Boy’s birthday on 17th. Quite how he made it to five when I wasn’t looking I’m not sure, but there he is, lanky legs looking far too scarily long for my tricky toddler to be wearing them.

Had friends staying a party with a bouncy castle in the garden in the afternoon – the sun blessed us with an unexpected visit which allowed the waterslide up for a while. Hedgehog cake was a hit, presents were a hit, party was a success…I felt very domestic and proud.