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Fab Feb 2009 - come rain, wind or shine, we're here for each other with copious amounts of wine

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New thread for us to quaff and chat away on... though as the sun is out today suspect I'll be pootling around here on my todd for a bit

<starts arranging the deckchairs in best position to catch the sun>

SilveryMoon Tue 29-Jan-13 22:22:00

dinky Glad you got some answers. That does sound tough on little D, but sure he will turn a corner in no time.

Luke's birthday on Monday! Have invited some of his friends round on Sunday to trash the place play, hope they can all make it. My parents are coming Saturday, and I have a leaving do after work on Friday. Going to be a long weekend

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 09:25:06

Thanks Oooggs and Silverymoon. I caught myself watching Danny sleep last night when I went to check in on him - I cant believe this funny, sweet, wonderful little boy has already been in our lives nearly 4 years and couldnt imagine life with out him or DS1. I feel really blessed to have him and all my lovely Fab Feb friends I made on this thread while waiting for him to come.

blueskymum Wed 30-Jan-13 09:31:38

Hi, I was on the thread when we were all expecting many moons ago and have lurked now and then. Just popping on to say happy birthday to all the four year olds! Can't believe they're this age now......Memories of expecting in 2009, with the snow etc. are really vivid. Hello to everyone.

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 09:43:17

Hi Blueskymum - hope all good with you and that your little (or rather not so little anymore!) one is well.

blueskymum Wed 30-Jan-13 09:46:01

Hi, dinkystinky,

Am at work in London, so actually managing to post for once! My (not so little) one is 4 on 16th Feb, unbelievable. Am trying to decide whether or not to allow my house to be trashed by his friends, or have a small party at a soft play place etc. Is anyone doing the home party thing, or am I mad?!

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 10:28:28

Silverymoon is doing a home party - brave lady!

I did a home party for Danny last year - but there were only 8 kids. This year, as he's at preschool, he wants 18 at his party so am hiring out a local play area (has a room we can play games in, a very small soft play room and a room we can do food in) for his party as my house wont be able to accomodate that many small kids and parents!

blueskymum Wed 30-Jan-13 13:35:25

Thanks - food for thought there. That's true about parents coming too.....it will be packed! Might just do a small party then.

swampster Wed 30-Jan-13 14:49:43

I have found softplay is brilliant for 5th and 6th birthday parties. But Jacob doesn't know that many people. We'll be partying at home with his select group of friends and I expect a large amount of siblings to crash. And parents too - must get some wine in!

dinkystinky Wed 30-Jan-13 15:50:37

Sounds like a nice party Swampster! J (and you with that wine wink) will have a whale of a time.

SilveryMoon Wed 30-Jan-13 20:23:01

blueskymum Hi grin I can’t believe it’s been 4 years either. Crazy.
I’m doing the house-party thing. We do it every year for ds1 and 2. Just a few friends, normally between 5 and 10, but I’m in a 2 bed flat so not much room. They trash the place completely but all have fun.
One year, It must have been ds2’s first birthday, I set up a ball pool in my living room, a colouring table and some play dough. Will never allow play dough to come out at a party ever again, I spent weeks with butter knives and ice cubes trying to egt it all out of the bedroom carpets!
Ds2 is 4 on Monday. My parents are coming over Saturday and we are having his friends round on Sunday.
Yes dinky that’s me, crazy. We are close with 2 of my friends, my dc’s and theirs are all growing up closely, so they are coming. That’s 7 children. I told Luke he could choose 2 others from each nursery he attends. Not heard back from some of them, so fingers crossed.
swampy That’s what happens here too, small group of children trash the place whilst mummies drink wine. Everyone’s happy wink

Hey all. I managed to lose this thread again! blush

Not had a huge amount to say tbh, A is doing really well at playschool. His confidence is coming on in leaps and bounds. We're still battling about the toilet but 3 hours a day apart has done wonders for my patience wink

Just going to read through now...

dinkystinky Thu 31-Jan-13 16:40:57

So pleased that A is doing well and clearly enjoying life at pre-school SummerRain - is this the local one or did you send him to a specialised one in the end?

Dont know if you and Swampy and Ooggs found this third time around, but I am ENORMOUS already - easily look around 6 months gone and only just coming up to 19 weeks. Rather worried as to how big this baby is going to be when he/she arrives...

Ok, all caught up!

