She was so soooo excited to be turning 6, she would literally dance and sing in the days leading up to the big day if anyone mentioned it or if she happened to think about it. So sooooo exciting to be turning 6!
It has become a tradition here to set the table for breakfast, sneakily, when they go to bed the night before. I set it all up with their birthday card and presents and all their toys, they love waking up and going out to see what awaits them.
We didn't plan a big party this year, but we had a few simple celebrations and all the people who love her sent their love her way. We were treated to a visit from my mum who came to stay for a few days and then Aaron's mum from Australia came to stay also.
My mum was able to spend the birthday morning with us, and as her birthday happened to fall on our homeschool playgroup day, we had some birthday cupcakes and a picnic at the beach with our friends in the afternoon.
Isla's GG (Aaron's mum) made a special birthday platter for her when she arrived on Saturday. (This has become her tradition for them, when she is able to be here for their birthday).
On the Saturday after her birthday her cousins and a few girls she loves to play with at church joined us for a picnic afternoon tea.
She wanted a tinkerbell cake, so I cut out tinkerbell figurines and had the girls help decorate the cake with them. Then Isla sprinkled the cake with 'fairy dust' - (sparkly cake sprinkles that I changed the label on). Isla's friend Beth wanted to know if it meant we would be able to fly if we ate the cake.
The cake recipe I used was this one, grain free with honey to sweeten. It was a bit of a risk as I'd never made the recipe before. It was delicious! Highly recommended! I made the icing pink by adding a little bit of beetroot juice.
She had such a wonderful 6th birthday and she is still smiling a week later, and enjoying playing with all the special gifts she received. Thank you everyone for making this celebration so special for her.