Birthday central at our house today.
T is celebrating being 16 and his thoughts are firmly on the future, leaving school and his options thereafter.
S is celebrating being 11 and her thoughts go no further than this weekend when she is off bowling with 2 friends and having them sleepover.
We were up at 6.30 this morning for present opening and the traditional birthday breakfast in our home of pain au chocolat. As everyone was sporting bed heads and PJs I agreed not to take any photos.
Then it was time to get off to school, wearing their badges of course.
S came home saying she had had a good day apart from falling over in the playground and twisting her ankle!
T was staying late at school today. February is LGBT history month and he wanted to arrange an after school movie event and this was the only date the teacher helping him co-ordinate it was free. The school had even given him some money to purchase food and drink and he chose the movie The Imitation Game.
Unfortunately no-one turned up to watch it. When I went to collect him he said he was disappointed that he had gone to so much effort and there was such a poor response and I can't say I blame him.
Late afternoon my mum, sisters, aunt and cousin all popped round and there was some party food, two cakes with a total of 27 candles, lots of laughter, a chorus of happy birthday and many more cards and presents, all helping to fill the evening with love, happiness and good memories.