Were doing a house party too.... I'm just so overjoyed that he actually wants a party with other children I'll tolerate the destruction grin

I'm not inviting all of playschool though, just the few he'll be moving to school with in September, so 6... Plus some siblings. Haven't planned anything yet though <eek>

Dinky.... I was definitely showing sooner with A. I wasn't tragus huge though, I was with ds1 as I had massive amounts of amniotic fluid and he was back to back. I was enormous!

I went with the local one on the end, I heard a few stories about the other one that worried me (to strict for A by far) so it made more sense for him to be with the kids he'll be going to school with. One little girl took him under her wing and he's slightly in love with her now!

Just as well too, my car broke down in a rather permanent way and we can't afford to replace it so I'm glad to have him a bit closer yo home. It would have been s very long walk to the other playschool!

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 10:00:25

Happy birthday in advance to MsLucy's S and N's A - hope they all have fab birthdays whereever they are. And happy birthday in advance to Summerrain's A and SilveryMoon's L and Swampy's J, - hope they have brilliant parties this weekend (and you enjoy the wine and chaos!).

next weekend dinky, don't give me heart failure <<<<wails 'I'm not reaadddyyy'>>>

wink

we haven't even bought his present yet, I'm so chronically disorganised this year it's terrifying...

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 12:24:23

Sorry, thought you said it was this weekend!

Just had heartfailur myself - got a call from the school nurse (and thought it was the weekly call about DS1 falling over I get). But no, she had Danny with her 30 minutes after nursery pick up time because our nanny hadnt turned up to pick him up! Called our nanny and no answer so was getting ready to go to school to pick him up - and our nanny called. She'd been running errands in her car (which was the first I'd heard of it) and got stuck in traffic without her phone and couldnt call but was going to pick him up now. I know these things happen but she knows I'm paying her to be there to pick him etc at 11.30 and poor Danny was in floods of tears (so much so that the nurse had to go get DS1 out of class to calm him down) so am feeling v let down. Even worse we had a letter home from school last week saying that if anyone picks their kids up more than 20 minutes after home time they automatically get a fine and it goes on their school records - never expected that to happen with our kids with a nanny who is meant to be there at home in order to pick them up on time.

swampster Fri 01-Feb-13 12:30:41

I need to do baking now... I'm tooooooooo tired.

Dinky, I was biggest with DS1! I'd had fertility treatment and blew up like a balloon. I was offered a seat on the tube the day before I hit 12 weeks. I was just under 9 stone when I got pregnant, 13 stone when I gave birth - shocking! Most of it seems to have been water as DS1 was only 7kg.

SM, I've been to Lidl for little baggies of Sugarland sweets and Hula Hoops to turn them into monsters tomorrow.

Happy birthdays, everyone.

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 13:06:11

Chocolate crispie cakes all round eh Swampy? Hope the baking goes well - we've outsourced Danny's cake to a friend of a friend (he wants a special hello kitty one and I'm buggered if I know how to create one that complicated)

swampster Fri 01-Feb-13 14:39:13

Butterscotch banana cake! Will bake some brownies too. The outlaws will bring the traditional balloon cake from M&S...

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 17:08:29

Hmm, sounds yummy swampy. Can you send me a piece in the post if any left (wouldnt want you to risk having to smuggle it past the farringdon mice)?

swampster Fri 01-Feb-13 17:58:53

grin It is a truly fabulous recipe. Next time you have any gruesome bananas that are on their way out, make some yourself!

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 18:43:07

Looks lovely - just need to keep Danny away from the bananas long enough to let them ripen... Wonder if barbed wire would do the trick...

Dinky.... Poor Danny shock

Something similar happened with dd once, her friends mother was supposed to collect her and didn't. I was fuming and wanted to rip her a new one.... And she wasn't a paid employee!

I hope he's ok now, I know his spiritual twin sat next to me would have been really shaken in that situation.

Swampy, that cake looks divine. Hope the party goes well... Big hugs to your birthday boy from us smile

dinkystinky Fri 01-Feb-13 19:28:34

He's about clingy and told our nanny he thought she had forgotten him - bless. Hopefully he will get over it and our nanny knows not to do it again - and she was feeling v guilty and remorseful. Am resigning myself to him still being unsettled and clingy for the next week at least. Rubbish timing as DH has to go look after his mum for a week as she has just had an op.

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