My first born baby recently turned three, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?!
We were actually on holiday over her birthday so it was a bit different to normal birthday celebrations. But before we left I was determined to make her a birthday T-shirt with my new sewing skills. Unfortunately this was my first attempt at doing sewing in anything but a straight line. It turns out that a number 3 is incredibly curvy and was a bit of a challenge!
I first made one for my son’s birthday and love this new little birthday tradition.
I was inspired by these wonderful creations that are made by loving siblings on itstwoam. I’m too controlling to let the kids take over this activity just yet! But when they are older I think it’ll be a lot of fun.
It’s birthday season in our house at the moment so The Limpet is currently obsessed with listing who has already had their birthday.
Her little brother (The Gannet) starts the celebrations off in April, then my birthday was in May and Mr Monster’s is in July shortly followed by The Limpet so unfortunately for her, she has to wait the longest.
In order to help her understand about the months of the year and when her birthday will be, I devised a birthday wheel. I had intended to add some other details about events that happen throughout the year but it didn’t really have enough space after we’d stuck on the photos.
We did add a season wheel to the centre and she decorated it with appropriate colours and collage items. We discussed the different season as she was doing this.
The larger circle was divided into 12 sections, one for each month. We stuck photos of family members onto their birthday months. The wheel was then put together and attached to a piece of card with a split pin so that it could spin round. I added an arrow to the top which is stuck on one end to the backing card so that it always points to the correct month.
My adorable gorgeous smiley boy turned one today. I can’t quite believe how quickly this year has flown by.
As his birthday fell on Easter day we decided to throw a party and an Easter egg hunt for all the kids. We had a tea and cake party and sticking with the Easter theme we included chocolate nests and simnel cake. As it was a childrens party we also had jelly and icecream. It was The Gannet’s first taste of jelly and icecream as he wasn’t too sure at first but true to his nickname he ended up finishing the lot.
Our party decorations included my new ‘Happy birthday’ banner and a timeline of photos of my son throughout his first year.
The dinosaur birthday cake was inspired by one I saw on pinterest. Unfortunately it was a bad link and didn’t go to the original source so I can’t give credit. It was quite tricky as it was cooked in a pudding bowl to create the shape but I was pleased with how it turned out.
This is a picture of the birthday boy enjoying a slice of cake. You can just see his birthday t-shirt that I made for him. I bought a plain t-shirt (which it turns out is difficult to find, I got one from m&s in the end) and cut out a large number one to sew on to the front. I used one of his old babygrows for the material.
We all had a lovely day but I think it meant more to me than anyone else. I certainly had fun celebrating my son’s first year and reminiscing about his birth.