I'll start with today and then recap our last week and half in another post. Today is Kaylee's 5th Birthday! Thank you to everyone for all the email and blog birthday wishes and little gifts. She jumped on our bed this morning and said, "It's my birthday and I'm 5 years old! I'm so excited!" She has been counting down the days for the last week. She has also been a little worried about whether her birthday would be fun, and to be honest we were a little worried about where we would be and whether we would be able to make it special for her. The day came together beautifully. We started the morning with cards and a couple presents that we brought with us, then a very special treat of Skype phone calls to grandparents. Those were our first phone calls in about 2 weeks (well, except one to Janet related to Nugget - get to that later). Kaylee watched a new movie she got while we prepped to dinghy in to New Plymouth, the town on Green Turtle Cay. Ken also went to the little convenience store here at the Green Turtle Club to confirm the cake he ordered from the mother of the store manager was on schedule to be delivered later in the afternoon. The mother runs a bakery in town.
We then took a bit of a wet dinghy ride to town - that's the problem with 30 knot winds. In town we had a wonderful conch and fish lunch at the Wrecking Tree with our dock neighbors Norm and Jaye, walked around town and picked up a few groceries. Kaylee learned quickly that if she told everyone today was her birthday, many would give her something. Norm and Jaye presented her with Nemo card first thing this morning and the grocery store owners gave her M&M's.
We rushed back to the boat so Kaylee could go to the pool and hopefully meet up with two kids she met this morning. She, Nicholas (5) and Samantha (6) wore themselves silly diving for torpedoes, racing and doing handstands. We invited Nicholas, Samantha and their parents Stacy and Paul to the boat for cake later. We were so full from a late lunch, we skipped dinner and just had cake when everyone showed up at the boat this evening.