Birthday Fun!

I can't believe I have a seven year old child! I'm not going to use the cliche how it 'feels like just yesterday', but it definitely doesn't feel as long as seven years ago that I became a mom to the most perfect little angel - who then got colic and reflux and proceeded to scream for the next nine months! Thank G-d that stage of his life has passed and he has grown into the most beautiful, sensitive, loving and caring boy and big brother.

So yesterday we celebrated Menny's birthday with his friends at Aquabranch, the place he chose to have his party. Acrobranch, nestled in the beautiful forests of Constantia Nek, is 2 hours of huge fun with Tarzan swings, crossings, walkways, bridges, acro-bungy and zip lines! 

The kids were literally in heaven! What I love about it is that it is outdoors in nature in the fresh air and all the exercise means they sleep very well afterwards!

The next week or two is quite busy because in addition to the upcoming Festival of Shavuot I have my hubby's birthday and then a special Shabbat candle lighting ceremony for the community next Friday for my daughter Laya who is turning three and will be starting to light Shabbat candles with me. So if it's a little quieter from my side you now know why!

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 Here is some of the food that I brought along.

Here is some of the food that I brought along.

   When I asked Menny what he wanted on his cake, it was cute to hear his response. A house with smoke coming out of the chimney and a tree! I'm glad he doesn't feel the need to have a superhero themed party! I also baked the delicious peanut butter oatmeal cookies and chocolate and cinnamon Rugelach - both recipes can be found in the food category on the blog.

 When I asked Menny what he wanted on his cake, it was cute to hear his response. A house with smoke coming out of the chimney and a tree! I'm glad he doesn't feel the need to have a superhero themed party! I also baked the delicious peanut butter oatmeal cookies and chocolate and cinnamon Rugelach - both recipes can be found in the food category on the blog.