Enjoy the trip. ~Author Unknown
Yes, Imogen is now 5 years old and loving being 5. For a few weeks she's been talking about being taller when she's 5, showing us part way down her forehead how tall she was when she was 4! So it was inevitable that one of the first things she did on the morning of her 5th birthday was to stand by the wall where we have measured her height since young and would you believe it ... she had grown from the week before when she last wanted to be measured.
Imogen loved her bunting, her crown and badge made by Mama. I do enjoy making these things, so much more personal than shop bought ones. She opened her cards and a couple of presents before school and wanted to leave the rest until her return.
Her day at school was made lovely. She got to blow out a pretend candle on the teachers birthday "cake" box and open the box to find a little present; she looked after the birthday bear for the day, and the end of day assembly was made special for her as they all sang happy birthday to her. One of the teachers had said to me in the morning that he would look forward to having a "birthday assembly" later (he's a big kid, lovely with it). So she felt very special, and that day the local papers came to take photographs of the classes too.
Returning home to freshly baked muffins, the cake of choice for her birthday, and pizza dough rising for the requested birthday tea, Imogen set about opening her remaining presents. There was a bit of a theme with her presents this year ... mostly Toy Story figures which she absolutely loves. Other presents were a DVD, a game, some books and a Weather Tree poster to complete for the year.