A Golden Day

Recently we were invited to join in celebrations for a 50th wedding anniversary. What an occasion worth celebrating,  half a century in love with one person. Committed through all of lifes ups and downs really is a true achievement. Today belonged to Nan and Den, my Step Fathers parents.
Little Miss and Litte Mr were both extremely excited to be going to a party.  So we had a morning bath, always a sign we are going somewhere special as they usually have a bath before bedtime. We drove very tentatively to the venue as we were transporting the cake that my mum had made for them. No mean feat on windy country roads.
When we arrived the hall was beautifully decorated with reams of yellow bunting and an abundance of golden flowers to match the theme of the day.

                                  

We were treated to a delicious buffet full of various sandwiches and cakes. Little Miss certainly enjoyed the food and consumed lots and lots of egg sandwiches.

                                                     


                                   

Little Mr had a fabulous time playing in the crèche that Nan had laid on, he loved playing with the bigger children and became very attached to a ladybird hat which he kept on the entire duration. 
Little Miss love chatting and smiling at everyone she saw.

Nan had busily been knitting lots of chicks for the day too. Each chick held a surprise and Little Mr and Little Miss have each taken ownership of theirs. They are now sitting on our Easter display table.

The happy couple!

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A Third Birthday

Recently we celebrated our Little Mr’s 3rd Birthday.

We had a lovely day. This is the first Birthday where he has really known what is happening. It was great seeing him get really excited in the run up to it. He has been talking about it for weeks. I have been collecting bits for weeks and hiding them away but when it cam to wrapping them all it turned out that I had doubled up on some presents and forgotten I had already bought them.

One of my favourite Birthday moments is always laying out the presents the night before. I love the anticipation and the excitement that comes with his approval (hopefully) and enjoyment of the presents.
 

One of Little Mr’s favourites at the moment is Fireman Sam so when we saw a fab pop up fire engine we knew we just had to get it. We also bought him a battery operated police bike which he loves. We were a little worried it would be too small but he adores it and it was a bargain to boot.

Something that was done in both of our families when we were children was to buy sibling a present too. We both remember this fondly so have decided to continue this with our children.
Each year I like to make Little Mr his Birthday cake. He had requested a fireman Sam one this year. Usually I search Pinterest for ideas and pick one I like and copy it as best I can but this year I decided to go with the flow. When I baked the cakes I was going to create a fire engine but quickly decided I wanted the number three so this cake somehow evolved at the end of a 4+ hour stint in the kitchen.
Last year we didn’t really have a party for Little Mr as we had recently found out we were expecting Little Miss and I was feeling really rotten. This year however Little Mr had requested on. We invited mainly family and close friends, he had a ball though.

 

Little Mr was exhausted by the end of the day and so the four of us snuggled down on the sofa. However when Toy Story came on the TV he soon woke up. So we ended the day watching his favourite film with lots of sleepy cuddles. Perfect!