Moran's birthday was a special one for her, as it seems for all our children and I am so thankful that they have such a specialness for each child. That for this day it is all about how much we love them and are thankful to have them in our lives.
She had been counting down for a few weeks and then due to circumstances we had to put it back a few days.
One of the most wonderful things about Moran this year is her ability to now be able to deal with this, if you give her enough time (no last minute telling) and a reason why. As little as last year this would have been to much for her to be able to deal with.
Moran wanted to have a Maypole party with dancing and picnicking around the maypole. Sadly this wasn't to be as it absolutely poured down with rain on her birthday. So we had to put up the Maypole the next day.
Needless to say she was 'hanging out ' for this to happen but as is her nature once it was up and she had 'done the maypole thing' she very quickly lost interest.
Moran has a huge music love and has been borrowing her siblings MP3 players for a couple of years now, as well as our family I-pod. If you can't find yours - simply find Moran and ask her if she knows where it is.
So for this her 10th birthday we finally got her her own to have. Now it is up to Saxon to add all the music (she is allowed to listen too) and the audio stories we have that she can listen too as well.
It was also interesting that Moran when making her birthday list was most insistent that she did not want toys 'as they just break.' The other most important items were a crochet hook and wool as well as big girl books that she could read.
For birthday food she wanted:
Breakfast- buckwheat pancakes with whipped cream and peaches (my favourite)
Lunch- egg and bacon grain free muffins ( this didn't happen as we reverted back to a small party bag which is generally eaten at lunch time)
Dinner - Pizza made with a gluten free base (packet mix) I was going to do a yogurt soaked base but did not start this early enough. The toppings for this were bacon, ham, salami, anchovies, prawns, pineapple, olives, dried tomato, feta cheese and mozzarella.
Birthday Cake- Sweet Shop. This has been a tradition for all our older girls so far with Autumn, Eden and Vellvin having had it before.
All in all it was a very busy day with a very busy one to follow as Trahaearn's 1st birthday was the very next day.
Our first ever back to back birthdays! I can see this a challenge in the years to come.
Blessings to you and your homes,
- Keeper of the Hearth
- Feasts of Jesus
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- Midnight Feast
- 12 Days of Christmas
- Stir Up Sunday
- Madi Gras
- Shrove Tuesday
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- Holy Week
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- Ascension Day
- All Saints/All Souls
- Christ the King
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- Liturgical Year
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