On Saturday I took a rather excited Nerys to her friend’s birthday party.
It was a Frozen themed party in the local community centre, and Nerys had been counting down the days until it was finally party time.
She wore her Elsa dress and I tried my best to plait her hair so that it sort of came down over one shoulder like Elsa’s does when she sings ‘let it go’.
At the party, along with a bouncy castle, there was a lady dressed up as Anna doing glitter tattoos for the children. Nerys was nervous at first about going over to her, but seeing her friends with their tattoos gave her the push she needed to go and get one herself.
So she ended up with a sparkly Tinkerbell tattoo on her arm, and this gorgeous splash of glittery colour on her face.
She loved it so much, and kept touching it to make sure it hadn’t come off.
Not that she needed to worry, it was really well done and took a good wash in the shower to come off that evening!
As well as her glitter tattoos she also came away with a big flower made by the balloon man, so despite being a bit tired she was a pretty happy girl. At the end of the party Steve and Rhys came to meet us and we all walked home together through Singleton Park.
What made me smile so much was seeing Nerys in her sparkly Elsa dress, with glitter on her face and looking oh-so-pretty, climbing across a whole pile of tree stumps that we came across.
She was so determined that she didn’t need any help and that she could make her way up and across them by herself. And to be fair she did manage it. And the whole thing just summed her up really. She is such a mix of pretty and tough and girly and mucky and sensitive and stubborn and a multitude of other things.
I can’t wait to see the woman she’ll grow up to be.