Every year on someones birthday we have a family tradition of decorating the room for a special breakfast. So we made a happy birthday banner out of magazine pages, and some snow flakes for the window.
On the actual day, we made Daddy his special coffee to drink in bed while we put the decorations up and made his breakfast.
Mummy got Daddy some fancy champagne for his birthday breakfast. It was Mummy’s first time drinking alcohol for a month so she enjoyed it too. Emily and I had special drinks as well. We made up a mocktail of ginger beer, grapefruit juice and apple juice – you should try it!
As part of our tradition everyone gets to choose a breakfast that they love, and the rest of the family makes it for them. Daddy asked for full English….which is a bit of a problem when you are in a ski resort in Japan because there tends to be very few pigs around! Luckily we found some REAL bacon in a freezer in a deli we popped into, so we could deliver Daddy’s wish. Yummy!
We all made cards for Daddy. My one was the picture with the rocket labelled Daddy taking off into space. Emily’s card is the one next to mine which has a heart on it. Mummy’s card has a picture of the volcano outside our window on it, and it is called Mount Yotei. Rob put a funny joke on his card which involved an avocado!
After our big breakfast we all went skiing. We found a natural half pipe which took us all the way down the mountain and it was really fun to ski in because it had loads of trees and bumps in the way. It was amazing because it was the first time any of us has skied on our birthday.
We skied to a restaurant at the bottom of the slopes which served all you can eat sushi. The sushi was really good but they made you finish everything on the plate (including the rice) before they would make you more fresh sushi.
For the final part of Daddy’s birthday we took him to a snowmobiling track. Because Emily and I were under 12 we weren’t allowed to drive our own so we went on the back of Mummy’s and Daddy’s. But we can both drive Grandpa Gosling’s quad bike so we could easily have driven these which didn’t even go as fast as the quad bike. The landscape was beautiful but we had to huddle up because it was really cold.
Afterwards the place had a banana boat, but on snow. It was so exciting because whenever the man driving stopped we would swing round in front of him, and he took us super fast round all the corners.
For dinner we went to a burger restaurant underground in a bunker called BigFoot. There were loads of other people who were drunk and everybody was chatting really loudly. The food was in a basket and mummy put her mayonnaise and ketchup on the side of her fries but unfortunately it ended up dripping through the basket and onto her jeans and boots without her realising so she ended up in a mayonnaisey mess!
This is the quickest cake I have ever made in my life. Basically all you have to do is mix milk, and egg and oil with some powder, and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes and finally put the pre-made icing on! We decorated it with extra chocolate and some candles.
Mummy gave Daddy a fancy bottle of sake (a japanese wine) that looked like Mount Yotei. Also we found some really funny Samurai pants for a gift which he liked a lot. I gave him some dark chocolate which is his favourite and Emily gave him some orange marmalade which is his favourite on toast.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!