Yesterday we experienced our first school fete.Not that we had never been to one before but this was the first time we were at one our ( as in the one we are attending) school was hosting.One of the positives about changing schools I guess.
All the children were soooo excited.The entertainment organised and the participation from families was wonderful to see and it made me realise what a lovely community we are now a part of.So many people contributed to the success of the day behind the scenes and then, on the day, running stalls and entertainment ensuring happy faces everywhere.
I volunteered to help out with the tea cosy competition and stall and so have been spending thursday lunchtimes with a great group of women all teaching how to hook to a group of willing children.Some waned towards the end but we also had enthusiastic converts.Nanda(the gorgeous organiser) opened the competition up on raverly.There were indeed some inspired takes on how to keep your tea warm!
Henry took to hooking with gusto.As much as I have tried to encourage regular knitting from my boys, it seems that crochet is faster for them to grasp.I must say,that recent experience during my classes has shown me that boys pick it up faster than the girls.Perhaps its the lego brain!
And here is his "Owl" sporting two lovely vintage buttons for eyes he pinched from my stash.I am very proud to say that all I helped with was the plain knitted base.The triple crochet head and the rest is all by Henry.Fab job my sweet!!
Mine was a little underdone but I was more interested in my kitchen table I guess so simply put some hexes to work.Astounding how popular mine was in the peoples choice-it seems alot of people love an orange/pink combo.
And the tea cosy queen herself came for a visit. I managed to get in a photo with Loani and Alison.
Alison made the sweetest Owl and the Pussycat cosy.She was the winner of the adults competition.
Oliver was able to experience his first public performance.When were told that the littlies would be performing at the fete I must say my first thought was of cats shrieking it out on a wall somewhere.
My little fiddler xx
My second was to buy some rather enormous earmuffs.
The kids were so CUTE! They played "Mary had a little lamb' and received such applause they played it again.Afterwards ,as I tried to kiss Oliver "well done",all I got was teeth.He was grinning from ear to ear totally pumped and proud.
Henry also played in Junior Band and then the big kids played- they never cease to amaze me.There is some wonderful musical talent in this school including the parent band who entertained the crowd.Clearly professionals.
Both the boys got into the finals in the photography competition and Oliver was amazed by the man who turned a pigeon into a rabbit " he really did mummy he really did"!!
Oliver woke on his birthday feeling very under the weather.Apparently its going around if you take the empty shelves at the chemist as a sign. Hydralyte was fully stocked when they opened.
Still,a sleep in and being serenaded by your brother is a good start to any day.Especially if the music has been hidden under your brothers pillow for the last two weeks and practices in secret all of his own doing-how cute.I mean seriously!! All the fighting and grumbling and then you get the "awwwwwww" moments.Happy Birthday indeed!!
Monday night became class cupcake bakeoff after a determined rainbow batter was dreamed of by my still six year old ( hic...sob) so we whipped up a batch of teachers worst nightmare.
Blogger in the making?
I am a firm believer in balloons.For any occasion.Helium anyone.....?
So I suspect Olie will remember his seventh birthday for all the wrong reasons.He sobbed through his gifts.Slept half the day away.Sobbed through birthday dinner and sobbed through his cake.Damn flu.
He did receive an ant farm though and has had a container with stale birthday cake sitting outside trying to lure 100 ants.That is ,so far,very very popular!
Also-the boys bedroom is featured this week on babyspace and Bron ( Thanks Bron!!!!) put it up on Tuesday which Oliver thought was " totally awesome" as it was an extra birthday treat.
My friend Sue has her Happy Birthday! the same day and I have been working on this little number for her.I must say that ,despite serious issues with the pattern and twice going down the great unravelling path,in the end it worked (mostly)and looks absolutely gorgeous on her.Yay!
So my gorgeous sweet cheeky boy-you are now seven.Huge.As you pointed out last night-on Monday you only came up to here.... but after Tuesday you come up to here................................!!
Happy Birthday baby.May the next one be totally wild.