Today is Sam's 6th birthday. It's a bit rough having a postal strike on your birthday when you're only 6, but he didn't seem to mind. Most of our relatives had already made arrangements so he wouldn't miss out on his cards and presents. Sam got what we wanted for his birthday (plastic tat basically, but it makes him happy), and we'll have a party tea when he gets home from school.
Ellie is still off school with chickenpox, so she and I are having a nice day preparing the party. We'll do some baking and cake decorating, and blow up some balloons.