Rainbow Tea Party

 

Blossom requested a rainbow themed tea party for her 6th birthday and you’d think that’d be an easy theme to pull off, I mean it’s just colourful right? But I actually found this theme to be a tough one to pull together.

Thankfully we had all our lovely wooden rainbow toys to make use of and throw in some bright flowers and rainbow balloons with lots of home made goodies and sweet treats and it all came together pretty well in the end. She was chuffed at least, which made the 3+ hours of cake making the evening before worth it, but next time I’ll be sticking to buttercream icing, way quicker and way more forgiving than fondant!

What was the last party you went to?

{May Gratitudes}

For making memories and the whimsy of a 4 year old.
For a sweet six years and the quiet bravery the dwells within.
For imaginary worlds and plenty of sea views.
For moths that tickle and nature up close.
For new beginnings and new adventures.

These are 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?

Blossom Turns Six!

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I love singing and dancing, drawing and colouring, exploring nature, baking, playing with my sister, hide and seek, making dens, reading books, daughter dates, poetry tea time, going to Rainbows, eating chips on the beach, nature walks, family dates at Woodies and walking through Candie Gardens.

My favourite toys are my bunny Boo, my purple scooter, my play tent and toy animals.

My favourite books are Milly-Molly-MandyThe Complete Tales of Beatrix PotterBrambly HedgeJames Herriot’s Treasury for Children and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse.

My favourite movies are The Piglet Movie, Tinker Bell movies and Arthur Christmas.

My favourite foods are raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, ice-cream, chocolate cake, chips, spaghetti, macaroni cheese, roast potatoes and Granny’s yorkshire puddings!

When I grow up I want to be a nurse.

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

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Mama loves you.

{April Gratitudes}

Gratitudes April 2019 | The Open Home
For life by the sea and dates with a view.
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For spring time treasures and gifts from the heart.
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For spring time reads and words that move.
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For the circle of life and spring on the farm.
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For happy helpers and productive days.
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For happy homes and Granny day care.

These are 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?

{Daughter Diaries} #57

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Dear Blossom, just a few more days of five year old you so please allow me to feel just a tad sentimental as we leave these early years behind. I love your quiet confidence, your gentle soul and your book worm-ish ways, I love your spontaneous hugs and nose scrunching smiles and I love how you always get pollen on your nose when stopping to smell the flowers. Thank you for teaching me to be gentle and kind, to appreciate the little things in life and to say yes more than I say no. Dear Bubbles, you’re feisty and fun loving and feel things so deeply and I love these things about you so very much. Thank you for sharing your young heart with me, for loving me fiercely and for keeping me on my toes. Dearest Daughters, may you continue to challenge and teach me with every passing year to be present and patient and to walk slow enough to savour.

Do you slow down to stop and smell the flowers?

{Ten On Ten} April 2019

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Vision board.
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Morning Basket.
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Bedroom Views.
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Incoming mail.
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Good news!
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First bloom.
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Nature walk.
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Rockpooling.
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Current reads.
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Snack time.

Today turned out to be a lovely day for a Ten on Ten. We fitted in lots of household chores and plenty of playing and exploring too.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{March Gratitudes}

Gratitudes March 2019 | The Open Home
For glorious Guernsey and bags that make a difference.
Gratitudes March 2019 | The Open Home
For Blossom, and blossom and spring in the air.
Gratitudes March 2019 | The Open Home
For a world of whimsy and family adventures.
Gratitudes March 2019 | The Open Home
For sweet little book worms and the most glorious urban nature.
Gratitudes March 2019 | The Open Home
For the sweet smell of flowers and the cheeky smiles of little girls.
Gratitudes March 2019 | The Open Home
For the women in my life and surprises from my little loves.

These are 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?