Athena’s 16th Birthday

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Athena’s celebrated her birthday in two parts. The first was dinner at Au Lac (vegetarian Vietnamese) with friends from school. Kevin, Christy and Nan & Pop sat at a seperate table. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and the food was amazing, as it always is.

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They even played a special birthday song (not the normal Happy Birthday) and had a special birthday dessert for Athena – which she shared with her friends.

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If you’d like to see more of the evening, and my day, be sure to check out the vlog

Fun at the water park

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Be sure to watch the video to see more of the gorgeous park and Jamberoo Valley.

Athena’s Birthday Celebration

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This week Athena turned 15 and celebrated her 1st birthday :-). This year she wanted a “proper” party with music, disco lights and lots of friends, from both her new and old school. I think we had 26 kids all together.

We cleared out the loungeroom which gave them plenty of space to dance and chat and do whatever you do a “proper” party.

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It was loud and noisy, but I guess that means everyone was having a good time.IMG_1262.JPG

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And both groups of friends seemed to mix really well. The biggest thing I noticed is that the number of boys has increased dramatically (from just 2).

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There was pizza for dinner.

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and ice cream cake for desert.

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Kevin & I spent the night in the kitchen playing on our laptops :-).

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She got some lovely presents but her favourite would be the signed Dan & Phil (Youtubers) poster that she got from a friend. They were only available in the UK but the friend got it shipped to her uncle and then over her.

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On the actual big day, Athena made cupcakes to take in to school. They will provide a cake there but you have the option of bringing in your own.

 

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Then in the evening we went out for dinner. Athena’s choice – Indian.

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It was a lovely evening and we were able to enjoy dinner outside, which was a lovely change for us.

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Nan & Pop had just arrived back from a caravan trip the day before.

 

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The food was lovely, the company great and I hope it made a lovely end to Athena’s birthday.

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New year, new school

It was off to High School for Christy this year and year 10 for Athena, at a new school for them both. They are loving it and have already made really good friends. Can’t believe I’m the mother of 2 High School students and our primary school day are all behind us. No school uniforms to deal with now…which I’m rather enjoying :-).

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No back to school photo for Amy but I was allowed to share her selfie.

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We’ve settled into a routine with Kevin dropping the girls off in the morning. They leave here at 7.30am, even though school doesn’t start until 8.45am, and I pick them up in the afternoon (most days anyway).

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