Thinking a lot about an upcoming 4th birthday.
And the bee party. I think the biggest challenge so far has been the obvious colour palette of yellow and black which I find so angry; if you study bees (as we have been doing a lot over the past couple of weeks) you actually find browns, greys, oranges and bumble bees even have white bottoms. I've pulled some fabrics for bean bags and already seeing it piled up just makes me feel less tense.
Today we paused a while to watch a lavender bush humming with bee activity, after which we found another deceased bee for the fairly substantial collection amassed so far. Polly is enjoying making suggestions for the party - I think she gets that you should take a theme and run with it. Her suggestion on finding the dead bee was that maybe we could find more and put them on top of the cake to make it look pretty. As her idea took hold, she elaborated that maybe we could arrange the bees around the candles so that when you cut the cake into slices, everyone gets their own dead bee. There was me thinking that she would be happy with some yellow icing and a couple of edible flowers.