But you know what? Buggerit I'm just too knackered.
So. you're gonna get some stats. some pics. and you'll be happy about it too!! :OP
We had 24 kids. 18 adults. Give or take a few. Thank god we were down at Playcentre not trying to squeeze all that into our house. Now our place isn't teeny, it has to house our wee Tribe of Lunatics, but still....
They played with the hose, actually 2 hoses, in the sandpit. As my brother asked "does the sandpit *ever* dry out?!" In answer, sometimes. Not often. :O)
They had pipes and funnels attached to the sunshade posts, tipping coloured water from the water trough down these, and onto each other. No, Darling Girl wasn't soaked through head-to-toe, chasing Ginger Ninja round and round and round and round. Not my wee girl. She's dainty and tidy and demure. Just like her mum. *snort* yeah, right!! I hear you chorus!!
They also had bubbles and dressups happening too. Then we cleaned them up and fed 'em (coz we are nice adults) and ourselves. Let the frenzy of present opening begin!!
It was insane. I think it's just boys. and 2 of them opening at the same time! But the paper flew, and I was hard pressed to keep up with what SirTalks was given. Captain was supervising Ninja, so I have *no idea* what he got. And less who from. Captain doesn't monitor those kinda details.....
We watched a wee girl (2 days older than my
ANYways! My point here was that she opened her gifts so nicely, sedately, reading all the cards (and she can read - she is sooo awesome!) and flicking thru the books. So different it was weird to watch. Nice. But weird compared to the previous day.
Then there was cake. CAKE-S. *eyeroll* I'm never having twins again.
|Dude's cake from last year - with a bionicle ontop|
|SirTalks 2010 = Clutch Powers!!!|
Somehow the little ones have yet to cotton on to this way of doing things for the sake of my sanity. so we had a colossal squid cake (he changed his mind in the last week - he had asked for a colossal squid eating a plane!)
|I was SUPER pleased coz it *actually* looked like a colossal squid!!!|
Then I had to come up with something for Ninja. Last year I did bugs and a flower on his cake.
I had to come up with something different, even though he's still really into bugs. I dunno why, but I wanted it to be super cool too. Maybe I was compensating for his lack of language, which sometimes means he misses out (altho we try not to let that happen), or coz he so often just plays by himself, in his own head. Or maybe it's coz he's ginger. *shrug* anythings possible!!
Finally, about a week ago it hit me. What he really likes, and has liked for a while now - Where The Wild Things Are. He LOVES that book. He has a few puppets that we found for him that he sleeps with. Sleeping with a toy with that boy is a sign of love, even if he doesn't play with it during the day. And so I dreamed of this....
*side note - coz I'm making 2 cakes in one day, they do get a smaller cake. I take my standard birthday cake recipe (Destitute Gourmet's Dana's Chocolate Cake) and cook it in 2 loaf tins. 1x the effort = 2 cakes. "now there's thinking lass!" :O)
|He sailed off through night and day...|
|and in and out of weeks and almost over a year....|
Not likely though. :O.