Me: 'What do you want to do for your birthday?'
Eldest: 'Nothing special'
Me: 'Do you want something different to eat or to go out or...?'
'No, nothing special ...unless..'
'Errr - Fondue?'
'Ok - fondue it is then'
So, a fondue it was on Friday evening. Complete with the usual shenanigans between boys (ALL boys of ALL ages) how is it when my family get together all the boys instantly revert to naughty teenagers (I am looking at you Dad!) Mind you my brother and Himself were no better :)
But it all made it a rather fun evening. There was the usual accusations of 'theft' when fondue forks were 'accidently' taken and the morsels eaten and there was the usual out of control and breathless giggles from my mom and *whispers a confession* me too!
The type of laughter that renders you incapacitated with tears rolling down reddened cheeks. We can get giddy and high on life and laughter.
Earlier in the day,Youngest painstakingly made nine origame serviettes - cranes, dragons, owl, cat and elephant for the table. It kept him quiet for nearly an hour, that, when I passed him a mug of tea and piece of cake halfway through he was so engrossed in his creating that he barely noticed!
The table, originally groaning under food, was eaten practically bare and we retreated to the lounge to sit around the woodburner to chat while Himself and my brother nailed the washing up and my mom and fav sis-in-law put the finishing touches to Eldest's birthday request - a pavlova. Not just any pavlova but a Meringue Tranche complete with 18 candles.My mom is a Mary Berry Super-fan)
Youngest started to light the candles...
...but soon looked to need assistance...
Sis-in-law joined in......
Soon, my mom lend a hand to light the rows of candles...
Then Eldest did the honours and blew ... it was a rather special moment:)
Thank you everyone who made this evening so special,
I know that Eldest enjoyed his birthday,
as did we:)
Before I press submit - just a quick hello to my new follower - welcome to my little corner of the world :) and just in case any one was wondering who's laptop/tablet/computer I am using ...It's MINE ... all MINE Mwahahahahahaha!!
Oops sorry - not sure what happened there! (note to self - show some restraint when discussing the return of the laptop).