The Morning of Jessica’s Birthday (2014-11-14) Photo Gallery 31 JAN 2015

Last year Jessica’s actual birthday fell on a Friday, which is of course a normal Vergeet-My-Nie playschool day, which in turn then meant that it was “wake the kids up super early” day!

Sticking to tradition, we spruced up some cupcakes, placed some presents on the floor, and then filed into Jessica’s room singing “Happy Birthday to you!”, which needless to say woke her up with an enormous smile on her face! :)

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Then we encountered a bit of a flaw in our plan.

We lit the candles on the cupcakes, placed the tray on the floor, and asked Jessica to blow them out – only to quickly react after she had bent over to blow out the candles and her loose hair dangled in the flame.

Instant smell of burning hair in the morning. Yummy.

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Nothing serious though, the cupcakes were devoured, and the presents ripped into – all of which brought tremendous joy to our little girl who had just turned four!

In fact, the next day I caught little Embles trying to worm her way into the new toy bonanza – as seen here scrounging for presents under Jessica’s bed:

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Oh, and if you want to know why I’m not particularly fond of my children receiving black marker pens as presents, well, this pretty much sums it up:

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Sigh.

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Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don’t have time for myself any more.