Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Happy 18th Birthday Hannah!!


What a fabulous 18th Birthday Hannah had today!

 



It first started with a call from  Grandma and Grandpa (at 9.15am so had to wake Hannah up) who live four hours drive away.... wishing her happy birthday, Grandpa singing her a silly song, and Grandma asking her what her day was going to be like......
 

Then, first present for the day....
(she loves dragons)

 Then we headed down town to meet her dad in his lunch hour to eat at Hannah's favourite cafe
and Paige pinched a couple of table numbers to make up the '18'!


Then we hit the shops....
first was to buy the trilogy of the Matrix - done...
then off to Hannah's favourite bookshop.... done..

Next on the list was 'dress' shopping for a dress to wear out tonight, she tried on a pink/orangey one and a pretty blue one.  She decided on the blue (its her fave colour) and while she was finishing dressing, Paige and I paid for the pinky/orangey one too and the shop girl put it down the bottom of the bag and covered it with the blue one.....
What a surprise she got when she unpacked it in her bedroom!

The biggest surprise of all came after  I announced I needed a new cake stand and had to quickly go back to the shops and buy one, (no lie - so did have to and did!) but ALSO to pick up Grandma from the bus stop... she'd been travelling all day after her early morning phone call to Hannah...... to get to our end of the state!
Hannah could NOT believe it when we said there was a 'parcel' at the door!


And out to dinner.....
Hannah wanted to go somewhere she hadnt been before...
The choice we made was a hit!
Paige made her a  gluten/dairyfree birthday cake
 

Photos with Paige and me..(dad is camera-shy)

With her older cousins

Nan and Pop with one crazy cousin (lol) and little cousin


Oh and her first alcholic drink....(truly!)
Vodka and orangejuice...
She's not sure about it!


And home with her cousin in the beetle..


And to top it off - her big sister in London rang very late- it put a big smile on Hannah 's face!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!

xx

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PS... and its also dh and mine anniversary!
Yes, Hannah was born on our anni which is always overshadowed by her birthday...
sometimes we remember by the end of the day! LOL>


16 comments:

Deb said...

Happy birthday, Hannah. What a fabulous day you had! and Happy Anniversary to Mum and Dad too.

yyam said...

Happy belated birthday Hannah! What a fun day it must have been. Even grandma came....what a magical day! :)

And happy anniversary to you too Mandy. You got a great pressie 18 years ago...minus the labour pains...lol

Julie said...

Love all these pics Mandy. Looks like Hannah had a great day.

Julie said...

Oh and happy anniversary to you too Mandy.

Lizzyc said...

oh sounds like a wonderful day! Happy Birthday Hannah!

Lizzyc said...

oops and Happy anniversary too!!

sandi said...

Oh yes! What a fun day for sure!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy birthday and happy anniversary!!! What a great day!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee all the photos!!!! And lol... kids here can't (well... not supposed to...lol!!) drink till they are 21!!!! :)

Jasmine S said...

Happy Anniversary first up.
Secondly Happy Birthday to Hannah. She has the most infectious smile. And what a wonderful busy day. One she will never forget.
Great pics. TFS.

Leeann Pearce said...

Oh Mandy all the pics of the day are awesome and happy anniversary to you and DH too!

ioanna said...

Wow!!!!!what a wonderful day!!!!!
Happy birthday beautiful Hannah!!!
What a wonderful present for your anniversary.....

Jenneke said...

Happy belated anniversary, Mandy!!!! And happy (belated too, sorry..) birthday to your beautiful daughter! LOVE to see your happy photos!! And what a great day full of surprises for Hannah!!

XXXJenneke

Julia said...

What a FUN day for Hannah! Happy 18th to her and Happy Anniversary to you and hubby, Mandy.

Rosanna, my first was due on our first wedding anniversary but she came early.

glorygirl said...

Happy Anniversary to you!!! May you have many more WONDERFUL years together! I just adore how you spent your daughter's birthday! And, the surprise dress in the bag, how sweet is that? Wonderful!

Melissa said...

How I loved reading about Hannah's 18th Birthday and all she got up to that day...the smile and looks on her face during the day are priceless and so are the photos with everyone.She is one beautiful young lady Mandy...you must be very proud!!! Love the other dress you and Paige bought and hid for her to find.What a wonderful Mum you are!!! Much love to you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH..xxoo

Jimjams said...

What a fun day Mandy - Hannah looks SO happy :-) and Happy Anniversary to you two too!