Jasmine is soon to be Seven

It is Jasmine’s birthday this weekend. Cue birthday sleepover, cake making and pancakes for breakfast.

This is the first year she hasn’t browsed the Argos catalogue for months and then given me a hundred-strong list of gift suggestions. All she wanted was a basket for her bike and to join a club.

Jasmine's favourite doll...and inspiration for her birthday cake

Jasmine’s favourite doll…and inspiration for her birthday cake

Purple and pink basket purchased.

Now for the club.

We have hunted high and low for suitable clubs on the right days. Jasmine and Logan spend Mondays and Wednesdays with their Mum, rather than with me and Jo, and almost every club seems to be on those nights. When we moved in December we found that the local brownie troop meets on a Thursday- hurrah! So we popped her on the waiting list, as you have to be 7 to start.

And serendipity strikes- we had an email to say that Jasmine could start Brownies last night. She spent a hugely enjoyable evening gigging, making cards, playing wink murder and tag and making “more than 10 friends”. Excited would be an understatement.

Lots more little gifts to wrap tonight. And a cake to bake. Jasmine has asked for her cake to look like her favourite doll, Dyna-Mite, so coloured icing has been purchased and the cake will be produced tonight. Well, Jo is doing that, I know my limits 🙂