Bunting quickly cut from sheets of coloured paper and strung up in the garden this morning in readiness for pre birthday celebrations .
Due to work commitments tomorrow I won't be seeing my mum and sister so they came over today.
After a party food laden lunch it was time to play a couple of games, some of them using water pistols, one of which G enjoyed playing with!
See those straws? They are stood in sand and have ping pong balls balanced on the top which had to be shot off their perch with the water pistols.
I volunteered G and my mum to play the next game. They each held an empty plastic cup with a ping pong ball in. S and her friend D then stood a short distance away and by aiming a squirty bottle, supposedly, at the cups they raced each other to see who could fill their partners cup with water the quickest so the ping pong ball rose up and fell out.
Of course G and my mum ended up getting soaked but seeing as it was so incredibly hot they didn't mind.
In fact we all ended up pretty wet.
There were plenty of water pistols to go round and everyone joined in with squirting each other and some even tried to employ the trampoline as a form of defence.
Once we had all dried out it was time for me to open my presents. Amongst those from my mum was this fantastic plastic apple necklace
and a jam pot which is a pretty new addition on my dresser.
My favourite pre-loved present from my sister, modelled here by S, was this CK cherry patterned umbrella. I can't believe someone was selling this at a car boot! Why wouldn't you want this?!
As well as the brolly I had lots of other goodies. There are two cardis, one in black and one in blue, plus a knitted brown skirt, a navy jumper, a green tshirt, a cotton shopping bag, 3 photos albums, birthday paper chains, a wicker heart, a scarf, a home sweet home decoration, a Christmas candle holder and owl Christmas tree decorations. Oh and a pink star patterned bangle which I'm wearing and forgot to photograph!