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April turns 4

The days can be long but the years are short.

4 already. Wow. Couldn’t be more proud of this gorgeous girl.   I love everyday with her.   Even the hard ones.  She is so funny and so caring.   Thank you for choosing me to be your mummy.  Love you to the moon and back.

P.s. My blackboard idea has been previously blogged about but you can get the idea from the photos x

Birthday party day

April turned four on the 30th October.  We decided this year we would do a birthday party for her, we have previously had them in the house but this year we thought we would go all out and have a proper party.  I think 4 is the best age, for April anyway, as she knew what it was all about, knew what fun was to be had and wasn’t too overwhelmed.  

Me however.  Ahhhhhh I had lists coming out of my ears.   I organised entertainers who did a disco and party games but I still felt there was a lot to do.  I am a bit of a prefectionsist, or I try to be, so I always felt there was something I had forgot.   It was great fun coming up with little ideas and fun party prizes and party bags.  

April had a blast, all the kids did.   Was all worth it seeing the smile on their faces.  Even better when she got Olaf to join the party.  Well done me.  I deserved my glass of wine when it was all over 

Bake bake cake

Remind me next year that I just need to buy a cake, go to shop and let April pick a cake from the supermarket.  Soooooo much easier.   After all do kids really bother if it’s homemade. Do they care how it actually tastes.  April doesn’t even eat cake but there I am with a recipe which has 10 eggs in it.   What was I thinking !

Youtube open for my lesson on buttercream and off I went .  The results, gladly, was a lovely cake. And a very messy kitchen, icing that got everywhere , 6 hours gone from my day as well as ¬£30. Again.  Remind me next year to buy a cake.   I was however very very impressed by myself lol.  

Nothing ever goes as you plan

Just a short wee post.  This weekend I had it full of lots of activities and non stop fun but. …..   best laid plans never happen.   I woke up at around 2:30 with a head cold.   Seriously I’m too busy so please go away …. just in case you think that worked.  It didn’t .  I fell asleep again around 4 and my gorgeous girl woke me at 8.  I still had the head cold .   

Well had to change a few things but in the end it was still a good day.  We got baking the cakes for tomorrow and had fun doing that.  

The pumpkins didn’t get done and the pumpkin patch/farm didn’t get visited. However we will still have fun making pumpkin faces on Monday.  Maybe even Sunday night on her birthday .  Moral of my blog.  Have to go with the flow ūüėā

October 

I love October.  It’s my little princess’s birthday, which I just adore planning and organising. Halloween and gorgeous autumn days.  

April turns 4 this year (cannot believe she is 4) and this year she is fully aware of birthdays and the fun of it all. Last year when she was 2 turning 3 she wasn’t sure about it all and very overwhelmed so this year is exciting.  Every year they are at a different stage and birthdays and christmases are new again 

So this weekend is full full full.  Friday we are carving pumpkins , Birthday party on Saturday (first proper party) Sunday is birthday and she is getting a bunny rabbit and Monday is Halloween.   So much fun to be had in one weekend.  I can’t wait.  Wish me luck lol 

Happy birthday daddy 

It was Garys birthday a few weeks ago but he has been mega mega busy and been out of town so it has taken us until now to celebrate it.   

His parents are great and always like to make an effort for family.  I love that. So invited us to their house to have food and cake . 


We were super blessed with gorgeous sun and they have amazing views so altogether was a lovely day. Hope we see more sunny family days like this.  


Happy birthday dada 

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