Thank you very much also to you people who suggested different things... it's funny, some of you said one thing and some of you said the complete opposite! Obviously in that situation I can't follow everyone's advice but I'm going to try different things and see what works for me. Thank you once again for all your advice.
Right... now that's out of the way, I have photos for you! These photos are of Johnny and Caleb's birthday. Now, we were going to be away on holiday while both these boys had their birthdays (Nov 30th and Dec 2nd) so we brought them forward so we could celebrate while Grandma and Grandad were down from Nelson. We celebrated them (on Tuesday I think it was?) on the same day and Sophie made a big cake.
Enough said. On with the photos.
Caleb in his 'present fort'. I think he thinks it's an igloo, from the way he's shivering!
Johnny in his fort. Excuse the mess everywhere. That's normal in the life of our family!
Both of the boys on opposite sides of the lounge
On with the presents! Johnny in full flow.
Wow, LEGO games! What could be better?
Some of the spoils
Danella and Lydia watching the fun
Even Jacob got something too! Here's a little chap who loves chocolate.
Sophie being very industrial and putting all the wrapping paper away nicely. Ten points, Sophie!
This is Johnny and Caleb with the cake Sophie made. It's a castle with a LEGO knight guarding it and turrets and things. It's actually way more impressive closer up, too! Sophie is a great cake maker.
Jacob giving Johnny present-unwrapping advice
Troop of eager onloookers! Left to right: Johnny, Danella, Abbie (in back), Ben, Lydia, Caleb and Sophie.
Ben, Lydia, Caleb and Jacob admiring Caleb's presents.
Our week has been super-busy, what with preparing for exams next week and both sets of grandparents being here in Christchurch! How has your week been?