The Boy Child decided that he didn't want a birthday party this year.
I simply invited a few friends and family round for tea and cake this afternoon .
Unfortunately, Grandad P has been poorly and wasn't up to the trip across town, so we nipped up to visit him this morning instead.
Always a pleasure.
We took him cake.
There was more cake later on in the day.
The kids played together nicely.
Things got a bit silly when The Godfather got involved.
But Granny calmed things down with story time.
And smiles were just about still visible at going home time.
It's only now, as I type this post, that I've realised we were actively living our One Little Word today. It would have been easy to think, it's a shame Grandad P isn't here and move on.
But we didn't and we did something about his absence.
And that makes me happy.