There’s something wrong with me…
No really. I’m worried.
It’s just 3 weeks till the girls party and I have literally done nothing about it. Who am I even? Did the meningitis affect my personality? Usually by now I have started painstakingly cutting out some kind of decor item or other that takes a couple of weeks and a few paper cuts to get ready, not to mention planned out all the themed food and started developing an idea for how to do the cake. But now? Nope. Nothing.
This actually might explain why it’s so freaking cold in Cape Town right now. In fact it might snow right down the street if I wait another week longer to get myself in gear.
Sorting out: Although technically this has still got to happen, I have now freaked myself out sufficiently to start panicking about the girls party. I guess, with just 3 weeks to go, I can let the theme of the party out right? OK, so this might be my most favourite theme yet. It’s a Faraway Tree Party! I can’t tell you how excited I am about it, but now it’s about making sure I do it justice! If you haven’t been reading the Faraway Tree to your kids yet, shame on you. Nah, I’m kidding, but really you should – they love it!
(Side note – Currently looking for sweet girls dresses that look like Beth and Franny could have worn them – anyone seen anything? Preferably something Wintery because well, July and all.)
Excited About: As part of their birthday present, we took the girls to get their ears pierced over the weekend. I’ll do a whole post on it tomorrow but I couldn’t wait to share how cute they look now. In fact I keep getting a fright when I look at them because suddenly they look like miniature teenagers!
Reading: I finally got through The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and it was amazing! Then my next book club book was Bloom (Kelle Hmapton) and I was so gripped I finished it in 2 days. Now I have nothing to read again and I am sad. Might just start re-reading Harry Potter or something. But I NEED a book to read. I feel quite empty without one.
Plus I know I am still so far behind the avid readers, but I’ve managed to read 16 books this year so far. Which considering the amount of time I balance reading with watching series, I am pretty chuffed. And it must be said that I possible watch too much series. Anyway.
Doing this holiday: So I don’t know about you, but our kids happened to be in the car when the radio was blaring about Dora coming to Cape Town. Oh and they saw it on TV too. Obvs this meant that we were accosted with requests to go to Dora, because she’s in Cape Town and now there’s no excuse. So first off I want to commend the marketers on a really great campaign – it worked like a bomb on my kids and secondly, I’ll see you there.
Also, if you haven’t been already – take your little people to watch Robin Hood at Canal Walk. We did and I chatted about what we thought over on the Canal Walk blog. Take a look.
Eating Out With Kids: We regularly go out with our kids to restaurants in and around Cape Town. Mostly because I am so over being the cook all time (it’s really not my gift) and also because we’ll find any excuse to leave the house in search of something fun to do.
The problem is kids menus. Half the time there is never anything healthy to eat on the menu. From pizza and pasta to burgers and chips. Now will we don’t stop our kids from eating it, we go out enough to warrant the need for healthier options every now and then. So when we happened to rock up at the local Woolies and see these boxes on the menu we were sold! Ham and cream cheese “sushi”, sweet potato chips, chopped up fruit, egg mayo and healthy bread. Knox devoured it! So going to try out the other box options next time (there are 3 variations I think).
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