The countdown is officially on – just two days till Mia’s party. The house is a trail of ready-to-go and half-organised. Yesterday was spent sanding and then oiling an old school desk which is Mia’s main gift, last night I lined it with paper and varnished the insides. It’s not a lot of fun trying to keep something that large hidden from a very curious 3 year old. She’s already marched out of the study with the stool I bought second hand waiting to be re-covered asking “whats this stool for?”, then did the same at Nana & Grandads, sneaking away then coming back with a Dora birthday card”who’s this for?”. She doesn’t seem to get the concept of not getting into things.
Yesterday I also made the party hats, something I was hoping to do with Mia but have just run out of time. I cut up some pink and blue cardboard (there are boys coming too), sewed on some roses (well, a Lei from the $2 shop I pulled apart), added some glue and finally some glitter. They’re bright, but they’re Rosy. The list is made for what I am baking and how I am going to achieve this across the next two days while also working – I think the answer may be very late nights. Balloons are ready to blow up, cookbooks are on standby, three, two, one..