5 today!

I had my last 4-year-old cuddles for a while last night.  And this morning I got woken up by a five-ear-old who needed Mum and Dad around so she could open her presents.  These two were very special, as she had spent her birthday money about six weeks ago in anticipation of Nana and Grandad needing some ideas. They were put away in the designated hiding spot and she was so excited about waiting for her birthday to receive them. So, thanks Nana and Grandad – both for the present, and the lesson in waiting.

We were super lucky that her birthday fell on a weekend day, as she was able to go from a great morning to her party, and tomorrow will be her first day at school. As our house is still on the market, we needed to have an open home this weekend, and therefore planned to have a party at the local swimming pools, where they have a great party room for hire. It turned out to be a terrific venue, and the children all had a fantastic swim and play, before having an early lunch/late-enormous-morning tea. It certainly did my girls until about 4pm! 

There were presents to be opened, and time went so fast I ended up coming home with a pristine, un-opened pass-the-parcel.  She suggested we use it at home,  somewhat hopeful there I think!

And of course there was cake…

She was rather surprised to find there was a doll stuck in her cake. Funniest reaction to a cake yet methinks (but it is exactly what she asked for!) I had to make sure I didn’t ignite  Barbie’s hair…

I totally forgot to take any pictures once we got home, but there was a lot of playing with new toys, and quite a bit of exhausted mother sitting on her favourite spot on the sofa. Too tired to even knit!  It’s been a busy few weeks, but we are hopeful that things will settle down as we work out our new routine. Tomorrow, School, day one. Exciting stuff!

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2 Responses to “5 today!”


  1. 1 Lina August 29, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Happy Birthday to Miss 5! Being a whole hand is always fun for little kids. 🙂

  2. 2 Virginia August 30, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Sounds like a good time! How did the first day of school go?


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