Yesterday was Rosie’s eighth birthday!
We began, as always, the night before by reading Happy Birthday to You! by Dr Seuss followed by tucking up the birthday girl in bed and after prayers saying the following verse:
When I have said my evening prayer,
And my clothes are folded over there,
And Mummy switches off the light,
I’ll still be seven years old tonight.
But, from the very break of day,
Before the children rise and play,
Before the greenness turns to gold,
Tomorrow, I’ll be eight years old.
Eight kisses when I wake.
Eight candles on my cake!
Then we shared our last hug together with Rose as a seven year old and said good night.
I was woken bright and early by my rather excited birthday girl wearing her birthday crown. (Both girls have their own, made from soft wool felt & embroidered with their initial.) We had eight big kisses & then set off downstairs…
: : Birthday Burst – the presents are placed in our living room and I cover the doorway with
wrapping paper. The girls love bursting through to get to their presents!
: : Birthday breakfast – a muffin with a numeral candle on top. We sing ‘Happy Birthday’
and the birthday girl blows it out. This is generally eaten whilst playing with new toys
and is followed by an easy-to-eat green smoothie.
: : Rosie appears to have formed her own tradition of visiting a local farm
each birthday. They always have super staff and the girls and I really enjoy ourselves.
: : A tea party with family and friends.
: : Birthday Cake and wishes
Photos of birthday presents to follow….