I wanted it to be extra special as today is Jennie's first theme (pink and purple to honour the beautiful Matilda Mae) and it's also my 6th wedding anniversary.
Yes, 18th May 2007 - Matt and I said "I do" and I openly admit he's the best thing (children aside) that's happened to me.
He's definitely my soul mate.
*passes sick bucket*
Anyway, I'll admit, I haven't been able to join in Jennie's lovely Messy Play Linky as much as I'd like. Life's just too damn hectic and I feel so ashamed saying that but going on holiday for over 3 weeks at the same time as moving house wasn't part of the plan. I have to say, the thought of messy play is that last thing I need.
However, my kids need it.
They need it because they love it.
So I try to find the time.
And I usually do when I set my mind to it.
Yes, the kids love it.
So much so that MC keeps asking me when we are going to do some. She was really upset when she found out TC and I had done the last messy play without her!
So, it was time to get them both involved.
I did have plans to create pink and purple jelly stars, ice cream and get some fairy lights in a dimly lit room with music to create a real sensory (and edible) experience for them.
In the end I just had to make do with pink (raspberry) and purple (blackcurrant) jelly and some little white chocolate stars.
TC didn't like it at first. He got a bit upset when he first touched the jelly but it was so funny, as much as he didn't like it, he was totally intrigued by it.
He kept touching it.
Again and again.
Then he tasted some.
MC joined in and soon there was jelly everywhere.
And the stars came out!
I thought a lot about Matilda Mae while watching the pink and purple and the stars and wondering whether she was watching us somewhere.
MC poured them into the Tuff Spot and they both played with in jelly and chocolate heaven for ages.
It became very slippy in the Tuff Spot but great fun.
I think they both liked the feel of the jelly between their toes.
I enjoyed watching them and I got some time to sit and think of how lucky I am to have two such happy, healthy and gorgeous children. And a gorgeous and amazing man who loves us.
Here's to the next 6 years of marriage.
And here's to Matilda Mae - a beautiful star in the sky.
Head over to Jennie's blog and check out all the amazing pink and purple themed messy play this week. Also, it's not too late to donate to Jennie's Just Giving page - raising money for The Lullaby Trust.
Even just £1 will help.