Today was a usual Sunday for us, filled with a trip to church and a lot of lazing and playing around home. I had an unwelcome early start to the day that left me feeling shattered for most of the day but the girls managed to squeeze in lots of play and I even managed to squeeze in a nap with my big girl.
Such a beautiful day today, the sun is shining and it feels like summer may have finally arrived. We spent most of our day pottering around home, having fun in the garden with friends and then ventured a little further in the afternoon to our thoughtful spot to make the most of the fresh air and sunshine.
Okay, so it’s the 9th but I decided to do my ten shots a day early as here in Guernsey the 9th May is a public holiday, a day when we islanders celebrate our liberation from the occupying forces that invaded our island during world war two. I thought today would be a fun day to capture as I knew it would be full of family, friends and festivities.
Blossom turns three is a few days and to celebrate we invited family round for a party, but not just any party a Pooh Bear tea party!
This was an easy theme to pull off and as usual I made use of a lot of the home decor items I already had to hand. My trusty hessian table runner, cake stands, chalkboard and jam jars turned vases from Blossom’s first birthday party all made another appearance, with the simple addition of some balloons, flowers, party hats and a classic pooh bear (which was one of Blossom’s birthday presents).
As requested by the birthday girl I attempted to make the much anticipated “pink chocolate cake” as seen at the Hero Party in “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.” It is actually from this scene that we got our pink and blue colour theme from as the characters all wear these colour hats.
The cake was not as pink inside as I’d hoped (despite using an entire tube of pink paste) but Blossom happily ate it and seemed to really enjoy her little tea party, especially playing with her cousins in the garden.
I lovesinging, pretend play, story time with Daddy, giving big hugs, chocolate cake, pink cakes and cake in general, the cafe at church, going to the library,collecting the post, play school, Daddy dates, plane spotting, blowing bubbles in the garden, going to the park, bath time, tea parties with my sister, writing with Mummy, Pooh Bear and Peter Rabbit.
My favourite toys are my bunny Boo, my ride on Moo, my dolls, toy animals, play kitchen and tea set.
I’m a day late for Ten on Ten, but then you’ll forgive me as the 10th of this month was spent in both shock and sadness following the loss of two much loved family members. Today I decided to seek the beauty in the ordinary despite the sadness and I find myself especially thankful for my two happy little girls who keep me busy and keep me smiling.
Here are my 10 shots linking up with Rebekah Gough for Ten on Ten.
Today has been a gorgeous Spring’s day, the sort of day that makes you want to get out in the garden, so I did! But first I had a play school drop off, post to send and then a surprise party to attend – all before lunch!
Today I’m linking up with Rebekah Gough again for Ten on Ten and here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.