One thing that hadn't occurred to me before the day was that was a bit pf a strange celebration for us. A's birthday has always been during the school summer holidays and everyone usually takes a holiday from work to help celebrate. But Boo's birthday was midweek at a busy time for everyone. We resolved to keep her presents until the guys came home but I'm not sure we'll get away with that next year! So we had a girls day out and we went to the cinema to see Arthur Christmas and we loved it! What a fantastic film it was and B was given birthday popcorn by the usher. Then we went to a beautiful little French cafe that hasn't been around for long in the city and is one of our favourite places to go and hang out.
After a huge birthday lunch and birthday macaroons (violet ones) it was time for a nap to prepare for the evenings activities. By the time she woke up, everyone was here (or those who had managed to slope off early from work). I had put up banners and Daddy blew up some balloons and she quickly got the hang of ripping open the presents! Her big brother helped of course.
We had a big family dinner and a yummy chocolate caterpillar cake. Later, I turned on Facebook to discover loads of birthday greetings from our dear friends.
What a great day! :)
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