I am starting to really look forward to the camping trip next weekend. We are all set with the gear and I think Hubby is really looking forward to the fishing. I do fish a little but I don’t think I have the same interest as Hubby. It is exciting to catch something, but other than that, I am happy to read my book quietly.
Honeybear sort of understands but not everything. I am just worried about the dam and a toddler. However, as Hubby says, I have to learn to relax. It will be fine.
I know it is fairly early but I have started sorting out Honeybear’s birthday. His birthday gift from me takes time. I also plan on making my own party favours and I can see it is going to take me a while. I have decided no food stuff in the party packs. They will not even be a “pack” but just a party favour. Hubby will try to help, but I am so particular about how things must be done, it is easier for him to just help with making me coffee and sticking Band-Aids on my cuts. I show him what I want to do and then he gives me his opinion (because sometimes I need to be brought back to earth)
I have nothing against sweets and chocolates on birthdays, but I saw what happened last year. I sent cookies to school (it took me a week to make those, decorated and personalized, with and without egg in the mix because the other birthday boy had egg allergies) and then the other little boy who shares the birthday also arrived with cake and sweeties (which I should have expected). I do not think that whole class ate a proper meal all day.
For the tea party at home, I might include some cookies I think.
Hubby has challenged me about the cake. I say a 3D cake and Hubby says a 3D crayon cake is too difficult. Hubby baked for a living the last 13 years so he may know a bit more than me about baking. I said it is very possible. So now I have got myself into baking this thing. A 3D crayon cake. I will draw it out and work out the sizes…and that is why hubby thinks I am crazy. He says it is a cake, not a building, however, I draw.
I will definitely have to do a trial run to make sure this cake can be constructed like I want it to be.
I am thinking printed icing sheets for the crayon wrappings…that is as far as I have gotten for now. I still have quite a lot of time to work it out.
It is Friday and tomorrow is a school fun day thing…OK it is grandparents day, but Honeybear has no grandparents here in Pretoria, and Hubby is working…so it will be me filling in for the missing grandparents. I am sure it is going to be fun and I will get a chance to talk to the other parents. These days we shout hello’s and goodbyes at the gate or the parking and we always mean to stop for a longer chat.
I must actually iron the child’s clothes tonight because apparently they are doing a little concert as well.
I must get back to the grindstone because we are finishing up early today…lots to do.