My word for this week is Birthdays.
In actual fact this could have been the word for the last couple of months as April & May are full of Birthdays! Up until recently we have celebrated 12 birthdays across those two months. This week however saw the birth of the second daughter of a very good friend of mine. So happy birthday and welcome to the world little baby Eloise! Ooh it’s made me so broody. Good job we already have another little one on the way!
So that makes 13 birthdays across April & May – it is expensive and full of celebrations, but lots of fun! This week I have felt it in particular, largely because of course it has been my lovely little Monkey’s 2nd Birthday! We started the celebrations last Friday with a mini party at the park with two of his friends who also have birthdays this month. One a week before Monkey, and one a week after, although they both turn 3 this month. They are 2 of my very good mummy friends’ kiddies so we decided to have one joint celebration rather than 3 little ones. Sadly due to a very poorly little tot the other mummy in our quartet wasn’t able to make it at the last minute. We really did miss them but we also had a lot of fun at the same time! We had party hats and bubbles and choccy biscuits and a lot of fun in the sun!
Then on Sunday it was Monkey’s Grandpops’ birthday! Nanny and Grandpops have been away on holiday for the last couple of weeks and we’ve really missed them so it was nice to see them for his big 60th!
Monkey very much enjoyed helping Grandpops unwrap his presents!
It was also Monkey’s first ever chinese and he did quite well – mainly prawn toasts and prawn crackers but he did try a few bits so we can’t complain.
He was also just a very good boy as we were in the restaurant a long time, though his uncles and aunties were definitely happy to help keep him entertained. Thank goodness!
My step-sister had made Grandpops a fantastic racing car themed cake – complete with racing cars! Monkey was very lucky, and thrilled, to be allowed to keep the yellow one!
He did do really well but it was quite stressful keeping him busy and he was very much enjoying decorating the restaurant with his stickers, though I think we found them all in the end! (Hope so anyway!) It was a lovely family lunch and a very nice Sunday.
Wednesday was Monkey’s actual birthday so we had pressies first thing in the morning, then he and I spent most of the day at the park with friends, it was a really gorgeous and relaxing day actually and he very much enjoyed himself 🙂
The celebrations are set to continue this weekend with the family all coming round Sunday afternoon for a bit of a buffet and a present-fest! 🙂 So this week has been very much focussed on birthdays 🙂
What word sums up your week?
Ah! Having birthdays in April and May is fab. I really wanted EJ to be a late April/early May baby but as it turns out he waited til the end of July and is a very close to my birthday then too. It is hard to keep them busy in a restaurant isn’t it? That’s why I was so thrilled about the whole pub garden thing last Sunday – it was just so much more relaxing than the usual situation! I will never forget chasing EJ up and down quite a posh gourmet type pub last Christmas – fortunately the staff were very sweet! #WotW
Oh gosh, definitely thank goodness for understanding staff, though I did love the sound of that pub you went to, much more relaxing 🙂 xx
That’s a lot of birthdays Caroline! Looks like you’ve been having tons of fun though 🙂 fab pics #WotW
Tell me about it! Lots of celebrating going on at the moment though i will enjoy a quieter few months over the summer! xx
Birthdays all round! This is my quieter time for birthdays – we get busy towards the end of the year. Looks like you’ve been having a brilliant time, and so nice to have the sunshine to celebrate outside so much, too. I hope you have a great day on Sunday x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
Ooh yes we had a lot of birthdays, and a lot of fun celebrating them 🙂 xx
Wow that is a lot of birthdays! It looks like you’ve all had a great time, beautiful pictures x #WotW
Thank you, we have had a fab time, but yes, a LOT of birthdays lately! xx
A lot of birthday’s. Grandpops enjoyed his day and we are looking forward to Sunday xx
That’s a lovely way to spend your week! A very happy birthday to Monkey 🙂 Sounds like you’ll need a rest this week…!? #WotW
Thanks, rest would definitely be good! xx
That is a lot of Birthdays!! Fab word!!…..Sounds and looks like you’ve had a great week!!
Thanks Kim, it was a really lovely week 🙂 xx
Love birthdays, they are so family orientated. Looks life you had a lovely week. #WotW
They are aren’t they? Great excuse to spend lots of time with loved ones! xx
That would be my #WOTW next month as my son will turn 4. Happy birthdays (belated and advance) to everyone who celebrated it in your family =)
Aww bless him! Thank you 🙂 xx
I love celebrating birthdays! Everyone is happy and you get to eat cake: what’s not to like? Monkey is lucky to be a Spring baby. It is great to be able to have a little celebration in the park with his friends. Looks like you have had lots of fun! x Mel
I totally agree with you and yep, the ability to get outside and have fun is very lovely for a birthday! xx
Fun times!! 2nd birthday is such a big milestone (as indeed is a 60th!)… Looks like a brilliant time was had by all!
Bumps & Grind x
Thanks Kat, there was a LOT of fun had by all! xx
Thanks for linking up to #FamilyFriday. Looks like a few great days were had here! I’m not sure I could cope with that many celebrations in such a small window though 😉
Pleasure, it was a lot of fun but yes a lot of birthdays in 2 months! Very busy! xx
Happy birthday everyone! 😀 x