Today's birthday is a particularly special one.
Because, today, Hatchling no3 turned 5.
That's right, the big 5!
(She was terrified of the candle, hence we went with just one, a nice safe tea light, with glitter of course.)
Now, five may not seem a big deal to most, but this little hatchling has waited a very long time.
You see, this hatchling, aged just 2, told us, 'Next bird - day, I am gonna be five!'
And then, she turned three.
She was not a happy girl.
She took it in good stride, and asked daily, 'Next birthday, can I be five?'
'Please! Please! Please!'
Along came her fourth birthday, and she was heartbroken.
I told her, 'You can be five for two years, okay.'
However, her sisters promptly corrected her.
They did not feel she had earned a five yet.
And so this little hatchling spent another long year, waiting to be five.
And today, her dream, has finally come true.
I am so proud of you!
You amazing five year old.
I sincerely hope that being five is everything you could ever wish for!