Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Tinkerbell Mushroom!!


It was Sunday 29th April.

It was the usual birthday morning chaos.

Tinkerbell Mushroom climbed into bed first, shortly followed by The Gymnast.

It was early.

"Can I wake the others yet?" said Tinkerbell Mushroom?

"No" we said "hang on a bit".

We have a tradition in our house where everyone waits for everyone else before they open any birthday presents. It's slightly incovenient at times: when one of them is in Germany or France or the moon or somewhere, as has happened of late, so we do compromise a bit........... All those in the house have to be present for the presents, if you get the gist.

Eventually we agreed that they could go and trample on the beds of the older three and start the day..................

Whether it was the fact that ESOS had managed to tangle up the new extra long (who's clever marketing idea was that??!!)slinky, or the fact that ED wanted to untangle it more than anything else, especially more than move anything from the stairs, or the fact that the walkie talkies that we had bought didn't seem to work, or that the fact that the stuff that had been on the stairs for days STILL hadn't been moved three minutes before the party, I'm not sure, but it did result in the usual birthday strife. That is usual for us - but perhaps you all have very calm birthdays..........

Ironically Tinkerbell Mushroom seemed oblivious to the undertones and overtones around the house, and didn't think anything of her mother grabbing a glass of wine with the first guest that arrived at 12 0'clock.

After that things did seem to settle down. We had only invited three guests (which proved to be a VERY good idea) and we kept it all very simple.

I got all the children working to make a lunch of homemade pizzas, and then later we went to the cinema to see "Meet the Robinsons", which brought a tear to my eye at the end......................

So, apart from the fact that the walkie talkies are a disaster, the slinky has a serious bend in the middle and Eldest Daughter and ESOS are still not really talking to one another, it was a great party, a great film and a very happy seven year old!

Happy Birthday Tinkerbell Mushroom!!

20 comments:

Ignorminious said...

Wow, how very odd! It was my little brother's birthday just a day later. I think I might write about it on my blog, although I wasn't actually there, so I shall have to reconstruct the scene from the phone conversations I had with him.

Glad things worked out ok in the end :)

hubby said...

For what it's worth, ED (who was closer to the action at the time) said that the walkie-talkies were a BIG hit with TM and her 7-y-o cronies. Perhaps everyone else's problems with them was simply that they were too old for Bratz walkie-talkies?

Lisa said...

Sounds like wonderful, controlled chaos!
You have peaked my interest about Meet the Robinson's, though!

john.g. said...

AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW !!

Asha said...

OMG!!! Tinker bell is sooo cute!!!All made up like a princess.Hope she got that present she wanted:))

Tell her I said "Happy B'day" to her,belated of course!

enidd said...

enidd thinks whoever was on the moon recently really should have been called moon unit.

Beccy said...

Sounds like the ideal party (especially the wine)!

Happy birthday Tinkerbell Mushroom, I hope being 7 is way more fun than 6 was!

ED said...

hmm everyone seems to forget that if the slinky hadn't been hidden there would have been no problems, AND as soon as i retrieved it i untangled it within 5 mins!

AND walkie talkies are fab and were v. much enjoyed by tink and her friends on sunday...i think that esos and sensible couldnt grasp the concept that thy were not, in fact, state of the art mobile phones, so were never going to receive bluetooth or play mp3...they're FAB!xxx

elena jane said...

happy birthday tinkerbell mushroom....

still think it's too funny that we have children with similar birth dates!! :)

Sally Lomax said...

Ignorminious - Happy Birthday to your bro.
Hubby - True!
Lisa - Good film!
John G - Yes indeed!
Asha - Thank you!
Enidd - What a good idea! after Tinkerbell Mushroom I think that I can call them just about anything now!!
Beccy - I hasten to add that I shared a glass or two with other parents. Wasn't drinking solo!! Made it all much better!
ED- And butter doesn't ever melt fortunately!
Elena Jane - Thank you!! So do I think it's funny!! You have the opposite though - a boy oriented household and just the one girl..........

Karmyn R said...

It looks like she dressed up appropriately for it too!!!

Happy Birthday Tinky.

Wendz said...

Golly it was my Mom's birthday on the 29th as well...but no way does she look as sweet as that little girl!

Anyway I am back from the wars and also back in BlogLand and just wanted to say hello! So....HELLO Sally!!!

Oh and bugger it, back to word verification too...poo!

Sally Lomax said...

Hi Karmyn - didn't she just!

Hi Wendz - Welcome back!! Sorry about the word verification......... I had some spam on my blog and so I had to up the security.

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

April 29th is my loving wife birthday so i like to wish ,,,,,,,,,,,,happy birthday tinkerbell mushroom....thanks for visiting my blog

Julia Buckley said...

Aw. Happy birthday cutie!

Alice Band said...

Five year old daughter had a Bollywood party a couple of months ago. Most kids loved it - but a couple started to cry when they were confronted with an onion bajee. I had to make them chicken teddies and chips!!!

ChrisB said...

"I'm late I'm late for a very important date'
That looks a very happy Tinkerbell Mushroom and you deserve a glass or two to celebrate!

Sally Lomax said...

Raghu - Happy Birthday to your wife!

Julia - thank you!

Alice - My little ones won't touch spice, which is VERY annoying. I tend to only cook one meal for the family though, so unfortunately, if it isn't to their taste, they eat the bits that they can eat!! I bet the Bollywood Party was a laugh!

Chris - thank you!

Sally Elizabeth said...

Thanks for replying!
So good to get a response!!
I have been publishing my own magazine locally for a year or so and have just tied it all up due to costs etc. I have had a crack at Radio and Voiceovers but it is so hard to get the break.
Embarking on a voyage of discovery with Open University and thinking about learning to teach English to Foreign Students to enable me to work abroad in the sunshine!
I will try clicking some links. Thanks x

Sally Lomax said...

Sally - Good luck with the course!