Today we have had a simple Saturday, no big plans as such so it was great to spend the day together at home. Well half of it at least as the hubby headed to football this afternoon. So our simple Saturday went a little like this:
We started with a lazy morning breakfast and showered and at Little Mr’s request time to just play. We set up and played with his Fireman Sam village which is one of his favourite toys at the minute.
Over the last couple of weeks I have really been overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and family. My Little Mr has really been spoilt rotten for his birthday. It may have been a week ago now but he is still receiving gifts now. One of my oldest and best friend popped round with yet more presents for the little man. We don’t get to see each other as often now and with children on the scene a night our for dinner and drinks is long over due but hopefully it will happen again soon!!
The lucky man received a pirate boat and figures along with a two books. One of which I have read to him three times today. We had a cuppa and a good old chinwag. I’m not at all jealous she is getting glammed up tonight and painting the town red, honest!! It was lovely to see little Miss snuggle in for cuddles and fall asleep.
We had a quiet afternoon the hubby bought us lunch and then headed off to football. We played games and read stories. We even created a boat made from the sofa cushions, the boat later became an aeroplane which Little Mr piloted across the ocean. It never ceases to amze me his wonderful imagination. We do play a lot of role play activities but it still impresses me.
All set for the bedtime routine. Now I do like having help with this but will freely admit it is much easier on my own as I have a certain way and find it runs super smoothly (I am ignoring the fact little Mr wouldn’t get in the dam thing at first).
We ended the day with lots of giggles on the bed, then headed downstairs for milk and stories. As a treat I let Little Mr sleep on his Daddies side of the bed and moved him before he got home but shhhh don’t tell him. Let hope tomorrow brings lots of simple pleasures it will be our first Sunday together just the four of us in months!
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!