You are a lucky girl - you are going to have two birthdays this month! Your birthday is on Sunday 16th October but, because there was a chance that South Africa might be in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup and because the AmaShova cycle race is on next weekend, your parents decided to bring your party forward to the 8th October instead. So we had balloons, banners, cake, sweets, chips, and a magician and clown who did face painting at your party. It was great fun!
You wanted a butterly and Barbie party so Mom made a butterfly cake that had a Barbie doll for the body. She very cleverly made a skirt for Barbie out of icing so when it came to blowing out the candles and cutting up the cake, you ate the clothes off the Barbie doll!
And then, the following week, on your birthday 16th October, we had a Birthday Tea Party for the family. I brought your table into the lounge and set it with all your colourful plates. I bought different cupcakes, a gingerbread man, an ice-cream cone rocket, marie biscuit faces, chips, dips and fruit bowls. We had sweeties and cold drinks and a No 3 candle for you to blow out.
By the way, you colourful orthotics, that fit sungly into your sandals, have proved very successful. They have helped to turn your collapsing arches upright and are helping to prevent bowing in the shin bones (tibia). You can see them here: