Nonie 6.0 !!!

Filed under:family,landmarks,photos,random — posted by nathaniel & nicole on June 3, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

As the lake continues to make for a strange spring (temperatures shift day to day from 80/26 to 50/10) we celebrated¬† Sidonie’s sixth birthday in style, and a lot!

Unbelievable, but true: Nonie is SIX!!!

“Now I am six I am as clever as clever. So I think I’ll be six for ever and ever.”

Christopher Robin, A.A. Milne.

The birthday extravaganza started May 22 when we decorated cookie packets for everyone in Nonie’s class to hand out after her birthday story (about her name).

Birthday eve cake followed. Birthday morning the girl opened presents; after school more presents and then out to share a birthday party with Christiane. The next night was dinner with Hans, Soy and Eva (who are, sadly, leaving town). After breaking in her new ballet shoes, we all undertook the annual pilgrimage on Memorial Day to fly kites and ride bikes and go-karts. On Saturday June 2, after hot chocolate and her first piano recital, the PARTY! Bowling and friends and cake and games! Oh, and lots of girl hugs! Nonie, without any help, managed two strikes and a very reputable score of 105

Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, for sharing my celebrations with me in so many ways, and, of course, for the fabulous gifts.

Videos to follow from Dad soon. Watch this space!

Originally uploaded by nathaniel s.

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image: 'sidonie' by nathaniel stern