastian as the young apprentice to Andrew (their after school babysitter for the last couple of years) who was our barman.

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There was plenty of party evidence the next day – and I don’t just mean how seedy I was feeling.

We had to dry off all the un-drunken alcohol.

2014-03-30 12.15.48And the boys then made sailing boats out of beer cartons to sail in the pool full of melted ice.

It has been quite damp recently, so we have had some good fungal growth.

2014-03-30 10.24.05And, as we drove to training, it didn’t look like stopping with the damp. A dramatic end to the week.

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