Monday, 26 March 2018


Last week, T turned 4.  

We were up and dressed early - its amazing how quickly children will get ready if they realise there are presents waiting for them!  Not only that, but I think it was the first morning in weeks that T hasn't woken up complaining that she's tired or something hurts and that she doesn't want to go to school.  

Nanny spent her Wednesday making tiny (one-two bites!) cupcakes for her to take into nursery.  Talk about dedication, she made enough for the children to have two each, as well as plenty for the teachers to have and some for our buffet dinner that night! 

Whilst T was at nursery and E at school, D and I had the morning to ourselves to do a food shop as his parents, brother and his family were coming over for a buffet dinner.  It was nice to get out just us and we even popped to have breakfast out, which felt rather odd without the girls interrupting us!  

T enjoyed her day at nursery, with her friends singing happy birthday to her. She trotted out when we collected her, wearing a crown that the teachers had made her. By the time we got home and Nanny and Granddad and her cousin had arrived, she was beyond excited. There was lots of shouting, shrieking and running around!  By the time we had dinner and everyone had left, its fair to say we were all pretty shattered. So much so that D and I headed up to bed at 9.30!   

Happy birthday my darling T.  I love you more than you will ever possibly know. You have been walking and talking for as long as I can remember, both starting earlier than E.  I remember you climbing out of the baby walker at 9 months thinking we would have our hands full and boy was I right.  From the moment you could make yourself known, you have wanted to do exactly the same as E, often saying 'me' or 'and me Mummy' or simply just pushing her way through to whatever it is we are doing.  

We are going through somewhat of a challenging phase, you and I.  You want to assert your independence and frequently tell me 'I can do what I like Mummy' and then there's the whining.  Oh the whining. Some days it feels never ending and leaves me wanting to cut my ears off.  Lets concentrate on moving through this stage and on to the next.


  1. My middle daughter turned 4 a couple of weeks ago. I am so with you with the constant whining, it drives me nuts! Hope your little one had a great day! #twinklytuesday

  2. Birthdays are exhausting aren't they. Glad a good time was had by all though. Enjoy being 4 little one! #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Happy birthday! Independence is a sign that you have a real person in your house, no longer an extension of yourself. But for every battle there are greater rewards. #TwinklyTuesday

  4. Belated birthday wishes, looks like you had a wonderful day!#twinklytuesday@_karendennis

  5. Happy Birthday, hope you had a lovely day. I'm still waiting for that stage to do one, and Freddie is 8. In fact I think he has got worse recently not better!

  6. Awww what a lovely child, you must be very proud X #twinklytueaday

  7. Our oldest is six & the whining still hasn't stopped... #twinklytuesday


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