This week has been all about the countdown, first to Jake’s fifth birthday and then to our holiday. My kids get so excited about upcoming events that we always have to have a countdown. I don’t mind though as it’s a great way to sneak in some maths, a countdown is a great way to learn subtraction.
Jake has been counting down to his birthday since January, first we had how many months, then weeks and eventually days. You can imagine the levels of excitement at the beginning of this week, he’s told everyone we’ve met this week that he’s turning five.
On his birthday morning he couldn’t wait to get up and open his presents. Daisy has caught the excitement bug too and was awake before all of us. I love birthdays, they are truly special and I believe they should be celebrated no matter what your age.
Jake had a lovely day, they sand Happy Birthday to him at school and he got to choose something out of the birthday bag. He chose a bouncy ball, another to add to his collection of the many he already has. After school he had requested a party tea with all his favourite foods. He won’t be having a party this year so I was happy to indulge him although it did make for an odd mix of a meal. After tea he blew the candles out on his birthday cake, he always chooses chocolate cake no matter how enticing those character cakes are.
The other countdown we’ve been on for almost a year is fast approaching too. We are off to Majorca at the end of this month, it’s the kids first time on a plane and they are super excited. I’ve been busy this week making sure we have everything we need to take with us. This is the part of going on holiday I don’t like, I always think I’m going to forget something vital. I’m also not looking forward to the flight, I don’t enjoy being on a plane but if you want to see the world you have to suck it up I suppose.
I’m linking up with Anne from Raisie Bay for Word of the Week.
Last Weeks Word of the Week