Vicky had decided to risk leaving Luke alone for a bit in favour of helping Owen get some food. The little boy was less than impressed, but had long since learned that arguing with his mother wasn't a good idea, and just let her do it with a resigned sigh and a glance at Kieran as if to say, "Mothers."
William chuckled slightly. "I'm sure. I've never been much of a singer, myself, but at least the birthday song's pretty much expected not to sound overly tuneful when sung by large groups. Steph's never seemed to mind, anyway." He smiled at the little girl happily eating her snacks nearby, oblivious to the conversation.
"Maybe you should practice more, though - it sounds like something you used to do a lot, and hobbies can be a big help here. I know I've found some solace in my experiments, at times."
"Gets that bit from 'is father, I fink," Kestrel murmured to Jenni, smiling fondly at the toddler. Artemis removed the toy from his mouth and clutched it protectively with both hands. Then, still... more
It's still sort of cute though. Cassie Cameron-Young,Thu Feb 10 02:54
Ben gave another one of his quick nods. "Sure thing." The toy fire-lizard was easily retrieved, and he was soon handing it back to the young boy with a gentle smile on his face. "Here you go, Henry.... more
Cali had finally managed to get Kyle and Kevin wrangled over to the area of the play pen, with a small plate of healthy foods for each. Neither of them looked very happy, but for the moment they were ... more
Artemis observed Henry carefully, until he was absolutely certain the other toddler was sufficiently satisfied with his own toy, and thus wouldn't try coming after his. Feeling his point had been... more
Seeing everyone happy again, Jenni took a look around the room and made a decision. "I think we can do better than doughnut holes. Off you go, Helen. Here, here's a rattle." She did a double-take at... more
((Sorry I've been kind of quiet; school and work kind of ambushed me this week)) Kaliel, who had been listening with a quiet interest to Ilraen, turned at the sound of Jenni's voice. Ooh, cake!... more
Cara looked over to Jenni, then waved Stephanie over. The little girl put her plate aside and came to get a look, grinning hugely as she guessed what was about to happen. William had been listening,... more
Kieran had been trying to impress the younger kids by flipping strawberries into the air and catching them with his mouth. At Jenni's call for attention, however, the last strawberry missed his mouth ... more
Brad had gone over with the other kids when he heard Jenni, climbing into the first free seat to get a better look at what was going on. Ben, of course, had followed Jenni over to the table once the... more