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Yesterday was a big day…

So yesterday was a big day: Anya’s fifth birthday but also her first full day of school. A big day for her but also a big day for me. Matthew’s birthday (and mine) are both in May half term so I have always had the children with me for their birthdays, but today was different and I had to spend 7 hours apart for my little girl on her special day 🙁
I had spent time before the actual day reinforcing how she would get to spend the day with her friends and trying to make it seem exciting but my heart was aching all day for my little girl. I even called Zach Anya twice which I have never done before, she was on my mind all day and I missed her so much.

In other news I have got a new camera!
But back to the birthday: we did presents first thing so that Anya didn’t have to wait! It was a slight Barbie overload! Take a look at the video of the Amazon delivery here. The main present we bought was a Baby Alive Baby Go Bye Bye, a crawling, drinking, weeing baby doll and Anya LOVED it! So did Matthew and Zach!


And so straight after school we headed out to the outskirts of Bracknell’s McDonalds where Anya had chosen for her birthday tea. It has a small indoor soft play area and over the road is a playground! I managed to stop myself getting my uniform on and making a Big Mac 😉
Home again for cake (made by Chris as he’d taken the day off specially for her birthday), a few more pressies and play!
Anya had a really happy birthday and took being at school for the whole day in her stride. I was the one who struggled and I’m finding it difficult today as well 🙁



  1. Yvonne

    The twins started school and their 5th birthday was the next day. They were not happy that they didn’t get the day off! They had fun though and have also taken to school really quickly. Guess it is easier when they are that bit older. Happy birthday Anya x

  2. Wow that really must have been such an emotional day. Our biggest little turned 5 earlier this week and it was so strange having to wave her off to big school when I’m used to filling her day with fun and adventures for her. Happy birthday to your little lady and hugs to you. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

  3. Happy birthday Anya! I think it’s only once you start work that you hate having to do it on your birthday – I always hated it in work, but loved all the fuss in school. She looks so chuffed with her presents and a trip to Maccy D’s is always a winner in our house (strangely enough I know that Bracknell one very well!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. It is hard when they go to school. I found it so emotional. I didn’t know what to do with myself. You do get used to it, but then the summer holidays come and you enjoy it, then when they go back to school, you feel those emotions all over again! Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

  5. Ah bless. She looks like she had a lovely day. I’m very lucky. Little Man’s fifth birthday falls on a Saturday this year so I don’t have to worry for a couple of years yet, by which I hope I will be used to it by then! Thanks for joining in at #TriumphantTales!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Both my girls are August babies, so I think I’m lucky having them home on their birthdays. But my daughter thinks otherwise and wishes she was at school and could wear her badge and have her special moment in the classroom. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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