Hugo: I think so, you've done an amazing job with the preparations already and my speech is finalized so I'm not too worried.
Hugo: Just the usual Saturday routine: playing ball with Ivor, then I need about 3 hours for work between 9:00 and noon. After which we can enjoy a nice family lunch and then I'll take the kids to the park for an hour or two to give you some time to do the final preparations We will be home in time for the babies nap and then we are ready, I hope!
Hugo: I think so, I'm exhausted. Good night honey.
Savannah opened her eyes slowly. She noticed that Hugo was up already. It was too early for his play date with Ivor, so he was probably already working.
She got dressed and went down stairs to make him a cup of coffee.
While waiting for the water to boil she quickly checked on in the kids, who were still sleeping peacefully.
Hugo: Morning, you know me, if I don’t get up immediately when I wake up, Ill just get lazy and no time for that today.
Indeed, the next moment Ivor was standing in the study with his ball, ready to go. "Morning mom and dad! So dad are you ready, can we leave?" Ivor asked. Hugo laughed, “Of course son. Lets be off. Bye honey see you later.” Ivor was literally dragging his father by the hand.
Nellie: Morning mummy, has Ivor and daddy left already? Can I make you some coffee.
Nellie: That will be nice, thanks mommy.
Nellie: Yes, and Ill be meeting baby Kyle. Sarah also invite Annabell and Karen. Even if they are not in our grade I really like them. It is nice to have a lot of friends.
Nellie: May I, oh yippee.
Just as they where done with the feeding, Ivor and Hugo returned.
Hugo: He is doing great, he dropped only one very high ball I threw him.
Ivor: I'm getting really good now and dad is helping me a lot!
The family had a quick breakfast.
Afterwards. Hugo went to the study and Ivor watched the twins while
returned the twins was still playing quietly with Ivor. She quickly cleared the
table and did the dishes. Then she took a look at her to-do-list. She ordered
all the sweet treats from Pippa’s delicatessen, so she only has to make the
savoury dishes herself and that is easy. This she will do while the twins take
their morning nap. The rearrangement of the living room and decorating she will
leave when Hugo take the kids to the park. By then Pippa will have arrived to
help her get the finishing touches on everything. She heard something fell and when she turned around a dining room chair was knocked over. She realised that the twins might be getting a bit much, even for Ivor. They must be tired Savannah
Ivor: I was thinking to go to the Country Market to see what Mark is up to. May I?
Ivor: I will like that, thanks mom. I’ll get their pram.
Soon it was time for lunch. She went to wake up the twins and placed them in the pram while she set the table. As arranged both her children arrived just before twelve and Hugo also came down. They ate in silence. After lunch everyone quickly helped to clear the table and they where off, leaving
Savannah to continue doing her preparations.
Just after three Hugo and the children arrive back from the park. The twins where already asleep. It must have been the fresh air and all the activities. Ivor and Nellie where babbling away, telling their mother about what they did.
smiled and hugged them. She really feels blessed to have such happy children. Savannah
: Thanks dear but I'm ok. It will be a great help if you can put the twins to bed, Ill bathe them when they wake up. Also if you can help Nellie and Ivor to take a decent bath too. Savannah
Hugo: Children, I think you need to take a bath and then nap time. I don’t want to hear any complaints (holding his finger up – ready to fend of any refusals), remembered you promised. (looking at
) Then I'm also going to freshen up and go over my speech a few times. Anything I can help you with? Savannah
Hugo: Done! Off you go you rascals
Savannah: Hi my dear friend, I'm so glad to see you and those boxes, do come in.
Pippa (giggling): Hi Savannah, I know, everyone loves me and my boxes.
While the two friends did some more preparations, Nellie was getting out her new dress for the party. She is so excited to finally wear it.