Three years have gone by in the blink of an eye - I can't believe my baby is now three whole years old! We've had a wonderful day today and the weather Gods have played along as well. We started the day with a sleep in from Tess, and then a quick present opening ceremony before the big kids dashed off to school and work. (please excuse the terrible photo of me - I had literally been out of bed about 15 minutes!)
Wellington has had a scorcher of a day and we made the most of it. Tess and I headed down to Oriental Bay and met up with my friend Ange and her gorgeous wee boy Tyler in the morning and the pair of them played happily at the park and on the beach until we had to go our separate ways. Tess was delighted with the really cute wee handbag and ballerina figurine that Tyler gave her.
Then Tess and I met up with my dear friend and Tess's unofficial godmother, Nicki and had a lovely late morning tea with her at The Parade Cafe, which is now situated in an old tugboat and firmly fixed to the rocks so there's no nasty rocking as you attempt to negotiate coffees and fluffies (yes, plural - the first was unceremoniously tipped all over Tess, the chair and the floor!). Tess was spoiled by Nicki - receiving two awesome gifts, a wooden alphabet puzzle and a wooden dominos set.
We had a lovely time all morning, then headed home for a quick lunch then headed off to kindy for more fun in the sun for Tess. She managed to get completely soaked at kindy and had a quick shower when we got home!
Then, after all of that, the day was not over. We had a futsal game to watch (and Ollie's team won!) and then
That's Ollie with the orange top on just before he scored a goal!
we headed over to Kim's mother's (Yiayia) house to celebrate with a wee cake and some more presents! Yiayia has just had knee replacement surgery, so isn't able to move too quickly at the moment - but Tess just spent the whole time dancing around her, lol!
So that was our day! Busy and long, but sunny and fun. Just like our life over the last three years ...