This Time Of Year

I don’t have tonnes to update you with, hence the lack of posts. I have been so busy these past couple of weeks as Mike has been studying and spent all of last week at his parents place doing assessments. I have always had the upmost respect for single parents but being alone over nights with a teething toddler (hello 15th and 16th teeth!) has been plain hard so my respect has risen even further!

farm animals party

We had a gorgeous birthday party for a little friend with baby farm animals and all sorts of fun this weekend. Cam had a blast despite me being late!

This time of year is always busy for everyone. We have only a couple of little things to get for Cameron for his Christmas and birthday presents (he is born on New Years Eve!) but we have so much coming up in these last 6 weeks of 2011!

I have been so busy (& loving it) with organising & finalising presents for everything coming up! We have Cam’s best matey’s b’day, my nephew’s b’day & Australia Zoo, a big Christmas, Cam’s birthday & party – all before the end of the year!! Not to mention my baby shower plans for February. It’s all so much fun!!

train party bottles drinks printables

This weekend I’ve been focusing on Cameron’s birthday plans. I’ve finalised a guest list, menu, the favours and printed out & readied all the invitations, decorations, labels and what not.

His party won’t be as big as last year (thank goodness, our poor little house & my pregnant self couldn’t handle that!) but I’m so looking forward to Cam’s birthday because he knows what a birthday is & will love it all! He talks about birthdays a fair bit now and likes to blow out candles and thinks all balloons mean it’s someone’s birthday.

I’m not yet into the spirit of Christmas, but I’m looking forward to that too. Cammy waves at Santa now and said he’d like to ask for “a plane” from Santa (I assume a toy – hah!). However, I’m not convinced he’ll be into the whole sitting-on-a-strangers-lap or getting-a-photo thing… which I’m absolutely fine about!

Aside from the craziness, there has still been plenty of time for normality. We have read and re-read books (Cam is loving all things phonics as well as expanding on his animal loves – newest faves being lizards, ants, rhinos and hippos), and sung many songs (new faves are ‘little Peter Rabbit’ & ‘galumph went the little green frog’).

Anyway, I’ll leave you with our fun from today - playing with ice :)

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