Saturday

My 26th Birthday



Despite now being 26 (eek!), I get way too excited about my birthdays. Well, all apart from the growing old bit. (Only 4 years until 30 now, and that thought is absolutely terrifying!) This year, my birthday was on Friday 13th, which always pleases me. Ever since 1998, when my birthday was an INSET day and I got a day off school, I've taken Friday 13th birthdays to be a good omen. This year was no exception, and probably one of my best birthdays yet.
Of course, being a Friday and all, I was at work and some of the kids had brought in lovely presents and gifts. After assembly, I walked back into our classroom to find "HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS LASTNAME!" written on the whiteboard. I assumed a couple of the boys at the back of the line had hung back to write it, when I turned around and another boy was walking into the classroom with a massive cake. Behind him was my wonderful teaching assistant, who had come in on her day off to throw me a surprise party.

I hadn't noticed at first that she had decorated the room with birthday banners and a personalised My Little Pony sign for my door, and she was also prepared with candles and matches so I could make a wish. All the children sang happy birthday to me and we shared the cake out between us. One of the boys had even written a little poem to go inside the card that my TA made me, and all the children had signed it. 
 All day, the children were saying "Is this your best birthday ever?". They were so sweet, and determined to make it a special day for me. My teaching assistant even returned again in the afternoon with Cornettos for everyone! I feel very lucky to have such a special TA and wonderful children in my class. 
These are the presents I got from work: A handmade notebook and soap from the child support worker, who I'm very close to (she reminds me of my mum and I remind her of her daughter!) and is very creative, like me. The other teachers and staff in year 3 had a whip round to buy an Accessorize voucher, so I could buy things for my trip to Florida this summer. My wonderful TA, who had already done so much for me, gave me a B keyring, a set of really pretty nose studs and a mini cake. Because we have break duty together and I always forget my whistle, and have to send a child to her to ask the time as I don't have a watch, she also gave me a My Little Pony lanyard to store my whistle and a My Little Pony watch. As you can see, she also made a My Little Pony card. It's a bit of a running joke in my class that I love My Little Pony, so these gifts were so thoughtful! 
From my grandma, I received this lovely retro bag, which will be perfect for my beauty bits in Florida. My brother Jamie bought me the book as he knows I'm fascinated by true crime, and Rich's mum very kindly gave me an Arcadia voucher. 
 Rich truly spoiled me! I received the skater version of the Black Milk Marauders' Dress I love, Gizmo, My Little Pony and #Selfie pants, the entire collection of Harry Potter books (because I'm always losing books here and there), an adorable kawaii tote bag, my own chopsticks, panda Pocky sticks, a billion boxes of Mikado Daim, MAC Happy Go Lucky lipstick, a very cute and fluffy duckling, and a mini alpaca. Phew!

It was such a lovely day, and I feel very, very grateful to have such fantastic people in my life! 

30 comments :

  1. I love the fact that the children tried to make it an amazing birthday for you, looks like you had a great time too. :)

    www.faithfullymarissa.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Awh that's a lovely post! Looks like a lovely birthday, and your presents are so cool! xx

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  3. So many lovely gifts, I love the little alpaca :)

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  4. Sounds amazing, sometimes it's not so bad to work on your birthday, right?
    http://tea-and-biscuit-time.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Awww sounds like you had an amazing birthday - the kids and your TA are too sweet :) Also, all of your presents are AMAZING. x

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  6. Awwwh, your class is utterly adorable. Happy late birthday, glad it was such a nice day :)

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    1. I'm going to miss them so much when they move up to year 4 next year!

      Thank you :)

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  7. Aww looks like you had an amazing birthday and the children sound adorable and so sweet :) I absolutely love the mini alpaca cutest thing ever!! xx
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    1. They are the loveliest children! As much as I'm looking forward to the summer holidays, I'll really miss the kids next year.

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  8. awh you look like you had a wonderful birthday :) I volunteer at my local primary school, they really are amazing places :) of course stressful sometimes, but amazing.

    Catherine x

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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    1. Haha yes, very stressful! Amazing though!

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  9. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a really fun day - all the children in your class must be so sweet!

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Ellen! They are all lovely.

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  10. Awww how cute of the kiddies making it special!

    AliceMegan

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  11. Awesome!! I love it when you get presents that just show you how much the other person knows you!

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    1. It makes you feel so special when that happens!

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  12. Imagine if your last name was Lastname, that made me laugh! :) xx

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    1. First name Becky. Last name Lastname.

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  13. Sounds like an amazing birthday. Your kids are so sweet!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  14. You're so lucky to have such an amazing class! They clearly think the world of you
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. I am lucky. I'm going to miss them so much next year!

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  15. Ah, what a lovely day! Your'e very lucky :)

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