Grace’s 7th birthday and the big decision

Finally, after what feels like it has been a huge birthday week, Grace has turned 7. We started off the day making bouncy balls with one of the experiments from the experiment kit that we put together for her (including some small bought experiments, and a number of household items like vinegar and bicarb for her home brewed experiments).


At this point, we also started with The Big Decision. We decided to let her choose an audio book for us to listen to in the car on our trip to Jeffrey’s Bay…..but boy did that decision take long….the whole day in fact. All she needed to do was choose a Roald Dahl audio book, and there aren’t too many of them. The challenge of choosing started early, and ended late.

After croissants and egg for breakfast it was off to the scratch patch for the first time to search for shiny objects.


The little guy also thought it was fun to play in the stones.


We then went aboard the Logos Hope, a floating bookshop and Christian outreach boat, and followed that with a search for food and ice cream. Grace has been wanting ice cream on her birthday (actually she has been wanting some really nice gelato), but when we got to the shop it was gone! Fortunately we had the traditional birthday sushi in hand at that stage and found a good frozen yoghurt substitute.


Sharing a birthday frozen yoghurt



Grace was popular today, with calls, message and voice messages from family and friends to with her happy birthday.

Supper came and went, but no decision on the audio book had been made, with Grace flip-flopping between the choices. We even helped to whittle down the choices, but still no decision was made. Bath time came, and eventually, with lots of, “I can’t choose!” a little bit of , “Which would you choose?” and a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Grace finally made her choice, about 10 hours later. And the book choice? Matilda, by Roald Dahl.

Happy birthday my girl! May you be blessed.

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