First thing she did, was present opening. Then we watched Tangled, one of her birthday presents. Dad had great timing and rang just as the movie finished, from his hotel in Chicago, to wish his girl a happy day. It sure was a sacrifice for Dad to be missing his Little girl's day. Grandma made some nice fluffy pancakes for breakfast and then we went to the ANZAC march in Deloraine, to pay tribute to all those who have fought and died to defend our country. It is really sad to see that there are not many ANZACS left marching anymore, and the few that do go in the parade have aged so much and are too frail to walk. I still picture Pop marching and being there in spirit.
After the parade we went to the Raspberry Farm for lunch with Mum, Dad, the Kings, and Steph and the kids. The kids had a great play outside with their cousins in the cubby. Maddi chose an icecream sundae for lunch. Not very often do you get to have dessert for lunch, but birthdays are an exception! After lunch we headed back to Mum and Dad's, and the kids went for motorbike rides and played with Harri and Kobe. At teatime we had some of Maddi's favourites- scallops, prawns, fried rice and chicken pieces. It was nice to have the Kings there with us. We then sang happy birthday and had chocolate birthday cake and icecream for dessert.
Maddi has wanted to have a party for so long, and has been coming up with who to invite, so this was the year to do it, before we move. She was so excited about it, and has been asking during the last month, how many sleeps until it was her birthday, and how many until her party. The day finally came and our social butterfly was so happy, and was in a party mood. She has been inviting people for so long to her party by word of mouth, and I was beginning to wonder if some people would show up unexpected to me! In the end she invited 13 girls to her fairy themed party and 11 beautiful girls came to the party, some dressed in colourful fairy outfits.
Then it was time for pass the parcel.
Maddi drew a poster of a fairy and we played pin the star on the fairy wand. Last activity was a pull string pinata. The lollies didn't come out completely by pulling the strings, so I ended up hitting the lollies out with a wooden spoon. We had lots of very excited lolly collecting girls.....and boys.
The party bags filled with all things girly.