The Little Week That Was: The Party Edition

by | Aug 1, 2011 | Little Celebrations, Little Family M-G Weekly Wrap-Up, Little Luca, PERSONAL AND FAMILY | 16 comments

The past week has been a doozy, the culmination of which was yesterday's play centre party extravaganza.

Yes, LD is now four years old.

Master Four

Cute little fucker, that one.

There's much I could say about the party but since we've eaten take-away pizza for dinner twice (count them, TWO TIMES) in a row and I desperately need to get an online supermarket  shop in tonight, brevity is a must. So let me give you the highlights package.

Awesome thing: play centre was nice and quiet when we arrived

Less awesome thing: someone pissed in the ballpit very early on

Least awesome thing: after laughing and shaking head in disgust at "some dirty, pissing kid" discovered dirty, pissing kid was mine

Cool thing: Granma was there to baby wrangle for most of the day

Even cooler thing: she really likes baby wrangling

Coolest thing: she's actually pretty brilliant at baby wrangling (read: I barely saw my children all day and never feared for their safety)

Baby-wrangler Extraordinaire
Sobering moment: Granma telling me later how she lost Zee at one point and found him in the middle of a private party, bawling his eyes out

True thing: Hey Granma, nobody's perfect

Thing I totally loved: catching up with three of my most beloved girlfriends

Also totally lovable thing: watching beloved girlfriend's kids hanging with mine

Funnest thing: kids riding 'The Bug'

Keep On Ridin'
Rudest thing: staff saying I was 'too heavy' to ride on 'The Bug' with Zee – I weigh no more than the average 12-year-old I'll have you know (possibly untrue but I am definitely the same height dammit!)

Grossest thing: beloved girlfriend's daughter opening mouth and pointing to unidentified foodstuffs within – we had not ordered any food yet. VOM.

Hilarious thing with possible non-hilarious repercussions: dinosaur costumes that may or may not have been infested with nits

Nits Ahoy!
Quietest moment: the car ride home. Two kids OUT.

And finally –

Gratuitous "my kid is so freakin' beautiful" shot:

Gorgeous Gratuitous
Happy Birthday LD.

NOTE: Yes, there was a cake. Expect to see that in an upcoming post with the working title "Cake Disasters and Party Fuck Ups"

Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Carol Townsend

    wish I had been there Angie xxxx

  2. Ruthy

    Sounds like you guys had a great day….Happy Birthday kiddo 🙂 Love Reedy aunty, uncle and cousins!

  3. MJ

    I’m sorry, but the piss-pit bit had me laughing. Woops! One of F’s mates did that when we were at a similar place for a bit of a combined 3rd birthday in our mothers group. The memories, I tells ya.

    Glad you had an enjoyable day, and now have some lovely (albeit urine-soaked) memories tucked away! x

  4. christina

    AWESOME round up of what seems to have been a pissin’ good par-tay! 😉 Happy 4th to your LD!

  5. Jackie

    This party seems like a fabulous one for the under 5 spot. Seriously, a party isn’t a a party until someone pisses their pants, right?!?

  6. Penny

    Happy Birthday goodness!

    She is absolutely gorgeous. And I have my fingers crossed that there were no nits involved in the wearing of that fantastic dinosaur costume. We’ve battled lice twice, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

    Also, thank you for stopping by and commenting today. Made my day. 🙂

  7. Anastasia

    Well at least they had fun! Happy Birthday to your beautiful little.

  8. Galit Breen

    Oh sweet friend, how I’ve missed you! Love your recap, love you! XO

  9. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you, Penny – although ‘she’ is actually is a HE. But you’re not the first person to make that mistake. My son? Is pretty!


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