Nicola's Pippins went to the Fire Station on Tuesday. It was really interesting, I have never been to one before either. She was a bit shy, climbing on me, etc & wouldn't try on the helmet like other kids did, but she still had fun playing with her friends. I learnt some interesting information too, like the fact that we have two of the calender boys at our local station (January & March) We didn't have any shortage of parent helpers either, almost as many adults as kids, hehe. Our local station does not have a pole being a one storey building, however one of the Firemen used to work in another station that did have a pole..... I said DID, OSH came in & deemed it unsafe & made them remove it!!! LOL!!!!!!!
We had Nicola's birthday party last night. It went really well apart from a few minor hic-ups. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We went to the kids favourite restaurant, Lone Star in Manukau. They love it because they have colouring in competitions while you are waiting for your food to arrive. Nicola keeps wining vouchers for free kids meals with her pictures, she gets very excited. She was easy to please this year, long may it last. She wanted dinner at Lone Star with her 3 best friends & a pink 'big' bike. She wanted her 'daycare' cake which is the easiest cake ever. We had fun dying marshmallows for the eyes oh her 'smile' cake. I am surprised at how well they dyed (you must use straight die tho, don't water it down)The kids stayed at mum & dad's on Friday night cos Scott had a work do on in town that I was invited to. I didn't have to be there until 9 so I went shopping all by myself. It was wonderful! No one nagging or being bored. I sent 2 hours trying on heaps of bra's & ended up finding one I liked, so I bought 2! The shops were really quiet which was a bit odd, but I had a lovely time, sigh.