Monday, 22 May 2017

Birthday

Last week we celebrated Lily turning four years old. I can't begin to think how quickly this last year has gone by. She has changed and grown so much in this time and as each day that passed has seen her face new challenges, I am so incredibly proud of what she has managed to achieve.
Cards and gifts were opened in the morning, her favourites being a garden swing, books and some fabulous rainbow wellies. We just managed to put up the swing on the Saturday evening before it went dark, ready for her to discover the following morning. Her little face lit up when she saw it.  It was such a joy to see. I can see many happy hours spent on it this summer.
I made two cakes for the special day. One to take to share at pre-school that morning and one to enjoy at home. They were both deliciously chocolatey and covered in icing and other goodies.
Lily enjoyed a delightfully happy day and I can't wait to discover what adventures the coming year has in store for her.
J. X






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  1. Happy birthday Lily. Looks as though you had an amazing day...have fun on that swing and don't be too cross with Mummy or Daddy if you find them using it...grown ups need to play too! x

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    1. Thank you Jackie. Unfortunately the swing seat is too small for adults. :-( X

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  2. Happy birthday, Lily. What a lovely age, I'm so pleased that she enjoyed her day and got some lovely gifts. We're due some good weather this week so I'm sure the swing will get lots of use.

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    1. The swing has had soooo much use already. It is a firm favourite. X

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  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter

    Julie xxxxx

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  4. Aww, how lovely! The chocolate cakes look delicious! I'm sure the other kids at pre-school enjoyed celebrating Lily's Birthday with a yummy treat! :)

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    1. Thank you. The chocolate cake was very tasty. The one I made for pre-school was all eaten. X

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  5. Happy birthday Lily! I simply love the wellies and the scrumptious chocolate cake too x

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    1. Thank you. Lily had a lovely, easy going day. I'm a little envious of the wellies myself. X

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  6. Happy birthday Lily, what an exciting time, being 4! Cakes look delicious xx

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  7. Four is such a lovely age - Happy Birthday Lily.
    The cake looks scrumptious I'm sure everyone enjoyed it.

    I love her boots, and a very colourful collection of cards too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Four is a wonderful and carefree age. X

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  8. Happy birthday little Lily. Love those wellies and what a fab cake. The swing is perfectly timed too with better weather arriving. X

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    1. Lily loves to be outdoors so the swing was a great idea. She calls it her 'Birthday swing.' X

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  9. Love those wellies with handles! and rather tasty looking cake too.

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    1. Thank you. The wellies are a little bit fabulous aren't they Sue. I would love some myself. X

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  10. happy birthday Lily :)

    your a great Mum making a cake for pre school :)

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    1. Ha ha! I'm not that good. I would just buy one for pre-school but she wouldn't eat it! She only likes home made. X

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  11. Happy 4th birthday, Lily!

    What a lovely cake!

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  12. Happy Birthday! Cake looks lush, I would like those wellies myself!

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  13. a lovely age, just on the brink of new adventures.
    Happy birthday Lily, hope you saved a slice of cake for me!
    Those boots are very fine indeed xx

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    1. Thank you Sadie. You are welcome to pop in for cake any time. X

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  14. Oh, I'm late to this party Jules but it sounds asthough Lily had a lovely day. The cakes look delicious and I bet the swing has had plenty of use over the past week with the weather being so nice.

    I think this age is lovely - their personalities really start to shine through. xx

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    1. She did have a lovely time, thank you Suzanne. The swing has had a lot of use already and the grass underneath looking a little worse for wear.
      It is a lovely age. However, the age when they are able to make you a cup of tea is even better. X :-)

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  15. A belated happy birthday to Lily. That cake looks scrumptious :)

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    1. Thank you Eileen. The cake was very tasty. X

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