Yep. I overdid this. Spent money that I didn't have. Bought things that I couldn't afford. Dropped items into my Mums shopping cart secretly this week and went full on overboard, but you know what? She's 4 years old. She's going to appreciate this birthday more than she will a teenage one and she's going to remember this birthday because she appreciated it.
Everyone told me to save it till she was 5, but children don't need a big birthday to introduce them to the next 14 years of progressively concentrated schooling. When Ngawi turned 5, he was worried about school. The pirate cake didn't do diddly, he was concerned about starting school the next week. Despite homeschooling, I have to give her a year of appreciated grace before she falls into a new and tougher course ware.
It was a long day. My family are great. Loved the part where the two big boys got owned by Nan for being a-holes all day, but the best part was everyone and everything.
Enjoy the images.
We opened them at home just she and I. It's not tradition, but I wanted to see her eyes light up every time she opened one without the aid of other kids. This ish needs to be controlled. It's not just about ripping paper, seeing what you got and pushing it aside for the next surprise. No. I explained who gave them, what they did before she moved on to the next one.
She loved them all.
Everyone scribbled notes to Hubba at the table. Great idea.
Big thanks to Aunty Tashi who was very meticulous about it. It was delicious and looked fantastic.
It was a team effort and came together nicely. No wind or rain all day, but as I sit here typing this ... I can hear rain on my rooftop.
Brother 1 left to go back to Australia tonight.
Best part of today was when she climbed into my bed and said,
"Thank you for my birthday. I loved it".
She really is everyones favorite.
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