Another milestone – today my youngest turned 5.
She is smart, strong-willed, funny, loving, energetic, creative, has a fine sense of humour and the most infectious laugh I’ve ever heard. When the spirit moves her she does a beautiful job of folding her clothes to put them away, likes to put away the plates from the dishwasher (but nothing else) and has extremely strong opinions about her place in the Shower Order each evening. She pats our dogs gently, picks me flowers from the garden (with little or no stem attached), adores dress-ups, and grooved her moves to the Latin American music we played for Musical Chairs today. She loves all colours except purple, and likes fairies and butterflies.
The table of play-dough and pipecleaners and googlie-eyes and pom-poms and feathers and stuff where we started the party. This was followed by Pass The Parcel, Musical Statues, Duck-Duck-Goose, Musical Chairs, and a front-garden (ie dog-free) lolly packet Treasure Hunt.