Happy 1st Birthday Amelia!

My little Amelia,

It’s strange to think that you are now a whole year old! It doesn’t feel that long ago that we first brought you home to meet your big sister, and now here you are trying so hard to walk!

I hope you had a wonderful day, I know you won’t remember it, but we had a little tea party for you, with our close family and friends. Anabel helped open your cards and presents, and there were so many wonderful things that people had bought you.

Amazingly, you didn’t sleep all day, and you were so good, I think you had cuddles with everyone! Once the party was finished, you and Bella had dinner, and you fell asleep in your highchair! Partying is obviously hard work for a 1 year old!!

Here are some of the pictures from your special day.
Love, cuddles and kisses,
Mummy xxx

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Things I l💜ve

▪ My two beautiful daughters. They amaze me every single day.

▪ My wonderful husband. I know it’s not been easy for him, and I love him more than he cares to believe.1495546_10153689463935074_1238904898_n

▪ My engagement ring. I obviously like my wedding ring as I chose it, but MrV chose every element of my engagement ring, and it is perfect.

▪ Giraffes and owls, they are both beautiful and elegant in completely different ways. When I got to hold and fly a few owls, I could have cried with excitement!

▪ All things purple. Since we had purple as the colour for our wedding, I’ve gotten a little obsessed!

▪ Being creative, whether it be crochet, sewing, beading, baking, photography, scrapbooking. I don’t have nearly enough time to do everything that I think of.

▪ Getting my nails done, it’s one of those little luxuries. If I could afford to have a manicure every week, I would!1503249_10153765422810074_660845604_n

▪ Collecting (or hoarding) things. It’s one of my annoying habits, but it includes pens, notebooks, bags, jewellery. If you lose a pen, chances are I’ve probably pinched it! 😉

▪ Writing. Not stories or anything like that, but the physical act of writing something down. I find any excuse to make lists, just so I can write. It’s such a shame that having a pen-pal is such a rare thing now.

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3 more days!

Three more days until Amelia is 1.

This statement seems so unreal, sometimes I look at her and can’t believe a year has nearly gone already! She has no teeth yet, but Anabel didn’t get her first two until she was 1, and isn’t really saying any words, which isn’t surprising as Bella is such a chatterbox! Millie is overtaking her big sister in the movement stage though, she stands really well on her own, and just the other day she made 11 steps all on her own! I don’t think it will be long at all until she’s running around like a loon, and then there’ll be trouble!!

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A bit of ‘Bella and me time’!

Today, Bella and I did something that I’ve been wanting to do for so long… we baked cakes together!

To be fair, it wasn’t hard to get her interested, I mentioned cake and she came running! She’s definitely mine! 😉 Once we’d got our aprons on and all the ingredients out, I put her in her fun pod (which I need to write up a review on actually!) and washed our hands. She helped me at every stage, though it did take a while as she kept wanting to clean the work-top inbetween!



Once the cakes had finished baking, and had cooled down enough, Bella and I iced them, and she sprinkled little sugar hearts on the tops. Well, I say sprinkled… what actually happened was she picked up each little heart and delicately placed them onto each cake, and occasionally in her mouth!


I’ve got to say, I was very pleased at how patient she was, at waiting to actually eat a cake (which was “delicious” in case you wondered!) and I definitely think we’ll be baking again soon. 😊

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