Monday, 20 March 2017

A brilliant birthday!

What a difference a year makes...
12 months ago, after a lot of pacing, panicking and emotional exhaustion, I finally went into labour with you. Excruciating and exhausting, but afterwards was a joy, relief and sense of contentment like I had never experienced.
The world was ours.
You were perfect.
We could do anything and we could go anywhere...
You were so small, fresh and familiar - Brand new, yet I knew you.
A true wonder to behold.

Now you are pulling off the wall paper and unplugging the external hard drive...! Milo the monkey!
In true (this family) style we have been celebrating your coming into the world over 4 days (no birth 'day' here!) Like the royals, we seem to have adopted a 'birth week' of celebrations, and why not!
Your first event of the birthday marathon was a little afternoon party with your two friends. We set up a little Teletubbies grotto in the house, with a playhouse, slide, ball pond /tent, tunnel, as well as cake and all the toys in the world! (or so it seemed)

It wasn't the initial plan, as we were going to bubbles world of play, but the change in plans was wonderful as you truly had a perfect time, as did I. It was lovely spend time reconnecting with old friends, making new memories with our beautiful babies.

We followed that with your cake smash 'party' (there was candles!) with Theo. You two destroyed a strawberry cheese cake with a mountain of squirty cream and I filmed it for your birthday video song! I proceeded to go to bed at 5.15am this I spent so long making your Teletubby house cake and making your birthday video! The plight of a creative mummy soul!

Saturday was your actual birthday and we had a gorgeous morning opening your presents and playing with them. Theo was very helpful in opening them with you and enjoyed playing with your toys too! The drum kit is a big hit!!! And I think we might have bought up the whole of teletubby land and it's other merchandise by now! You loved the Teletubby guitar and play set and you have many other wonderful things that you will enjoy in the coming months.

After the presents we headed to the aquarium and we looked at all the fish and sharks! You both really seemed to enjoy it, it was a nice little afternoon activity before your tea party! Busy Day!!
Grandma, Gran D, Gen, Joe and Pops all came to wish you a happy birthday, bring you gifts and eat from the buffet I made. Hanna and Sofia also came to add to the celebrations and brought u a lovely gift. Grandma bought u many lovely things but most notably a 'man bag' - a bag filled with a phone, remote, keys.. all you need is some make up brushes and It will be almost as good as hers! You do love disemboweling a bag! 

Gran D bought some beautiful clothes true to form (she loves to spoil you, filling your wardrobe!) And a beautiful wooden kitchen which you really love (except the washing up bowl...that keeps getting flung!) 

We had a lazy morning today (Sunday) after a late ish night, and accumulative tiredness from all the prep and festivities. At lunch time we had party number 3 at Grandads with Aunty Janie's and all your cousins. Daddy took all the Teletubbies decorations, the huge helium Po Balloon and your tent etc as well as all the left over food/cake, to set up a lovely party there. Everyone had a nice time and you loved your presents...both my boys were on top form!
Come 4.10pm I realised I had written the time wrong, and we were actually meant to be at Sofia's Super Hero Party!!! so with a quick change into a Buzz Lightyear suit for Theo,  and a new outfit for you, we zoomed to Mini monsters for soft play party!! You had a little play followed by pizza, chips and ice cream and enjoyed it all! Theo ran off all his sugar energy and had a great time with the others.

I have had an especially gorgeous time with you both these last few days, you have truly been a pleasure.
I am now however Partied Out!

You are both currently asleep in my bed with me, as Theo was so exhausted, that is where he fell asleep, and I daren't move either of you. I am going to wrap this up now, and enjoy this 1 off, a deserved early - ish night, snuggling you both to sleep.

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