As if the cake didn't give it away.
A change of style this year, for Ella's 8th birthday party, with a rockclimbing afternoon. It definitely brought out the competitive side of our eldest.
I realised today, after being able to leave the party room with the mess stacked but still there, that my least enjoyable part of any party/dinner/having people over event, is the dishes. We're a non dishwasher house (the mechanical kind) and for me being able to leave the dishes, meant it was a party for me too!