"A few of My Favourite Things" - Morayo-Hope's 6th Birthday

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When I broke the "no party this year" news to Morayo-Hope I became public enemy number 1. Tears were shed over plans that had been hatched with friends at school. My explanation that actually not everyone has a party every year and that daddy and I actually only had 1 party each as kids only sent her deeper into distress. "Does that mean I'll never have a party again?" 

With steely nerves we made it through the drama and made up our minds to make this the best birthday ever. 

The theme was "a few of my favourite things" and I made up little riddles for her to solve and as she did so we'd do one of her favourite things. 

1. We started off by letting her know that her dream of spending her birthday at the seaside was coming true. This made her very happy indeed & set the tone for the rest of the day. 

1. We started off by letting her know that her dream of spending her birthday at the seaside was coming true. This made her very happy indeed & set the tone for the rest of the day. 

2. she loves crepes! This made planning breakfast pretty easy! And with one of her godmothers in town, it meant this was an activity they could do together and make memories.

2. she loves crepes! This made planning breakfast pretty easy! And with one of her godmothers in town, it meant this was an activity they could do together and make memories.

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Some drenched theirs in honey......

Some drenched theirs in honey......

Others preferred icing sugar and a lightly squeezed lemon...

Others preferred icing sugar and a lightly squeezed lemon...

 

 

The birthday girl DRENCHED hers in a pool of honey!

The birthday girl DRENCHED hers in a pool of honey!

Building a pool with daddy

Building a pool with daddy

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Pool is ready!

Pool is ready!

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oh hello sunglass model! (sunglasses from  Igoville  )

oh hello sunglass model! (sunglasses from Igoville )

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We are obsessed with  Dave's Marketplace Pizza  & we always take some to the beach with us!

We are obsessed with Dave's Marketplace Pizza & we always take some to the beach with us!

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3. After spending the afternoon frolicking at the seaside and building sand castles and a "swimming pool", we headed to Newport to dream a little on Ocean Drive and then eat her birthday cupcakes by the ocean. 

3. After spending the afternoon frolicking at the seaside and building sand castles and a "swimming pool", we headed to Newport to dream a little on Ocean Drive and then eat her birthday cupcakes by the ocean. 

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There was even time for a little dance by the water.....

There was even time for a little dance by the water.....

4. The next day would be the day she got her gift and it meant going to the big city! Unfortunately, daddy let it slip whilst begging her to wake up. She wasn't best pleased!  

4. The next day would be the day she got her gift and it meant going to the big city! Unfortunately, daddy let it slip whilst begging her to wake up. She wasn't best pleased!  

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She begged me for this peony...it was dead by halfway through the day!

She begged me for this peony...it was dead by halfway through the day!

Before this post turns into a novel, I'll stop here! Part 2 up next....