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This not-so-little-one turned Seven!

T turned seven over the weekend.  This growing-up business is happening way too soon for my husband and I.  We want to enjoy her more.

She had a party with her friends at iBounce on Saturday and it was just madness and mayhem.  But all the kids enjoyed it and that’s what matters isn’t it?  I wish I could share some photos but now that T is growing-older I’ve decided to refrain from posting photos of her where you can see her face.  If you’ve noticed, it’s always from afar, or her back or side view.  She’s growing up you see, and I want to protect her privacy.

What do we know about the number seven?

There are seven colours in a rainbow: red, yellow, green, blue, violet, orange and indigo.  Apparently, the number seven is significant in the Bible.  It denotes completeness or perfection.  The scholars believe that it’s because God rested on the seventh day after creating the world.  In Judaism, the universe is made of seven heavens.  And then of course, there’s the seven deadly sins.

If you google the number 7, you’ll find an endless list but before I digress again, I’ve decided to make …

Seven Fun Facts about T

  1. She plays the cello, and does ballet and gymnastics.
  2. Won her first ever race at sports day this year.
  3. Favourite authors: Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman and J.K Rowling
  4. Favourite illustrator/artist: Chris Riddell.
  5. Ambition: Wants to be an illustrator like C.R or a writer like J.K Rowling.
  6. Favourite colours: Purple and black.
  7. Favourite hero (or more like a villain): Harley Quinn

Ah parenthood, I didn’t anticipate that watching your child grow-up could actually be painful.  It sounds selfish I know, but sometimes I just want her to stay little just little a wee bit more.

Now excuse me while I pick-up more wrapping paper off the floor.  I think I’ve forgotten what it looks like!

Can’t Say No to Cake

While I don’t have a sweet tooth, I can never say no to cake.

When someone offers you cake, you say, “Yes please” and “Thank you”.

This would actually make a lovely Father’s Day present.

It was my husband’s birthday last Saturday.  When Baker Days asked if we’d like a sample of their cake, we of course, said, “yes please”.  In case you didn’t know, it’s part of “Life’s Rules to Happiness: Thou shall not say no to cake, ever.”

I wasn’t expecting the cake to arrive on his birthday though, especially since I sent our details late Thursday night.  Had I known I would’ve had the cake personalised more, after all, that’s what Baker Days cake are all about, personalised cakes you can design anyway you want it.

The letter box cake (as seen in the photos) is their latest addition to their designs.  I think the idea is, it’s small enough to fit through your post-box, and it is.  I know this because I tried to fit it through our letter-box.  Our postie rang our doorbell though, he didn’t want to slide it through, probably worried that it was going to ruin whatever it was inside the box.

I chose the “Officially the best dad in the world”cake.  I thought it was going to be a nice little present for T’s dad after his birthday.  Imagine my surprised when it arrived on the day itself.

What we liked about the cake:

1. I like the idea that it fits through the letter box.

2.  Impressively fast delivery.

3.  The vanilla sponge cake with buttercream was delicious.

4.  Even though we didn’t use this feature, I like the fact that you can personalise it, whether it’s your own design or a particular photo you want to use.

What we didn’t like about the cake:

1.  I think it’s a little bit too pricey for the size of the cake.  Would I order it myself?  Probably not. The letterbox gift cake as seen above costs £14.99.  It comes with two party balloons and two birthday candles which was a nice touch, I still think it’s too much though.

And as you can see, T can never say no to cake either.

Can you?

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Note: We were sent the cake for the purpose of this review, but opinions and words are by yours truly.

Because we were too excited to wait …

My soon-to-be-three-year-old received something very special in the post yesterday.  I knew it was coming since my sister told me about it, but I wasn’t expecting it to come before her birthday.  But it did!  And I was as excited as my little girl.  I also knew that it was a jewellery box.  You see, my little one loves her accessories, although thankfully she only likes to play/wear them inside the house.  She didn’t have any box, all she had was a small basket which I bought in Bolgatanga in Ghana years ago to keep all her little trinkets in.

The original plan was to wait and bring all her presents with us when we drive up to Woburn Sands on Saturday where my in-laws live.  The birthday party with the family is scheduled on Sunday, her birthday is on Monday.  But last night, my husband and I were talking about it and I convinced him that T could at least open the present she got from her Aunt (my lovely younger sister) and then open the other presents later.  He agreed!

So this morning, there was one very excited little girl with her equally excited mother:

The little card read: Dear T, this is for your special treasures.  Happy Birthday to the most precious little girl in the whole wide world! Love Auntie M, Uncle M and your little cousin M.  (Yes, we call them the M&M&Ms).

The most precious little girl was the most excited and happiest little girl in the world!

The perfect jewellry box for the perfect little girl who loves her accessories.

Luckily, she has a lot of them!  A little friend of hers gave them to her on her 2nd birthday.

It’s beautiful Mommy!  

Yes indeed, sweetie.  Mommy is envious!

I wish I had one too.

Thank you Auntie M!  I love it and I love you!

Btw: Jewellery Box is from Mele & Co.