|Big breath in!|
C gets what
I love the idea of "Montessori" birthday celebrations as she gets older, but for now we choose to celebrate in a Waldorf-influenced way with a Birthday Crown and birthday ring. Note to self: Remember you are NOT a seamstress and DO NOT start making birthday crown the night before. Much cursing and (metres of) knotted cotton later, I was secretly very pleased with how it turned out. It's not perfect but it was made with much, much love. Just like Grandad's additions to the Birthday Ring.
|Swimming off cake|
Although THE focus is on C rather than pressies, no birthday would be complete without a gift or two. She absolutely LOVES her doll and dummy - but we are left with having to find 2 dummies at bed time instead of one! Now the nappies have gone the dummy is definitely next, although I don't think it will be as easy.
Balloons and banners; pressies covered in playsilks; candle blowing (LOTS of times) and cake for breakfast (the perfect fuel for a weekend away at CentreParcs).
Roll on next year...but not too quickly please.