The Friday Focus 28/10/16 – Celebrating Sophie’s birthday

This week has been all about getting ready for, and celebrating Sophie’s birthday.  I can’t quite believe that my baby girl is now three – and telling me quite firmly “I’m not a baby, I’m a little girl!”  Quite right too, but she’ll still always be my baby no matter how big she gets! We had a lovely day celebrating at home with family visiting during the day – my mum and two of my sisters came up and Grandma, Grandad and cousins Meryl and E also dropped by.  Sophie got very excited to see her birthday card being read out on CBeebies and best of all, hubby got home from his latest trip away just in time for singing Happy Birthday while the birthday girl blew out the candle on her cake.

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Things I have loved this week:

  • Spending time with our church family on the church weekend – and getting time to sit and do some crafts while Jessica and Sophie were kept entertained by my friends.
  • Jessica climbing up into my lap for a snuggle during evening devotions on the church weekend making me realise once again how lucky I am to have my two gorgeous girlies.
  • Jessica’s drawing of Mummy and Daddy dancing.

Jessica's drawing of Mummy and Daddy dancing

  • Making spoon animals with Jessica and Sophie.
  • The girls taking their dollies on a walk to the park.
  • A day at Rickmansworth Aquadrome with the lovely Mel from Le Coin de Mel and her children – the girls had a wonderful time with their new friends.

With Mel from Le Coin de Mel and her children at Rickmansworth Aquadrome

  • Taking the girls to the fab Sweet as a Button sweet-shop and seeing their delight at being able to fill a bucket with sweets.
  • Having one last day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum before it closes for the winter and enjoying an autumn scavenger hunt, looking for leaves, conkers, acorns and other “treasures.”

Jessica in her red puddlesuit and Sophie in a blue puddlesuit sitting on a bench at Chiltern Open Air Museum with their scavenger hunt leaflets

 

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15 Comments

  1. October 28, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Ah, a very happy belated birthday to Sophie! I can’t believe that she’s now 3 either! Glad she had a good time and it sounds like you’ve had a wonderful, fun-packed week. I love that last cheeky photo of them, thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Louise
      Author
      October 28, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn – those three years have certainly flown by! 🙂

  2. October 28, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Happy Birthday little Sophie! Hope she had a lovely one. I do enjoy looking at photos of your girls, they always look so adorable 🙂 #wotw

    • Louise
      Author
      October 28, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you so much Dean – Sophie had a lovely birthday 🙂

  3. October 28, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Aww! It sounds like Sophie had a wonderful birthday. My youngest is 9 and I still call her my baby. hehehe It looks and sounds like you have had such a fun week!
    #WotW

    • Louise
      Author
      October 28, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks Kim, it has been a lovely week! Glad to hear that Ellie is still your baby – I suspect she always will be! 🙂

  4. October 28, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Sophie! Three does seem so big! Looks like a lovely time. You have managed some good days out over half term. l love meeting blogging buds 🙂 I bet Jessica cuddles were just so precious xx #wotw

    • Louise
      Author
      October 28, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Sarah – it has been a lovely half-term 🙂

  5. October 28, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Happy Birthday to Sophie, how exciting that her card was on CBeebies ! The days out you’ve had look wonderful we have all been cooped up this week but as we still have a week of half term left I’m definitily going to make sure we get out and about. We haven’t even had a chance to collect any conkers yet. #WotW

    • Louise
      Author
      October 28, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Angela – hope you manage to get out and about next week 🙂

  6. October 29, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Awwww happy birthday my youngest has.alsp recently turned three, crazy isn’t it X #wotw

    • Louise
      Author
      November 1, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you – yes, crazy how fast that time goes. Hope your youngest had a good birthday 🙂

  7. October 30, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    What a fab picture of you both and definitely one to be treasured. It amazes me how you generally seem to pack so much into your weeks/weekends. And so cool that Sophie’s card was on CBeebies! #wotw

    • Louise
      Author
      November 1, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you Carol – it certainly was a busy week! Was so pleased Sophie’s card made it on the TV!

  8. November 6, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Oh an autumn scavenger hunt sounds like great fun! I feel like my youngest will always be my baby too. I hope Sophie had a lovely birthday.
    Nat.x

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