The birthday celebrations that started on Friday continued through until Sunday.
Thank you to all who sent their best wishes.
Here's my 'capture the moment/treasure the moment' account of the weekend
|no birthday is complete without cake - thank you to Papa for this one.|
Sibs's birthday was a school day and she took the obligatory chocolate muffins to share with her class at morning tea break. The number requested kept going up and up...at one point she wanted to take in 45! We compromised and after ensuring that her classmates were covered there were a few left over for a couple of special teachers and friends and I think the Principal enjoyed one with his morning coffee.
On Friday evening Sibs invited a couple of friends to join us for dinner in a local Japanese Dining Bar. She took great joy in ordering all our food and drink and sitting at the head of the table. Relishing the fact that she was 10 - double digits! It was finished off with gelato on the way home.
On Saturday morning Nana, Sibs and I took a stroll around Portside and just happened to find ourselves at Max Brenner...as you do! This is chocolate heaven. There was a cruise ship in port and we people watched with the best of them.
Then it was back home to begin preparations for the next installment - the party.
|table set for a Jane Austen style dinner|
Over the years Sibs has had a butterfly party, a rainbow party, a disco party, a pizza one, a tea party - nothing too challenging really. This year she pondered for quite a while about what kind of party it was going to be and just couldn't make a decision between two things. So why not go for both? It started with a Jane Austen theme...
|we used the old Bridgwood China|
Fruit punch was served when they arrived and Papa was the butler. He did a sterling job! The table was set for four girls to enjoy a proper sit down roast dinner with chicken and beef and Yorkshire Puddings (that they found very interesting). It was all going to plan and they were having fun pretending to be little ladies until one of them went to cut a brussel sprout, accidentally missed, and her peas went flying across the table and onto the floor! Cue, lots and lots of giggles...
After a dessert of trifle, they changed head space (and thankfully rooms) and it became a One Direction party! Yes, this is the wonderful multi dimensional, glorious complexity of my girl! My ballet loving, rugby loving daughter is a fabulous mix of interests...
One Direction is a relatively new interest in this house and she received a tour DVD from her aunt and uncle for her birthday and the girls bounced and jumped (yes, straight after trifle!) and screamed to it.
|the fruit punch was good....but not that good!|
That was a good time to open the bubbly!
A little while later the cake was presented with candles and sparkles and we all toasted the Birthday Girl.
The merriment continued with a sleepover, breakfast and morning tea on Sunday.
|just in case we needed more cake on Sunday morning!|
Another year, another birthday, another set of photos for the memory box.
I hope that Sibs continues to have this amazing zest for life.
That she keeps embracing different interests;
that's she's comfortable to be who she is.
We love her dearly for it...