Gosh, every year it goes by quicker and quicker. April was so excited about her birthday this year, I've been having a running commentary since the beginning of November about how many days it is etc. Being 8 is such an exciting time.
We decided to buy April a bike this year. She never asks us for anything and she is so appreciative of everything we do that I feel she really deserved something lovely. It also makes the 2 mile journey to school more fun for her as well.
We gave her the bike on Sunday so that Stuart could put it together, check the saddle height and tyres and we could go out for a bike ride for the first time without the pressure of having to be at school on time etc. I think it is a winner
Happy Birthday April. You are a wonderful daughter - funny, kind, loyal and generous. We are really lucky to have you in our lives and we love you very much.
Thank you for all the lovely cards, gifts and good wishes April has received. I'm off to ice the cake that Noel made with me last night.
Lots of love - Jemma, Stuart, Noel, April, Hermione, Samuel and Isaac x x x x x x x