Wednesday, 21 September 2011

the day she turned five...

waiting for her to wake up

As with all of our family birthdays, the bunting was hung the night before and their present left on the dresser in the dining room to be discovered when they wake. We were pleasantly surprised this morning to find that our newly minted five-year-old .... slept in! {something that never, ever happens}

Cam and I enjoyed some quiet time before we heard the excited thump of footsteps down the hall....

birthday shoes

While she was delighted with her sparkly new sketchers {they have led lights in them that flash when she walks} she was decidedly underwhelmed when that was all she got...

We knew this would be the case, but the surprise that was coming her way later in the day would make up for this 'slight disappointment' {and them some}, we knew this, but still it was hard not to let her in on the secret.

kinder treats

We sent her off to kinder with a jar of treats for her kinder friends, and as luck would have it, today was special persons day at kinder, so she got a few hours of quality Nanna-time, not to mention that ALL of the grandparents {hers and all her kinder friend's} sang her happy birthday.

After that she headed back to Nanna and Grandpa's house for her usual weekly visit, although this time she also got to make cake with Nanna... a cunning plan, she enjoys making cake, nanna enjoys making cake with her, i don't have the pressure of making the cake, and when she get's home there is a cake for her birthday dinner. Win, win, win!

grandpa's here!

When she did arrive home though, her 'real' birthday surprise was waiting...

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revealing her surprise

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the guinea pigs

This is milly & molly {or is it milly & smokey!?!} her new guinea pigs. A surprise that has been much discussed and logistically organised around these parts... and well worth the wait, as she was delighted {as expected}

I'm sure that it will take us all a little time to adjust to each other, but so much fun for her to have her own furry little pets.

scooter!

Her surprises didn't stop there though, as she also got a lovely surprise when she opened her present from nanna & grandpa... a {much requested} scooter, perfect for scooting up and down the balcony.

riding

... and, of course, our beautiful girls day was capped off with birthday cake. The one that she made, cut and served to us all, in her beautiful caring and sharing way.

cake

Happy Birthday my little Daisy-chain... I'm so looking forward to five!