Here is a little five year old, waiting for the morning to come around and bring with it a birthday.Here is the breakfast table, laid with bright blessings, candles, gifts, flowers and silks.The birthday crown and mandala silk cloak hang on her bedroom door ready to be worn for the day's celebrations.
And here is a big six year old having chocolate pastries and green juice in the family bed, as happy as can be.Presents! Rjabinnik on etsy made these lovely pixies and woodland creatures for us, and we are so happy with them. :) Jenna wanted some people and fairies and things, and we were happy to oblige! I made her the little toadstools (on the birthday table) and hand dyed two playsilks.
She also opened her Osthiemer ponies from Ashleigh, and had me take the bridle off the mummy horse. "She doesn't need this, nobody owns her, she lives wild and she wants the same for her daughters."And she reverently lit her special candle herself, and had us draw all the curtains so that she could see it better. :)Then out for a day of walking, birdwatching, and foraging. "It's OK little snail, I'm not going to hurt you, I'll put you right back where you want to be, I just want to show everyone how BEAUTIFUL you are!"
Oh, and lunch in the cafe again, the regular birthday celebration treat! My mum met us there, and surprised us by bringing Paul and Maarja (just visiting for this week). We had such a gorgeous day, and it started to rain just as we got back to the car to go home.
The birthday child chose lemon chicken for our tea, and we watched Ponyo (which is like an arty anime version of the original Little Mermaid, if you can imagine such a thing). Japanese art, yay. Crochet version, EXTRA yay. I will be making this soon... :)