We have had a month of boat anniversaries and birthday anniversaries to which we have shared and enjoyed with many of our friends and family. It certainly has been a great summer this year!
The fireworks off the sky tower were appropriate for February I thought, even though I think it was actually for Chinese New Year. I enjoyed it anyway and assumed someone had arranged it for us especially!
Craig was the first to enjoy his special day on the 7th February. We had his dad, Paul come away on the boat with us so his birthday cake was a small mini-muffin that I had made all the guys at Team NZ for morning tea! (I also made rum balls but they all disappeared quickly!)
"Happy Birthday Daddy!"
Next was Blake, our Valentines boy on the 14th February, who was 4 years old. I cannot believe how fast those years have gone, but we've certainly done a lot in the past 4 years looking back! We went to visit Great Nanny, which was lovely as always. She got Blake a spiderman buggy which zoomed all over her axminster carpet....
Perfect present Nanny!!! Thank you for the Spiderman car!
Always fantastic to have parcels arrive from Nanna in Australia!
Granny & Grandad gave the kids puppets, and squishy face things that the kids used as puppet 'food'...
Happy Birthday Blake!!
He finally got to put all of the race track together at Poppa Steves, and we had it zoooomin!
Then was our mermaid princess, Freya, who turned 6 years old on the 22nd February. The day before she had got a lovely card and sticker from the Tepid Baths who were delighted at Freya's swimming. They know she wants to be a mermaid!
Freya receiving her mermaid card & sticker from her teacher - a lovely gesture!
We had a lovely dinner at her Poppa Steve and Nana Jackie's, to which her Great Nanny and Great Gran also were able to share with us. Poppa Steve made the mermaid cake which was a great hit! - even the older generation ate the 'blue' icing! Nice to have all the generations all together - very rare and special times. Freya wanted to make some pink cupcakes to take to the party which was a huge success also.
Freya wanted to make 'Pinkalicious Cupcakes' herself, so she and Blake had great fun making them!
Freya's birthday cake, made especially for her by Poppa Steve!
"Happy 6th Birthday Freya!!!"
From left; Nanny Taylor, Freya, me & Great Gran
Next was my birthday on the 28th and it was a lovely day that I spent reading my book on the deck! We went for walk around the Viaduct in the evening which was lovely and relaxing too! A lovely day as I decided NOT to do any dishes!!! I even managed to receive a muffin from Craig as my cake but I did have to cut it into four!
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me! (haha, my muffin is bigger!)