Buzz Turns 1!

It’s my birthday!!

I weigh 24lbs.

I am 30 inches long.

I have 6 teeth.

I can wave, clap, point, crawl, furniture walk and high five!

I say row row, hi hi, mum mum and da (for dada)

I love music, dancing, flowers and trees, splashing in the bath, long walks, climbing on furniture, putting way too much food in my mouth, being chased by Daddy, morning snuggles with Mummy, outings with Granny and play time with my sisters.

My favourite toys are my board books, rainbow stacker, maracas and Pippin the donkey.

My favourite books are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Night Night.

My favourite foods are berries, grapes, kiwi fruit, stir fry and macaroni cheese.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart, Mama loves you!

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.

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?

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.

Sweet Shop Party

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Blossom turned seven a month ago today and one of the things that she currently wants to be when she grows up is a sweet shop owner. So we decided to make her dream come true a little early with a sweet shop themed birthday tea party, but then had to put everything on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic and our island being in lockdown.

We didn’t think we’d be able to do the tea party until the end of summer at the earliest but thankfully the situation in Guernsey has improved much more quickly than expected and we were delighted to be able to hold Blossom’s belated tea party in her actual birthday month and before her new baby sibling arrives in June.

We didn’t have long to prepare but thankfully Blossom is easily pleased with fresh flowers and homemade cake and she loved playing sweet shop, dishing out sweets to her guests as they left.

It was a fun afternoon and a lovely reason to gather together after two long months of lockdown.

What was the last party you went to?

Blossom Turns Seven!

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I love writing and drawing, telling stories, reading books, baking cakes and eating cakes, poetry, singing and classical music, history, nature, baby goats, walking through Candie Gardens, eating chips on the beach, swimming and rock pooling, going to Rainbows, cuddles, cuddles and more cuddles, Granny’s stories and daughter dates.

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

My favourite books are Milly-Molly-Mandy, The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, The Enormous Crocodile and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

My favourite movies are Ice Age, FrozenArthur Christmas and the TinkerBell movies.

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

When I grow up I want to own a sweet shop!

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

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Mama loves you.