Seven up…

At long last it was April the 13th and Olive turned seven. I could write a whole essay on how quickly those seven years have passed  but I know all you parents out there get it. In the blink of an eye you go from cradling a wriggling squawking newborn  to watching a beautiful and confident young girl taking on the world.

The smile of a newly minted seven year old.
The smile of a newly minted seven year old.
Birthday love from little sis.
Birthday love from little sis.
There were many lovely gifts for the birthday girl - some had travelled all the way from New Zealand.
There were many lovely gifts for the birthday girl – some had travelled all the way from New Zealand.
Edie wanted to give Olive something handmade so we made an art satchel for her - you can read more about it on my make page.
Edie wanted to give Olive something handmade so we made an art satchel for her – you can read more about it on my make page.
Dad set up a treasure hunt for the big present. The girls had great fun deciphering the clues.
Dad set up a treasure hunt for the big present. The girls had great fun deciphering the clues.
After being instructed to put on her helmet, Olive was lead to this gift - her own camelbak...mmm...wonder what the big present might be?
After being instructed to put on her helmet, Olive was lead to this gift – her own camelbak…mmm…wonder what the big present might be?
Scouring the garden for more clues.
Scouring the garden for more clues.
A mountain bike! Not hard to guess who was in charge of that surprise!
A mountain bike! Not hard to guess who was in charge of that surprise!

Like Edie, Olive chose to celebrate with her friends at the gymnastics club where the girls have been taking lessons. It was a great afternoon – lots of fun for the children and minimum effort for Mum and Dad 🙂

Diving under the parachute.
Diving under the parachute.
Bouncing around with Edie.
Bouncing around with Edie.
Beam action.
Beam action.
Flying into the pit.
Flying into the pit.
Edie took flight too.
Edie took flight too.
Woo hoo!
Woo hoo!
Blowing out the candles on a very simple cake - all Olive asked for were the colours of the upcoming apple blossom festival - pink and green.
Blowing out the candles on a very simple cake – all Olive asked for were the colours of the upcoming apple blossom festival – pink and green.

It was a very special day – Olive proclaimed it the “best birthday ever” – but she says that every year!

Two years old...
Happy Birthday Olive! Here’s to the next seven years xxx

5 Replies to “Seven up…”

  1. Happy Birthday Olive!!!! Looks like you had a fantastic day. Sorry we are a tad late but have sent off pressie today
    Lots of love
    McKenzie clan xxoo

  2. So princess you have reached the magic 7, looks like you had a truly marvellous time. What a surprise to find after your treasure hunt, you very own Mountain Bike!! Bet you do lots of pedalling in the future. Have a happy happy year. Love Grannie & Granda

  3. Happy Birthday Olive! I hope your 7th year in life is even better than the 6th was. Hugs and kisses. Miss Cynthia

  4. Beautiful Olive – 7 years have flown by indeed! Looks like you had a very fun Birthday party – Lovely to talk with you on the phone on your birthday eve. Hope the gymnastic critters are playing happily with your sylvanians 🙂
    Aunty Helen, Uncle Mark, Grace, Molly and Tomxxx

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