On this day 16 years ago, at midnight we became parents! There were three people with watches in the room when Jasmine was born, one said 11:59, our watch said 12 midnight and the hospital clock 12.01am …. so they went with the 12.01 as the hospital computer would not allow a midnight birth time!
Today started with an early (for us) phone call from Jasmine’s Auntie! It woke us all up, but not all stayed awake!
Later we rose and had our normal hot drinks, coffee, NRG MAXX, Chai or plain milk depending on taste. Jasmine opted for having her presents after she’d walked her dog – got to love her priorities!
The little guys helped me wrap the presents and waited on the bed (as is traditional) for the birthday girl to return from her walk.
After a hot start to the day, a storm rolled in! In town the BOM recorded 101km (55 knot) winds.
Now that the weather was cooler, the younger guys played on their bikes and in the new puddles
while the older ones re-enacted some scenes from Stargate Atlantis!
With all their energy burned out and the tummies once again empty it was time for cake!
16 Candles!! Took a while to light and a while to blow out (relighting candles are like that).
Here’s to another year of living, loving and learning!