We arrived at the party at about 8.30pm and the Podlings were both in high spirits. Tom quickly honed in on the balloon table centrepieces and immediately took possession of a gold star balloon which he then held on to for the entire night. As you can see from the picture below, Mark couldn't see much of what was going on for much of the night! In addition to which, flush from the success of blowing out the candles on his birthday cake, Tom was going from table to table trying to blow out all the tea lights!
Unfortunately, we left the camera in the car and by the time there was an opportunity to go and get it, Tom was getting tired. The only picture I have of him in his party finery is the one below. He'd been asking to go home for some time before this photo was taken! At about the same time, however, Lily was just getting into her stride! They didn't start the disco until about 10.15pm, but Lily was up and dancing like there was no tomorrow. She was spinning and stomping and twirling away and basically having a great time! I think I know which of my children will be the party animal!
We had a lovely time and left at about eleven, which is about two hours later than we thought the Podlings would last! We put them in their pajamas before we left and then carried them straight up to bed when we got home 50 minutes later. You would think we'd have had a nice lie-in this morning, but sadly they both woke up at more or less their usual times. Oh well...you can't have it all!
FYI, I will be posting some pictures of Tom's third birthday later this week.