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 🙁