The sun shone gloriously today just in time for Z's joint sixth birthday party with his friend A. I was so pleased when I opened the curtains this morning!
The superhero training day started with all the children been given a t-shirt with a lightning bolt sewn on the front. Here's a picture of the birthday boys who had special red ones instead of navy or grey like all the guests.
Each child also had a score sheet and had to complete tasks to qualify. J planned some great games around the theme of superhero skills including an obstacle course for speed, guess what's in the bag just using your hands to test x-ray vision and waterballooning the villains.
At the end of the party everyone who passed earned an initialied superhero cape which attached to the t-shirt at the shoulders with velcro. Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know there was some serious late night sewing to get the capes finished on time, but I was really pleased with them.
Although we had a fantastic time this was the first children's party that my Mum hasn't been able to come to. Mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour a few weeks ago and wasn't well enough to travel to Bristol today. I know she will read this and I want her to know that we missed her very much. But we are going to make sure that she will be there for Z's actual birthday on August 15th and we all send her lots of love.