Last weekend, Lauren had her first ever proper birthday party at Zoom. I think it was a huge success because she had an amazing time and loved it! I was a little afraid at first that she might be shy seeing her friends out of context but she took it all in her stride and had lots of fun running, bouncing and zooming around the climbing frames with all her classmates.
We also had lots of opportunity to get to know the other parents a bit better – almost impossible when you are a working mum, especially as I rarely do drop off now. Besides, everyone is always in a rush to get to work, so it’s often impossible to have a chat.
I think a lot of the parents hadn’t realised that we’d just moved from the UK. However, we are fast making friends!
On the day, the children arrived, gave their presents to Lauren and promptly disappeared into the vast network of climbing frames. We had to round them up again after half an hour to feed them lunch and cake – an interesting experience! In this photo, you can see Lauren sitting in the birthday girl seat surrounded by her friends.