Monday, 15 December 2014

Birthday Memories

I am just now feeling as though I am somewhat catching up on life two full weeks into December!  Posting here has taken a back seat for way too long, I am hoping this will change in the coming days. 

I was just wistfully looking over pictures of Sydney's birthday in November.  The month was such a whirlwind that I hadn't really had the time to savour all of the precious moments from her various celebrations. 

Sydney and her classmate and friend Kristin have birthdays a month apart so Kristin's Mom and I decided that we would throw the girls a joint birthday party and invite all the girls in their class.

What a fun time the girls had together outside of the classroom!  We had a yoga party at Yogabuttons studio and the girls decided that they wanted the party to have all things rainbow.

The girls made dancing ribbons as a craft to start off.

Then had a fun yoga class together.

Followed by lunch and cake.

It was such a great day!

Sydney was only too thrilled to wade through another mountain of presents from her amazingly generous friends from school.

Rose gave her the most beautiful Stella and Dot bracelets, I could have scooped them for myself!

Leah gave her a Melissa and Doug stamp set, markers and a doodle pad, perfect for a girl who loves anything artistic!

Emma gave her a Chapters gift card, something that Sydney had, coincidentally, specifically asked for on her birthday wish list.  Just loved the card that Emma wrote for her "I Love you Sydney" written on the front!

Ailish gave her a 'Make your own Travel Buddies' kit which I'm hoping to break out before we leave for vacation next week.

Kristin gave Sydney a horse activity book along with a very cool little journal which Sydney adores!

Sophie gave Syd a boxed set of Frozen books and some Frog and Toad first readers, always love getting new books!

Ryan gave Sydney a fantastic activity book.

And Olivia gave her a 'Make your own Bath Fizzies' kit, such fun!

Elizabeth G. gave Sydney the most beautiful pop up fairy book ever, a beautiful addition to our ever growing book collection!

Grace gave Sydney Hama beads which I could barely get a picture of because Syd was so busy playing with them, loved them so much she actually stopped opening presents to break the set open to play with it!

Hailey gave Sydney a Bugs and Slugs game and Hello Kitty puzzle.

Elizabeth Y gave her a 'Make Your Own Necklace' kit, another great rainy day activity!

Izzie gave Sydney a beautiful world puzzle and a book.

And Jamie gave Sydney a gel pen art kit.

We were overwhelmed by the generosity of her friends and it has been such a pleasure to watch Syd enjoy each and every one of these gifts over the past few weeks.

What a fun time we had celebrating Syd's 5th!

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