Aimee is the sort of kid who loves a party. She loves to socialise.
Every event needs to be celebrated, every weekend has to be BIG in her opinion.
She's always been this way.
Before she started school, she would get up every morning and the first words out of her mouth would be,
"where are we going today mum?".
So, even though her birthday isn't until the end of the month, the planning and dreaming and questioning has been in full swing for a good month now.
Besides the list of presents she has written and re-written
and read out many, many times, she has also wished so so hard for a horse ride.
I stumbled across this offering from Centennial Parklands about a month ago and made doubly sure to mark it on the calendar.
Dean and I kept it an absolute surprise until the very moment it was her (and Bethany's) turn for a ride.
I think it fair to say she was speechless.
At least until she was up on the pony, then she happily chatted away to the lovely girl leading her horse for the entire 10 minute ride.
When the ride was over she declared it the best birthday present ever!
It really is the simple things isn't it.
After that we found some great climbing trees,
and just enjoyed each other's company and Centennial Park on this beautiful, warm, sunny day.
All up a very satisfactory day :)