Today was Layla's birthday (8 years old!) and also her first day of school. She got to wear her first school uniform and had a great day with her new teacher, Ms. Rose and all of her Australian classmates. It was special for Ms. Rose to have Layla in her class because she had just recently returned from an exchange to Manitoba in Canada and was missing the Canadians a great deal. Leanne drove Layla to school but she rode the bus home all by herself and was dropped off at Clare High School where Darren was waiting for her. She ran off the bus and into his arms and exclaimed, "I had the best day, daddy!"
She made some new friends, one of which was Cassandra who had to exchange phone numbers and the other notable friend was Ryan.
Layla's birthday evening was spent driving out to the beach at Moonta for a swim (it was very windy) and some pizza at a great little beachside restaurant. This is the first birthday that Layla has got snorkel on...a great day all around.