{April Gratitudes}

For brave hearts and new challenges.
For history lovers just like their mama.
For sunshine, slings and my very own sonshine.
For sisterly sidekicks and secret hideouts.
For gal pals to celebrate and friendship that stays strong.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during April, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{March Gratitudes}

For favourite nature spots and an introduction to grass.
For Easter celebrations and moments of creativity.
For father-son moments that melt your heart.
For family field trips and a love of history.
For family read alouds and very hungry caterpillars!
For family gatherings and books worth celebrating.
For the love of Bob and our very own king of the mountains.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during March, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{February Gratitudes}

For wobbel fun and boys that wear pink.

For family favourites and trying something new.

For moments of quiet and play across the ages.

For family projects and bringing history to life.

For lockdown birthdays and celebrations with my loves.

For three peas in a pod.

 

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during February, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

{January Gratitudes}

For fresh air and freedom and glorious winter sunshine.

For a life of adventures, both big and small.

For song and for dance and the opportunity to try new things.

For first teeth and first claps and little boys that now can sit.

For sibling love and play across the ages.

For the highs and lows of lockdown life and everything they may teach us.

For dreams that come true and the dreams that are yet to be.

 

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during January, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

Willy Wonka Tea Party

 

Both the girls love Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so they girls were ecstatic when I suggested it for the theme of Bubble’s 6th birthday party. They made me a list of all the sweets from the book that they wanted at the party and I did my best to fulfil the order.

We had everlasting gobstoppers, square sweets that look round, snozzberries, golden eggs, hair toffee and even chocolate river milk and fizzy lifting drinks!

The cake turned out pretty well too and was based on the infamous chocolate room inside Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, complete with chocolate river.

Party planning was all the easier this year too now that big sister is old enough and capable enough to outsource lots of the crafting to. She took care of all the food labels and door signs with her beautiful handwriting and attention to detail. I think they turned out really well.

Best of all Bubbles seemed to enjoy herself. She ate way too many sweets, drank way too much chocolate milk and had a lot of fun playing with her cousins.

What was the last party you went to?

{December Gratitudes}

For family traditions and a life on the move.

For hard work and dedication and a life full of learning.

For growing girls and first performances.

For winter sun and a world of make believe.

For home made birthdays and 6 years of life.

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For 6 sweet years and the blessing of babies.

These are some of the inserts from our gratitude journal during December, reminding us that God is good and we are blessed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

Bubbles Turns Six!

I love Jumpey and Bear, mammoths and all things Stone Age, learning about history, exploring nature, bears and dalmatians, ballet and poetry, dressing up like a princess, books and baking, drinking hot chocolate, painting and scooting, collecting conkers and shells, being noisy, laughing raucously, sending and receiving postcards, using lots of stickers, movie snuggles with Daddy, giving kisses, sharing my chocolates and read alouds with Mummy.

My favourite toys are my bear called Bear, toy animals, wooden train set and dressing up clothes.

My favourite books are The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, the All-of-a-Kind Family series, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

My favourite movies are Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians and Arthur Christmas.

My favourite foods are roast potatoes, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes and chips, chocolate brownies, chocolate milkshake, chocolate ice-cream and chocolate! (Quiche, pizza and yoghurt too).

When I grow up I want to be an archaeologist.

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For more posts about our sweet Bubbles, click {HERE}.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Mama loves you.