We woke up to dense fog and a weather warning telling us that there was zero visibility for the first part of the day. Then the fog went, the rain came and went and then we had snow. Crazy mad weather!
After breakfast, the boys built a 'battle' out of Lego, which included Animal Kingdom (this time two years ago we were at Disney World), Star Wars Land, Castle Land, Halloween Town and Golden Brick. Apparently there will be another side built and that's why it's a battle. I just know that they spend a long time building and being nice so we let them get on with it and I don't make them them clear it all up until it takes over the whole floor. Today's battle was built in Smallest's room.
Today was the start of Huffle's birthday weekend (real birthday Monday) and he decided he wanted to go to the Five Pin Bowling Lanes (something Small suggested last weekend). We thought we had the whole place to ourselves until we saw the party of littles. They were one end and we were the other. The place was set up as a disco, possibly for the party, unless they heard that Disco Stu was in the house. We paid for an hour and managed to get two whole games in plus a quick bowl each at the end. It was quite difficult bowling in the dark with flashing lights all around. Actually it's quite hard with five pins too. If you aim perfectly straight then you can easily hit just one pin. Everyone but me got a strike though I did manage a spare. We had a lot of fun and of course let Huffle win because it WAS his birthday.
We then walked across town to get some dinner which was nice. Huffle requested a visit to the Dead Mans shop but didn't find anything except for Harry Potter Chess which we bought for Smallest. He also wanted to pick up something from the bakery so we bought some Empire Biscuits and Gingerbread men for the kids.
Tomorrow we are having a party so we popped to Dollarama to pick up some pass the parcel gifts. Smallest made friends with a pig dog toy and squeaked it all the way round the shop singing Happy Porkmas. He is a funny boy, don't know where he gets his ideas from! Must be Huffle! We also popped out the suoermarket for a few things and came home. We sent Huffle to watch the football highlights while we made his birthday cake. Small also made jellies. Smallest and I started a game of chess but the cakes overflowed and caused lots of smoking from the bottom of the oven and then it set on fire again. Oh Grandma! All the doors were opened and the smoke alarm dismantled. It smelled horrible and we had to throw it all away and start all over again.
Smallest and I worked really hard and finally finished a three layer Victoria Sponge which we made vanilla icing for and added jam and the icing to the layers. Tomorrow we will finish it with some special decoration and candles. The ktichen was a huge mess and Small and Huffle helped us before playing another game of chess.
We had tea whilst watching Ant and Decs Saturday Night Takeaway. There I was waving at the window just in case the helicopter came over to pick us up. I suppose we are a bit far away (sad face).
|Poor Mr Ranieri|
|I don't think I have ever seen this whole mural. I hope they keep it, it's fabulous.|