Last week (and the one before) was an exciting, exhausting and emotional - well for me in any case- time around here. Both girls celebrated their birthdays within eight days of each other. Our big girl turned four and our tiny girl had her first birthday...what?! I have a four year old and a one year old...how did that happen so fast! We had lots of cake, smiles, presents and party fun. Lila is now the proud owner of her very first bike. She has completely shocked us by proving to be very adept and ultra keen, having never shown much interest in cycling or her wooden balance bike she is now tearing around like she's been doing it for years and is super keen to go to the park behind our house every afternoon to ride along the paths with her friend Rory. Maybe it has something to do with the fact she has a shiny pink bike with streamers on the handle bars? She is so very proud of it.
Rose throughly enjoyed her first experience of cake- interestingly she didn't approach it head first to emerge with a face full of icing as Lila did on her first birthday, but took the more conventional approach of picking it up to eat it. Organising their joint party was very fun but also majorly stressful when the reality hit that we would only have thirty minutes to prepare everything and decorate the venue before everyone arrived. The first guests were therefore roped into helping us hang streamers and put out the food! The birthday girls and hopefully everyone else too had a super time, so it was all well worth it in the end.
birthday balloon // meeting Daddy on his lunch break for a little birthday celebration // Lila and her bike // the party spread // birthday cakes // opening presents // Lila trying on her ballet outfit from her Auntie Jo // tiny happy girl // sparkly candle // in the park