Happy birthday Bianca!

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!!!


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIANCA!!!! We are praying for amazing things for you this year!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 5th Birthday Bianca!!!! It sounds as though you are having a lovely time in Taupo, we loved it last year.Enjoy the rest of your time.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bianca. Connor tried to send you a Happy Birthday via mms but it wouldn't go through so we will wait until you are settled in Auckland and then we will give you a call.
Lots of Love
Aunty Sharon

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Bianca! A special day for a special girl! And well done to mum and dad for getting through a shocker of a year! All the best on your journey to Auckland :o) All our love and best wishes, Shanell, Kyah and family xxx

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Bianca! Wow five years old! A big girl now! Hoping for many happy years ahead and safe travelling to Auckland!
With love xoxo :):)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that Bianca had such a lovely birthday.
I think Terence's hair looks pretty cool too.
We went fishing at the prawn farm as well and I caught a huge prawn, but being the sook that I am, I couldn't stand to kill it and threw it back in.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and that your trip up to the big smoke goes smoothly.
Take care,
Bridget and Pete

LindaI said...

Happy Birthday Sweet little Bianca!!!

Looks like you had a nice time :)

That is interesting about her not starting school. I remember a boy with AML that was 7 and not in school yet due to his treatments. I did not think about it since. Will you just hold her back or try to work some homeschool in at home and let her start with her age group of kids next year in 1st grade? Or does the age thing not bother you much?

She is looking so pretty! I am so glad she was home and healthy on her birthday. What a special day in deed!