21 October 2015

three

Three is a great age to be if you ask me. At least it looks like a lot of fun looking at my littlun. It was her birthday last week and my mister and I mustered up a tiny bit of energy to make it a little bit of a birthday celebration...but I really did the minimum I could.


I didn't make her any pressies myself this year sadly, but I just found a few things that I thought she'd love. Toys are like books to me, they stimulate imagination and creativity, so I try to choose toys that I think have a story, or encourage her to learn or move. In fact I think those are the toys kids like the best, they get bored of other ones! 
I found this 1970s Fisher Price record player on Ebay, I thought she wouldn't understand what it was (as we don't have one at home) but she 'got it' straight away, and is a bit obsessed with switching the records over. It's a great little toy which seems to attract as many adults as children ; )


My mister loves kid's vehicles, he got her this vespa, and added a few of his own upgrades...


V.I.N plate

Tool pouch (that is designed to carry exactly TWO oaty bars).

mud flap.

bottle carrier

personalised number plate ; )



Our tot is in love with Toy Story, and has been asking Father Christmas (on the phone) for a Buzz for almost a year now, for now, I treated her to a Bullseye the horse to go with her Jessie who she loves too.


Then we went to have pancakes for breakfast at the cafe, followed by a trip to the Monkey Haven  with her best buddy.





On the weekend we had a very low effort party, with just family. It was lovely and she was so excited about her party that she wanted to practice receiving guessed at the front door before they arrived!











I suppose she will have to make the most of this time left as an only child, I can't see myself making two cakes per year!

p.s. I was really disappointed with my cake this year, I'll stick with my original vanilla cake recipe next year : (

p.p.s I am so tired.

19 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! What a lucky little lady, those Fisher Price record players are ace. I was sooo tired when I was pregnant with number two, look after yourself lots! Can I ask where you tartan type blanket on the sofa in the second picture is from. Just finishing off decorating our lounge and looking for a blanket like this - its gorgeous x

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    1. That is a National Trust blanket, you might be able to get one in their shop.

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  2. Happy Birthday Pehr!! What a beautiful little girl she is becoming! And I (and my husband!) ADORE her Vespa!! I teach children to ride balance bikes...but that's the best one I've ever seen!! xxx

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  3. You live with such a flourish. I'm so delighted to have discovered your blog and love how you truly bring us into your home and your life. Brava from New Orleans!!!

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  4. Looks like your little one thoroughly enjoyed her birthday, and the cake looks oozy and delicious to me!

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  5. Pehr had a delightful birthday...what a happy looking kid! Loved the entire blog post...thanks so much for sharing.

    I know you have to be exhausted, with all you do. Try hard to take some time just for you..squeezed in somewhere. Two kids will be lots of fun..you'll see in time. Pehr will be a good helper, I'm sure.

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    1. Thanks for the advice! Yes it is very normal to be tired when pregnant. I am extremely excited to be having another child even though i mentioned that I'm tired. i really appreciate your comment though ; )

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  6. You did a great job with her birthday, despite carrying the extra load and being extra tired! The vespa is amazing! Pehr seems like such a happy child!

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  7. What a stunning little birthday! She is so lucky. I think simple birthday are the best. Your cake looks delicious...especially to someone who loves cake but is trying to not eat cake. Happy birthday Pher!

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  8. awwww happy third birthday ;) looks like lots of fun!!!!...always remember my daughter loving buzz and woody...now its a minion in a dress hehe.

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  9. I have 2 little poppets and my dark little secret is sometimes we only have birthday parties every second year! Instead we have impromptu Happy Days and a good time is had by all. There is no right or wrong with kids and the best thing is you are happy too!

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  10. Her party was gorgeous! Keep up the good work. It will get easier, I remember that feeling. I have never been so tired in my life as when I was expecting any of my children. Reader from Canada!

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  12. I have totally resorted to using the Betty Crocker cake mixes, they are so good. Someone from church told me today that my lemon cake was to die for haha, Pregnancy is the pits, but babies are so worth it :) xxx

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  13. Are you kidding us? That cake looks divine!
    I love all the special details of Pehr's party and pressies...she's a lucky girl to have such a creative mum.

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  14. Happy Birthday to the little one It looks like she had a wonderful time, have a good rest now .Eve : )

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  15. What a glorious day!
    By the way, how can you be disappointed with that beautiful cake? Xxx

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  16. Looks like she had a great time, I absolutely love the party decorations (especially the Pehr in a party hat cake topper!) Your mister is so talented, those bike accessories are lovely! X

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