Well, I fell off the blogging radar for a bit there, but I discovered it is actually really hard to get anything done with a birthday party to organise, cakes to make and an extra 5 people squidged into the house for a week. But the kids loved sleeping marae style in the lounge with their cousins.
Mr Eight-year-old made the transition to Mr Nine-year-old with a medieval themed party, so naturally he wanted an appropriate cake...
As with any self-respecting medieval themed party we had kings and fair maidens packing swords. There was even a wizard. There was feasting and sword fighting a plenty, but unfortunately we didn't have enough space to do jousting, there would have been a bit too much tree dodging necessary. Shame.
Guests are gone, party is over, life is back to normal...sigh.