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Ariya turns 11

Ariya turns three.
Ariya turns four.
Ariya turns six.
Ariya turns eight.
Ariya turns nine.
Ariya turns 10.

During the previous 12 months Ariya has made the most amazing group of friends at school. They are all beautiful kids and I hope that they stick together for the rest of school and even perhaps their lives.

Ariya invited them all around for an afternoon and evening of chocolate fondu, fun and pizza making and consuming.

Lots of laughs and giggles – long may it continue.

Ariya (closest to the camera) with her friends and chocolate fondu.

Ariya playing the clown with friends and sister Marisah with the pizzas ready to go in the oven.

Jacob turns five

Jacobs Birth.
Jacob turns one.
Jacob turns two.
Jacob turns three.
Jacob turns four.

Compared to the non event when he turned four – Jacobs fifth was one to remember.
Jacob shares his birthday with his cousin Elise who is in Kununurra. We had planned a family trip to Kununurra as had my sister and her family from South Australia and my parents from New Zealand.
My folks had finished their memoirs and wanted to show us the finished product (it was awesome) so a family reunion of sorts was organised.
S it was decided that a joint celebration would be had for both kids and a smash able birthday cake was promised by my sister. Jacob was so looking forward to using a hammer to smash open his cake!
We were in Kununurra for 10 days and while I had a lot of work on at the time there was a lot of fun had as well and memories for the kids that will last a life time.
I will let the photos and captions tell the rest of the story.
Happy birthday Jacob!

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Birthday cake on the actual birthday before going on holiday.

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The fabulous cake before being attacked with a hammer!

This video shows Jacob finally been allowed to open his cake with a hammer!

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So much sugar!

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Hogging in!

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A hug with the other birthday kid – cousin Elise!

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Learning to fly a drone with his Uncle Paul

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Fishing at Ivanhoe Crossing. First time fishing and first ever catch!

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Riding in the Kubota with Uncle Paul is always fun.

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Swimming with the cousins was another highlight of the trip.

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Hooning with Grumpy was scary but fun!

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All the cousins together!

Marisah turns nine

Marisah turns two
Marisah turns three
Marisah turns five
Marisah turns six
Marisah turns seven
Marisah turns eight

Marisah turning nine fell right in the middle of her year three school camp. She didn’t seem too fussed but then again nothing seems to worry my previous (not so) little girl. I am constantly amazed at the way she adapts to sudden changes and always puts my mind and heart at ease.

Parent help at all school camps is welcomed so I made sure I went and visited (camp was only 40 minutes away) for the afternoon and evening of her birthday. The teachers found out about the birthday and invited me to stay for dinner and sit with Marisah. We had a wonderful meal and a great time with her friends and were surprised by a birthday cake plate of food with a candle that they managed to rustle up before singing her Happy Birthday.

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The day before camp we had a special afternoon tea. The black eye is from Hockey training.