Miss Bianca Leigh White turned 5 today and in her world (and ours), 5 is a very important age indeed. Unfortunately the one milestone she's been looking forward to so much for such a long time will not happen right now – she won't be starting school along with all the other 5 year olds because her doctors feel very strongly that it would be best health-wise for her to wait at least for winter and spring to pass before we consider sending her to school. So we do feel a bit sad about that. For a while now things have been going great, so it was a harsh reminder that no matter how good it all seems right now, our battle is nowhere near won and we are very much still on the battlefield. But there are lots to be thankful for, so we really can't complain too much.
Bianca wanted breakfast in bed and so this was how her day started. When we woke her up, her first reaction was “but I'm still tired” and she promptly turned around and went back to sleep (well, for the next 5 minutes or so).
And then time for presents and cake!
After the morning festivities, Terence, Bianca, Caitlyn and I set off for the Huka Prawn Farm. That was great fun.
We went for a tour to see and feed baby prawns and then took a bit of a walk to see all the different ponds.
Then we had the opportunity to fish for prawns. I was lucky and managed to catch a biggish prawn which the restaurant then cooked for us. Unfortunately Bianca and Terence weren't as lucky, but they had fun nonetheless.
All in all a wonderful memorable day for all of us!
We are still in Taupo (which tonight I was told is pronounced “toe-paw”) until Friday morning when we drive through to Auckland and in the meantime we are just having a nice break – but more on this a little later!
I can't believe my little girl is growing up so fast!!!