Erin Turns 2!

So today Erin turns 2. I’m not sure where the past 2 years have gone but it went in the blink of an eye! Erin starts nursery in a couple of days and I’m willing time to slow down a bit because it is going far too fast. Today we are spending Erin’s birthday as a family and having a pretty chilled out day at home. There will be cake, presents and anything else Erin might want to do! With Erin now being 2, I think my updates about her may happen a little less often but for now, here

First Birthday Party Food

I have never hosted a birthday party before and that meant really not having any idea what I was doing. We had 8 children come to Erin’s 1st birthday party and adults made total numbers up to about 20.  I had absolutely no clue how much food to buy, what to buy or what to do with it! My mum and I went to the supermarket a couple of days before the party to buy everything we needed. I had a list of a couple of things I wanted but really, we walked around guessing for some of the food.

A Farm Themed Birthday Party

I don’t really remember having birthday parties as a child. I do, however, remember my sister’s party at McDonald’s with the big pirate ship that I was insanely jealous about. Well, until I hit my head on that pirate ship anyway. Erin was always going to be having a birthday party, whether she’d remember it or not. As this was her 1st birthday, I wanted to do something that was fun for everyone. We have been going to a class called Music in Motion now and Erin loves it. The woman who runs that was an obvious choice plus, we

Homemade Smash Cake Shoot

I have known for months that I wanted Erin to have a smash cake for her 1st birthday. This is the only year she’ll get to do this I think and I wanted her to do something really fun on her birthday. I know you can go and have professional smash cake photo shoots done but I wanted this to be something John and I did together at home. I am crap at baking so I didn’t even attempt to make a cake myself. My wonderful friend from work picked us up a chocolate smash cake from Asda. I can’t

How Erin Spent Her Birthday

So yesterday was Erin’s 1st birthday ad seeing as we’ve never done this before, neither John or I knew what to expect. I don’t really think it went as we thought it would. We started the day off getting up quite early. Erin doesn’t really sleep at the minute. She obviously didn’t understand that it was her birthday but we did try to make a big deal about it. After how long presents took on Christmas Day we did things a bit differently. Erin showed no interest whatsoever in actually opening presents. She would pick one, bring it over and

Happy 1st Birthday Erin

A whole year since my baby girl was born. Okay, I may have moaned about it the other day when I posted ‘This time last year…’ but when I look at Erin, I forget about everything that was bad. I thought I’d do a year in photos to celebrate her birthday today as there will be more posts to come over the next couple of days! I am just going to pick one photo for each month because otherwise this post will be huge! January February March April May June July August September October November December Considering I’m always the one