My first birthday over here in New Zealand has been an absolute blast! I have enjoyed myself from start to finish. Last night, Josh gave me his present – a beautiful lamp for the living room plus a cute lamp for my desk. I’ve been complaining about the lack of light in our house lately. I also got a parcel yesterday from Josh’s mom. She got me a bunch of adorable and useful office supplies for my classroom. I have some awesome new pens and cute pot-it notes now!
Last night I decided that I was going to bake cookies for morning tea for the staff today since it was my birthday. There had to be a celebration! I made Snickerdoodles. They were a big hit. So many people had never even heard of a Snickerdoodle before let alone tried one so I was glad I made them.
I went into school this morning and my students started flowing into my classroom with goodies. I may have accidentally let it slip somewhere that it was my birthday and word spread quite quickly. One girl in my house class (yes, we have a house system like Harry Potter in my school) gave me these earrings that her mother made as well as a huge block of chocolate! I got more chocolate, too! Just when I thought it had stopped, a girl from one of my other classes marched in with not one… but TWO CAKES that she had made. She even decorated them with circles and triangles since we are studying geometry right now. My desk was full of sweets not even 15 minutes after I walked into the door!
Besides the sweet treats, I got some very sweet cards and gifts. The amount of time and effort that went into these beautiful cards really meant a lot to me.
This one really made me giggle – get a load of this: “We made you this dice so that u can count how many times that we made you smile.”
My friends gave me lots of presents, too! I didn’t expect anything except to maybe have a few drinks with them after school for a special occasion today instead of just for no reason like we do every week. They all got me presents, though! Beautiful, thoughtful presents!
I had an incredible birthday. Also, I think that I am entitled to have an amazing birthday day again tomorrow since it will be my birthday in America. What do you think?