Sunday, April 22, 2007

Stan is 3!

What a fabulous day! We celebrated Stan's 3rd birthday today - some of us a 'leetle' bit tired from celebrating Nick's 40th last night! (Let's just say that going to bed at 3 and being woken at 6 is not ideal when planning for a houseful of 3 year old pirates!) But thanks to some great help from Aunty Jo we were ready for the invasion at 3pm of 5 small boys and a few other siblings to have a pirate tea party ( or if you are Stan that is a "poyrit" tea party - the East Kent accent is as strong as ever).
We had a very sedate present opening session after breakfast and he got some wonderful things

G gave him a new JCB lawnmower, he got the most amazing wooden truck from Pakistan, from Mum and Brian (pic to follow), which I had to put away when the hoardes came in-case it was over loved! Plus 2 new diggers from Raff. As each present was put before him he would say "wow, it's going to be a new Tonka Toy truck" - even if it was book shaped. He has a wonderful red tonka toy truck which he loves and so I asked him after the nth time of exclaiming "'s going to be be a TT truck" why he wanted another and he replied " so that Raff can have one". If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye then nothing will!

Later in the afternoon as the tide came up boats started to come past and each one was met by a barrage of "AAAGh", "load the canons", " give us your treasure" etc which was hilarious! We must be getting to be quite famous in the local boating community - last year it was Raff and his superhero party terrorising the boats.
Towards the end of the afternoon Michael had a Jackanory moment and had all of the children captivated as he read to them, aah!

Here are more pics!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


A few of the usual Easter scenes. We had a relaxed weekend with Yvon and Gerhild and a lovely Sunday lunch with a large part of the Creek clan, and of the course the children received their body weight in eggs!

One event at the weekend of particular note was Stan's marathon cycle ride all the way into the centre of Faversham and back again on his little wooden bike, quite awesome!

Race for Life

Please see the link on the right. I have embarked on a mad idea that I can run 5K on a hot Sunday in July to raise money for Cancer Research and get fit in the meantime. The training is going okay so I thought I should start telling people and more importantly asking you all for money. In light of what a total heroine Mum is and to honour her I hope everyone will help to make a huge contribution.