{May Gratitudes}

For family field trips and living history.
For the love of dalmatians and the sweet books that connect us.
For simple pleasures and tall daddies.
For more birthdays to celebrate and cakes that work out first time.
For gentle souls and eight whole years.

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

What have you been thankful for lately?

Dalmatian Tea Party

Dalmatians have been popular in our house ever since we read The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith last year. A few of us would now love our very own dalmatian puppy so a dalmatian themed tea party was a perfect choice for our eldest’s 8th birthday.

It was a fun red, white and black colour theme complete with Cruella De Ville cupcakes and a simply yet effective spotty fondant birthday cake.

The oreo milkshakes proved to be a big hit and I’ll definitely make some more of these in the future. You can find the recipe I used {HERE} they really are a yummy treat.

Both the chalkboard and door sign were made by the birthday girl herself, making decorating much quicker and easier now I can outsource some of the tasks.

What breed of dog would you have?

Blossom Turns Eight!

I love reading books and telling stories, writing, drawing and journaling, playing with my sister, chasing my baby brother, baking cakes and eating cakes, play fighting with Daddy, singing and poetry, learning about history and nature, baby goats, bunny rabbits, sea turtles, Candie Gardens, cuddles, cuddles and more cuddles!

My favourite toys are my bunny Boo, my matchbox mouse Fred and my scooter.

My favourite books are Milly-Molly-MandyThe Adventures of the Little Wooden HorseThe Hundred and One Dalmatians, and The BFG.

My favourite movies are Kung Fu PandaArthur Christmas and the TinkerBell movies.

My favourite foods are macaroni cheese, toad in the hole, pizza and chips, Granny’s yorkshire puddings, strawberries and chocolate!

When I grow up I want to work with babies.

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

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Mama loves you.

{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?