my baby girl turns three this week...I am going to be away on the day so we designated yesterday her official birthday and did all the things you do on such a day...it was marvellous...
the day before - cake and jelly in preparation
the scene in our back garden upon rising on the big day, snow on your birthday - how exciting is that?
the badge of honour (which of course she wouldn't wear but which will join the others on her shelf of birthday cards with badges made by mum)
the gift opening by a very excited pair of sisters, Ms Bester from my friend imagingermonkey was a huge hit, thanks again Katy : you are a star
the party table (yes, in time honoured mean mom tradition I did force them to eat some "healthy stuff" first)
the finished cake (didn't get to photograph the jelly as the party guests got there first...the bunny didn't stand a chance...top tip for 3 year old parties - do jelly, they'll love it!)
she had requested a strawberry cake and this is what I came up with, mostly as a result of the current lack of oven situation...a party game for grown ups did emerge during the mayhem of the afternoon, with about 5 of them standing around umming and aahing and trying to fix my oven, convinced it is just a timer problem, unfortunately there was no winner but I think they had fun
a very tired but happy girl before bed (when she got there she insisted the cot bed be turned into a bed as she is now offially a big girl)
what a lovely day for a truly lovely girl, forgive me for being soppy but that child really does make my heart sing...she's hilarious
There was another birthday girl this week too, my darling friend Ms D with whom I celebrated in style on Saturday night in the company of Mr G, The Wolf and the King and Queen of home entertaining...unfortunately due to a prior engagement I had to forego her oyster eating extravaganza yesterday afternoon (too busy forcing jelly rabbits on unsuspecting 3 year olds) but I hope she had a wonderful time. Happy Birthday Ms D.
I am away from tonight...visiting Ireland to give my dad a big hug as he has been a bit poorly and to sing happy birthday to my sister (hopelessly out of tune) ...back at the weekend