He was spoilt by his partner. She bought him a record player, a sky jump from an aeroplane and organised a large party with accommodation for guests at a scout camp. She said he had not been able to properly celebrate his birthday for five years and so she was making up for it. I saw an FB photo of four wading pools placed in a square formation with plastic in between them and lots of water. I believe there was some bruising involved. We were invited and a separate cabin rather than a dorm organised for us, but it was impossible for me to get time off work and it was two hours drive to the party. Everything for Nephew was a surprise and accompanied by a mate, he had a series of clues to go where he had no idea. One clue resulted in him calling in to see Mother, his grandmother where he collected a gift from me, on top of the money we had given to buy the record player.
Remember how Sis in Law's dog attacked the balloons when Hippie Niece announced the sex of her twins? The same dog attacked the welcoming balloon arch at the scout camp.
March is Little M's third birthday, and Mother's and R's. Mother is easy to buy for. The speech will go like this. 'Rather than a present, perhaps I could just have a few dollars for my birthday'. She would be disappointed with anything less than $50. Sister won't do that, but she does give her money on other occasions.
We bought this dress for Little Em. I found I quite enjoy shopping for baby and toddler clothing. To go with Nephew's new record player, I gave him this old record album from my youth. I had written my first initial and surname on the back with a marking pen many years ago and coincidentally, we have the same first initial and being Tradie Brother's son, we have the same surname.