Sunday, April 06, 2008

Birthday girl

We've been away for a couple of weeks. We drove across to Eden and up the east coast of New South Wales to Woolgoolga, just north of Coffs Harbour. We camped along the way despite the rather wet weather that greeted us in NSW; not used to rain like that in Victoria!! It was heaps of fun, and I'll post some more pics of our trip later.. but while we were travelling we shared a very special day; our little rainbow girl's third birthday!!!

I can't believe she's three, so very grown up.  We gave her her main birthday present before we left for our trip, her pixie bike. It followed us up to Woolgoolga in our boat that Andy's mates took up with them. As you can see, she loves it!!!  It's pretty full on with all the streamers, but hey three year olds dig that stuff!! I like that the tyres on it are proper rubber tyres like on a real bike and not plastic ones, it's a good quality one from our local bike shop. The stick out the back allows us to steer the bike as Lily rides and learns to pedal it on her own. 

The dress Lily's wearing is one that I made for our neighbour Freya's third birthday. Freya is now five and the dress is too short for her so it has come back to Lily.

Anyway, on the morning of Lily's birthday we woke in our tiny little tent that just fits our queen size airbed and she opened some more pressies. Her favourite was of course, this lovely doll, Belle. 
Over the course of a very wet day we drove to Batemans Bay. As it was so wet, we contemplated a cabin or motel room, but as it was Easter, everything miraculously doubled!!!  So we ended up camping and celebrated Lily's birthday cake in our tent with some cupcakes. 

She had a fabulous time, she went swimming in the sea in her clothes and jumped in the most awesome puddles much to the jealous onlooks of some other kiddies who were forbidden to go anywhere near puddles!!! She went to sleep that night a very happy little girl, with the added knowledge in her head that the next day the Easter bunny was going to visit!!!


  1. Sounds like the rainbow girl had a wonderful day! lookig as gorgeous as ever and so grown up! Happy birthday LilYxxx we miss you very much, especially Tully!

  2. Happy birthday Lily Rainbow :) Awesome bike! I was thinking of one for Jenna, but she says she just wants a bug catcher and a chocolate, strawberry butterfly birthday cake. I will of course abide!!

    Sounds like a great camping trip - can't wait to see more photos!


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