Daddy’s Birthday

It was Daddy’s birthday on Wednesday and it also marked our first outing as a family of 4! I was feeling like a bit of a rubbish wife in the run up to Hub’s birthday. With Little Miss arriving a week ahead of schedule all my plans basically went out of the window. One of his presents ordered early hadn’t arrived (we knew it was a long lead time so wasn’t a huge shock) and when I eventually got round to ordering the trousers he wanted, they didn’t have his size in stock online :(. I had planned on baking cakes and doing all sorts but none of which happened!

out and aboutSo I was feeling a bit rubbish about it but decided to pull myself together and make new plans. Tuesday night Monkey and I made a picture I had been planning for ages (post to follow) for him, which he loved. Then on the day itself as I was feeling pretty good we decided to have a little family outing. (I hadn’t actually left the house since coming home from hospital the previous Friday).

We headed into town to try and buy Daddy’s trousers in the shop! We set up the buggy with the double extender kit (bought 2nd hand on ebay) and thankfully it worked really well. Little miss was happy in the bottom section and Monkey happily perched on the new higher seat! We were in luck as we found the colour trousers he wanted in Daddy’s size! Woohoo! He is so tall so can be really hard to find clothes that fit his long legs!

We then headed back to the car and out to a restaurant, a new Bella Italia has opened and we decided to give it a try. We had such a lovely, lovely lunch. Monkey was a very good boy and Little Miss slept the whole time. The waitress was lovely and took a little piccy for us to commemorate the moment! She also gave Monkey a balloon, which he loved, and he gave her one of his stickers, friends for life I think ;). The food was amazing too so all in all it was just a lovely outing.

meal out

When we got home Hubs and Monkey had a bit of baking fun and made a simple cake together, lovely Daddy & Monkey time and Monkey was so proud of his cake! While he was napping Daddy did the buttercream icing and I did a bit of decorating on the cake.


At tea time Hub’s family came round for a yummy chinese takeaway, and Monkey was hilarious as he just wanted to show everyone his cake and basically stand staring at it the whole evening. So cute! He got a bit possessive over his Granny when she tried to cuddle Little Miss bless him and we can’t really blame him for that, he loves his grandparents a lot!


It was a really lovely, if long and pretty tiring day for me but Hub’s had a lovely birthday and I am so pleased we got to spoil him a little, and spend the day together as a family. He said he was happy enough anyway as he has his little girl as his birthday present, but he definitely enjoyed the day too πŸ™‚


31 thoughts on “Daddy’s Birthday

  1. Ahh congrats on your first family outing as a four that’s so exciting!!
    That pushchair is absolutely amazing, never seen anything like that before it’s so cool!! Glad both the kids liked it!
    Bless little monkey for being so proud of his cake that really is so cute!!
    Pleased your husband had a lovely birthday πŸ™‚ x

    • Thanks lovely it was good and a little scary at the same time! The buggy extender kit is fab and it adapts as baby grows too so should hopefully be a double buggy for a while! πŸ™‚ xx

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  3. Ah, I can understand you feeling like you hadn’t really gone the extra mile for the husband’s birthday but kind of understandable under the circumstances! Plus it looks like he had a lovely day with his little family too! Seems like you might a good choice on the buggy front – it’s great that you can get systems like this that don’t take up masses of space these days. Little Miss looks particularly chilled out πŸ˜‰ Xx #ordinarymoments

    • haha I know you’re right and hubs said the same, just felt he was a bit neglected! It all worked out in the end though and I am def pleased with the buggy. We do have a buggy board too just because I do tend to over-prepare but this is def working at the moment! πŸ™‚ xx

  4. What a lovely day for you and your family. I’m sure your husband enjoyed himself despite the change of plans. After all, the best gift already came a wee bit early (your daughter).

  5. Very sweet. It’s great to start getting used to going out as a larger family so soon after the birth too – it removes some of that fear of being unable to cope quickly. Glad you all had a good day – the first of many happy family outings!

    • yep it can be scary to go out altogether, I remember being nervous just with one! Good to get it over and done with early πŸ™‚ xx

  6. It looks like your Hubby had a wonderful Birthday – and you look incredible for a week after giving birth!! Glad it all worked out in the end. Thanks for linking up x

  7. This looks like a lovely day.

    I remember the days when Gwenn would sleep through a three course meal. What I’d give for that now πŸ˜‰ !

    We’ve just moved from a flat to a house so we can finally host parties. Your birthday tea looked lovely; just the type of thing we want to be able to do.



  8. Oh sneak peaks at baby. You just made me so broody. And you look absolutely FANTASTIC you just had a baby glam mommy. Go you!! happy birthday daddy. Glad you all had a lovely day. It’s hard when things don’t go to plan I had mm almost a month early all plans definitely went out the window. Bless you you did great. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  9. Grace & Lucas say – Yay!!!! Happy Birthday Monkey’s Daddy – it looks like you had an awesome time. Little Miss was so well behaved and we’re pleased that monkey enjoyed his new buggy – we reckon he must have felt like a King being up so high!! #sharewithme

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