Happy Birthday Tilda!

11 Sep

Yesterday, Matilda turned 5! We had planned a low-key bbq with family and friends but unfortunately there was a fair amount of sickness about so we decided to postpone. Instead, we thought we would head up to Healesville Sanctuary. The weather was not looking too great. In fact, just as we got there, it started to absolutely bucket down!


Thankfully, it didn’t last too long and it completely held off as we wandered through the beautiful grounds. It was such a lovely day. Matilda loved being in her stroller – we have borrowed it from school but are soon to be getting one of our own (thank you Nat!). And she loved seeing all the different native animals. Echoes of a previous video – she even got to pat a very large goanna. I say pat, it was more a gentle swiping at it! Luckily, it was a very good natured goanna and didn’t seem to mind too much.

We spent a very pleasant few hours at the sanctuary and came home for a bit of Maisy and some KFC popcorn chicken (of course!). Thank you so much to everyone who sent presents and cards and wrote lovely Facebook messages to Tilda. She had a splendid day! And because we postponed her birthday bash – we get to stretch out the birthday celebrations even longer which is always a good thing!


To update on my glasses saga – unfortunately they have not been handed in to lost property at the train station. I can only assume that someone with my exact prescription happened upon them and is now enjoying a life of clear vision for the first time. 🙂 Best of luck to them I say.


9 Responses to “Happy Birthday Tilda!”

  1. Martin Fabinyi September 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Glad you had a fun day! Love martin

  2. Carole and Garry Laird September 11, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy Birthday Tilda, from one Virgo to another. Enjoy all your celebrations.


  3. Cally September 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    A very happy birthday to dear Tilda form Cally Xx

  4. Kylie September 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Ha ha very funny about the glasses. I have a free offer for glasses via Clearly Contacts, i’ll email you what you need to do, it’s a code via their site.
    Glad little one had a great day, she’s got the most beautiful smile…..we all lay around our house like sick dogs, it was an extremely uneventful weekend…….
    see you soon

  5. Margaret Black September 12, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    A belated Happy Birthday to Matilda from Seattle. Hard to get the time right here. She looks so happy with her day at the Sanctuary. Your blog is just wonderfull

    Lots of love
    Margaret and Bill

  6. Danielle x September 12, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    You make me laugh!!! 🙂 Heaps looking forward to seeing you all on the weekend x

  7. jackie September 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Happy birthday to the beautiful Tilda! We hope you had a fun day at Healsville! Loads of hugs and kisses your way!!! xx

  8. ann seddon September 13, 2011 at 4:08 am #

    Hi Darling Tilda
    Margie sent me your blog
    You look so happy at Healesville Sanctuary on your birthday
    I knew your Mummy when she was your age and you have the same SMILE!
    We live in London so don’t get the chance to go to the Zoo too often so it was lovely to see you there it made me HOMESICK
    Maybe we can go together with Jan and Bob when we return to Melbourne with Olivia and your mum too
    Please give her our love and a big HUG to you Ann and Chris

  9. Waidehi September 13, 2011 at 4:52 am #

    Brilliant videos! Beautiful smile that Matilda is and it’s always a joy to hear your voice and chuckles in the background. This blog is an incredible vehicle. Thanks Laurel. xx

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