She coped really well with the first half of her family birthday celebration lunch yesterday, opening presents and welcoming guests with her customary charm, although her refusal to wear anything but her Bonds singlet (and Metalicus skirt) on a 14oC Canberra May day was a bit of a bad omen.
I don't know how she handled the wind chill factor while helping Josh finish roasting the lamb on the bar-b-que.
The promise of some bike riding with Ollie restored some good humour and a return to cold weather dressing.
Ollie was such a charming party guest, playing along with whatever interested Ella even though he is practically 5 now and so grown up! Angie had to stay home with his Daddy as his Mummy thought his virus wasn't worth spreading
Being pushed (fast) down the small dip in the garden path by Ollie was definitely the best part of the party for Ella.
Although getting a ride in Josh's go-kart was the best part of the party for Ollie.
Back inside, J & J's beautiful lunch and red wines went over very well with all the party guests. It was noticeable though that things were deteriorating somewhat for Ella. She took a dislike to her jacket, her Bonds singlet, even her (new) formerly desirable shoes. I thought it helped for a while when I found a denim pinny she would wear for a while.
It seemed to help her get through the blowing out the candles on the cake gig, once again with Ollie's assistance. Eating the cake was pretty good fun for a while too.