Just when you think Christmas is done, the leftovers are eaten, New Years looms then is gone in a sort of flash and you can recover and enjoy the rest of the school holidays, you realise in a mad panic that you have your son's birthday hurtling towards you way too quickly.
After a bit of a traumatic start when his sister decided to work on one of her monumental screeching tantrums, all ended up working out pretty well.
Mainly because big sister spent the day with a relative and the birthday boy got to spend a whole day with Mum which is very rare and ended up being such a wonderful treat for both of us.
One of the highlights was to when we went to a particular restaurant for lunch in Caloundra (his choice) that happens to be situated under the pool of the resort above. There are a couple of windows on the bottom of the pool floor, or the roof of the restaurant, where you can see people swimming and waving at you while you're eating your lunch.
After a special day with just Mum and her boy, plenty of relatives turned up for cake and afternoon tea to celebrate and Dad arrived home just in time for the celebration too. (He'd been away at work for a week and often misses family celebrations so Master M was pretty excited that Dad was home for some of his special day).
Happy 11th Birthday to my gorgeous boy.
I had fun too. :)