We chatted a bit and decided that today should definitely include a hair dyeing session! She'd been keen to dye her hair for some time and I happened to have some henna in the cupboard, so we figured this would be a great way to mark the day a little.
It came out beautifully :D
Whilst she waited a couple of hours for the henna to take, she and several of the others played a game of Seafarers (Catan), but TP very quickly saw that she stood no chance because, despite it being her birthday, her plans were kiboshed right from the outset and she just couldn't make a go of it, so she ducked out after and hour or so, with the excuse that she needed to wash the henna out before she went TOO red!
Then I think she just pootled about until Paul came home. Her chosen tea was open steak sandwiches (cooked in balsamic vinegar and honey) with garlic mushrooms & tomatoes, rocket & other salad things. It happens to be one of my favourite meals, and actually something we all enjoy, so tea time was lovely ~ joined by my Mum & Nanna too. Eaton Mess for pudding and then time to open cards and presents.
She ended up with about £85 so that will definitely help her tablet funds! Paul bought her a bouquet of Roses and Tulips and I had bought a fresh supply of elastics for their Rainbow Loom. Minnie also had been into town, and bought her a set of bangles. She seemed happy enough :D
To top the day off, Paul surprised her with having bought Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, so evening was rounded off with a late night in front of a movie.
I think we did OK in the end! :D
And because I know you will read this TP ~ this last bit is especially for you! ...
Happy Birthday TP ~ We love you very much princess xxx