my curly girl turned 5 yesterday!! to be honest i think she actually looks older too... i was too tired to post about this last night because we got home after 8:30 and then we got a lovely phone call from my sister anita who is in london at the moment (has been for the last 4 years). so by the time i went to bed it was after 11 AGAIN. we love parties and even though this wasnt a 'school friends' party we still had a blast with family and close friends (well we call juls aunty and lili is convinced that her girls are our cousins).
it began as all our birthdays do... on our bed for the opening of the presents.
claudia gave her the tinkerbell dvd, we gave her a softies making kit and magic 100 words chart and lili gave her something collectible that mia has had her eye on since early january.
we also gave her an mp3 player, i know it seems excessive for a 5 year old but it was on sale for $50 and she is very musical and has natural rhythm so we hope to harness that talent.
here is a photo of her presents but of course she was spoiled at the party too, not to mention the cards, money and love from her mama and pa from highfields and my gorgeous friend andrea who never forgets my girls.
we had a relaxing morning of baking and preparing to go over to my fathers for an afternoon tea. well relaxing is not quite the feeling i was experiencing when this happened.
i have a feeling our oven needs recalibrating cause this was 160 degrees for 40mins...
anyhow i turned it over and this is what i had to work with.
i was happy with the end product but i cant change the fact that it will be a very dry cake! it is so easy to make a cake look good with all the little things you can buy these days. (click on it to get a better look)
after all the hard work i found the birthday girl passed out on the couch, still clutching her precious bird. god i love her!!!
well after the little nap we headed over to my fathers house which seems to be party central. he has a wonderful yard, foxtel, air conditioning and a very relaxed atmosphere. the children played...
ate custard tart, mini cupcakes, party food, actually i dont think the youngest two stopped eating the whole time :)
we partied on and finished the night with pizza, yummmm. even though he didnt lift a finger the party would not have been the same without grandpa boris and his anything goes policy.
now if you can bear a bit more.... here are some things i want to tell you mia just in case this stays around long enough to see it.
mia you make me so happy, i miss you now that you are in prep and not by my side. you are so clever, i cant believe that you are trying to read lilis home readers and now have started your own sight words. today you counted to 100! your laugh is infectious. not one day goes by without someone mentioning your beautiful curly hair. i love your crooked teeth but how do i get you to stop sucking your thumb? you are a great dancer. you are a natural comic. you are a loving sister and you give good kisses. you have a determined streak, spunk some would say. everyone that spends time with you says you are delightful. you are going to make a mark on this world!! mia rose i love you now and forever. kisses mummy
happy birthday mia moo and thanks to all that made it so special.
time for me to put that crazy claudia to bed and then my real work begins.