I am sitting here, reflecting on the past weekend which has just taken place. We started Isobel's birthday celebrations on Friday and it feels as if we haven't stopped (nor has she!). Friday was a joint party with Isla for their friends at a local soft play area - and it was fantastic. The children went berserk climbing, running, sliding - the mums were out of breath!
Friday afternoon (after Isobel helped to make cake number two....) Nain and Taid arrived. Wyn and Julie visited too so Isobel was well into party mode again! The next morning she came downstairs and squealed with delight as she saw a scooter and little kitchen adorned with balloons.
And the new kitchen was a huge hit:
She insisted on putting her new dress from Granny over her PJs:
After the park (scooter technique pretty good for first go), we had a tea party in the afternoon. More excitement and for me the best compliment was when she said ladybird as she saw her cake (colouring was a bit dodgy....)
We finished off her birthday with fireworks and sparklers - perhaps something which will become an annual event. She loved it and so sweet the way she sang Happy Birthday. The last year has whizzed by, but in that time she has changed and developed enormously. And, most of the time - utterly adorable!