In the morning, we took her to the Build a Bear factory where she chose a pink unicorn and developed a minor obsession with the place.
She already has a dress up bear - one dressed as an angel which she was given when she was born - but up until this birthday she had no idea of the possibilites which that bear presented. She does now...
She had requested an Ariel mermaid birthday party. The fact that it would be only her younger brother and her 2 boy cousins joining her didn't phase her at all. I'd been concentrating on the party she's having when we return to England and didn't really plan for a mermaid party. Turns out there's not much in the way of Ariel party decorations in Dubai. I managed, on the morning of her birthday, to rustle up some sparkles, ribbons and balloons, we had already ordered an amazing birthday cake and, to complete the effect, my brother bought her a mermaid outfit for her birthday present.
She was ecstatic that the mermaid costume came with 'boobs'!
Happy 5th birthday Freyja!