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Birthday party!

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Saturday,5 April 2014; One Year and Four Days Old.

Tonight was Ayla’s first birthday party!

Hubby and I have been planning it for over a month, and after postponing a week due to Ayla’s sickness we were so excited that the day had finally arrived!

The party itself had all the usual trimmings; party pies, sausage rolls and fairy bread, balloons, lolly bags and birthday cake, but the best bit of all was the guests!

Instead of bringing presents (which some still did anyway) we asked our friends to come dressed up as their childhood hero’s.

The result was a patio filled with characters from our youth including He-Man and She-Ra, Optimus Prime, Barbie, Batman, Robin, Mini-Mouse, Cru Jones, Scarecrow, The Flash, Superman and the Pink Power Ranger.

As for Hubby and I, well we dressed up as a Ghostbuster and Rainbow Brite (respectively).

Another highlight was playing pass-the-parcel with the kids.

Not many of our friends have kids (yet! Lol) so the game involved two little boys under one, two big girls (2 years and 3 years) and Ayla.

It was super cute watching the bigger girls trying to “work the system”, and the little kids were just as happy with the novelty toys they found when they opened their layer.

As the evening wore on and our friends started to say their goodbyes, it was time for one happy little Ayla to go to bed.

Ayla had had a ball at her party, although at times I could see her trying to work out who all these bright, colourful, crazy looking people were!

We have some fantastic photos of the occasion for Ayla to keep forever, which will ensure a few tiny pieces of the 80’s will live on!

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First birthday

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014: One Year Old.

I think Ayla’s had a pretty good first birthday!

We got up late and had a big breaky, then headed to a kids play gym for a catch up with some of Ayla’s little friends.

Ayla had a ball in the “big kids” section, and she even had her first ride in a coin operated machine!

After a big nap at home it was off to day care for a few hours in the afternoon where the day care mums made a big fuss.

One of the best parts of the day was when Daddy came home from work and we all relaxed in the pool and shared stories of our day.

Just before dinner it was time for presents and my gosh were there lots!

From a trike to a peg-puzzle, from an artwork for her wall to some gorgeous clothes and more, Ayla was rolling in gifts.

Hubby and I gave Ayla a miniature grand piano and the look on her face when she worked out how to play it was absolutely priceless!

Ayla banged away on the piano keys like a mini maestro for ages, and a no matter how many times we tried to distract her within seconds she was back to play some more.

Ayla’s first birthday ended, of course, with a birthday cake complete with a “1” candle, a happy birthday song and lots of kisses.

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Hubby’s birthday

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Tuesday 27 August 2013: One Hundred and Forty Eight Days Old.

It was Hubby’s birthday today and the three of us had a wonderful day.

Ayla gave her Daddy some fishing lures so we set off in the car with the boat and The Dog to try them out.

It was a beautiful day to be out in the water and Ayla loved it. She watched intently as Hubby and I flicked lure after lure into the sea, and when she saw The Dog panting to keep cool she thought she’d give it a go too!

We didn’t catch any fish but we were grateful for the chance to try, and when we got home we had a long, cool dip in the pool.

Ayla’s been swimming in the pool a few times now, but today was the first time she actually seemed to enjoy it!

It was because she’s finally worked out how to splash, and she kept at it for ages until both she and Hubby had big droplets of water running down their faces (video to be posted soon!)

We ended the day with a birthday cake, of course, one that I made a decorated myself, and Ayla helped her Daddy blow out the candles.

Ayla and I are so lucky to have such a special man in our lives… Happy Birthday Daddy!!! xxxx

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Birth-month-day

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Thursday, 1 August 2013: Four Months Old.

Baby Ayla is four months old today, and she got to celebrate it with two needles and an oral gel.

Poor baby… I hate immunisation day but the pain of seeing Ayla cry for a couple of minutes would be nothing compared to seeing her sick. Or worse.

It’s just such a shame that they have to happen on her birth-month-day!

I’d much rather be giving her cake and presents, handing out lolly bags and adjudicating musical chairs but that will come later.

For now, hugs, kisses, cool face-washers and lullabies will have to do.