In a few hours an exceedingly excited boy will come bounding down the stairs, burst through balloons and streamers into........5 years old.
So this birthday eve, and New Year's eve has seen this mama, battling a heaving supermarket, after it was decided at the 11th hour to throw Rye a proper birthday part at a friend's house, tomorrow. It's seen this mama tidying up, wrapping presents, rolling and decorating a beeswax birthday candle.
Even more so when he see's this little lot:
And later at the party, among other foods, there will be star sandwiches:
(Still quite a bit of party food to prepare, so need to be up early...hence sofa!)