Yesterday I went to a three year old’s birthday party. I didn’t have much spare cash for a present so I went to the local Salvation Army store and bought two great books by Dr Seuss (Green Eggs and Ham and Hop on Pop) for $AU2.00 each, and a little plastic moveable bulldozer, also $AU2.00. I remember reading these books to my son when he was little, and they are quite expensive to buy now so I felt I had a good deal and was also helping out a charity and those less fortunate. The wrapping paper was left over from a bunch of flowers I had been given ages ago and I had a cute card with a kangaroo on it to complete the present. The birthday boy had so many presents he’s probably still opening them!
It was a gorgeous day, unseasonably hot for August and they had hired a jumping castle for all the kids to play on. It was a massive success and was in continual use. Apparently you can hire these castles through various library toy lending programs quite cheaply ($AU100 for 4 days hire compared to $AU250 for a few hours). It certainly was money well spent! A couple of lorikeets even joined the party to munch on some birdseed and watch the merriment.
I took my trusty camera with me and took lots of photos. Hope you enjoy looking at them.