Fun Ways To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday

AD | Collaborative post Erin has just turned 4 and we have done lots of different things to celebrate her birthday. I think we have done something different for each of her birthdays so far so I thought it would be a nice idea to put these together in a blog post, as well as throwing in some new ideas too. Cake smash For Erin’s first birthday I knew that I wanted to do a cake smash with her. However, I didn’t want to pay someone else to do it with us but I did

Happy 4th Birthday Erin!

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Erin’s birthday being on New Year’s Day means that this time of year is a bit strange for us. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day mean completely different things to us compared to most people. We don’t do anything special the night before as we’re usually getting Erin ready for her birthday. This year, Erin had a late night, going to bed at gone 10pm but she did manage to see a few fireworks first which was really special for her. Thanks to

Happy 33rd Birthday To Me

Yesterday was my 33rd birthday. I actually had to think a little while back about how old I was going to be. I think especially since Erin was born I haven’t really paid too much attention to myself or my birthdays. When Erin asked me how old I was going to be she proceeded to tell me I was old so I guess it doesn’t really matter how old I really am any more now! Usually we don’t do anything at all for my birthday. This is the busiest time of year for John at

To Erin On Your 3rd Birthday

My little Erin pie! Today you’re turning 3 and I just don’t know where the time has gone. Sometimes it feels like you were born yesterday and sometimes it feels like you have been in our lives forever. I certainly can’t remember life without you now. This past year has been a roller coaster and so much has happened. At the beginning of the year we made the biggest change of all. Instead of being at home with me every day you started nursery. We wanted you to spend time with children your own age,

The Problem With A New Year’s Day Birthday

In some ways, Erin being born on New Year’s Day is something pretty amazing. When she’s older I can’t wait to let her stay up to watch the fireworks to celebrate her birthday and I can’t wait for that to be something really special that we can do together each year. However, there are loads of reasons why having a New Year’s Day birthday really sucks! We live in a small-ish town in North Norfolk and neither me or John drive. This means that there are very few options for things to do. For Erin’s

How We Spent Erin’s Birthday

New Year’s Day is Erin’s Birthday and this year we decided not to do very much at all. Last year Erin had a fantastic farm themed birthday party and it was special but this year we wanted something different. Christmas was extremely busy as we had three family members staying so for Erin’s Birthday we thought it would be nice to have a quiet day with just me, John and Erin. As she had a hectic couple of weeks, Erin had been going to bed a bit later than normal and sleeping in until roughly 8am so

How We Will Be Spending New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve 2015 was one I will never forget. Well, actually, I can’t quite remember all of it to be perfectly honest but it was the day before my beautiful little girl was born. From then, New Year’s Eve was never going to be the same again. Even before Erin was born, John and I never really did anything on New Year’s Eve. I spent more than enough years going out to a pub or club or a party somewhere and I don’t really drink alcohol any more. Going out and celebrating at a

Weekends With The Family And A BBQ

A couple of weeks ago it was John’s birthday and we had my sister and her fiance Chris to stay for the weekend. The weather was supposed to be nice so we decided to have a BBQ. We had recently got one from Weber Compact Charcoal BBQ from Hayes Garden World so it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Luckily, the BBQ was super easy to put together. It took me, John and Chris about 10 minutes to put together but it could easily be done if you’re on your own. The BBQ