Another year has passed and our little girl is already 4 years old. Here in Holland the fourth birthday is quite an important one as it means that creche days are over and children start to go to “basis school” (primary school you could say). Cora has been excited for the last few weeks knowing that she is soon going to be a school girl. Many of her friends from the daycare have already left and are in school. She is excited but also a bit insecure about it all. We went with her to see the new school 2 weeks ago and she liked it there, so the change will hopefully all go smoothly. Technically her birthday is tomorrow but we had so much planned she spend a pretty exciting weekend celebrating her birthday in advance. She got to choose her first real bicycle on Saturday since learning to riding a bike is just such an essential thing for children in NL and part of becoming a schoolgirl. Today was the birthday party with her friends and we took them all to a huge indoor playground and they played for hours and hours climbing and chasing, letting all that energy out. They have all been pretty tired afterward. Cora had a great day and already told me that soon she will stay over at her friend’s house since she is now a big girl. Tomorrow celebrations will continue in the daycare. I’ve baked lots of pastry for Cora to take with her for her Birthday party there. Maybe she can even ride there on her new bike….