Friday, 13 April 2012
Nola was a a little overwhelmed by all the excitment circling around her at first.
It was so wonderful to see my little one year old's little face slowly realise that indeed, this day was all about her :)
She loved it when we all gathered around her to sing Happy Birthday. She began to cheer and clap and dance with great exuberance. Matilda played along on the piano, a little out of step but perfect all the same. We had to sing Happy Birthday at least 20 times through the morning just for all those sweet smiles :)
Each of the girls made a beautiful card for their baby sis.
This is Fi's card. She crayoned a picture of an elf and a rainbow.
Nola "cuddled" the elf with glee. She really took pleasure over every little gift given :)
I wrapped a few little gifts in play silks to make it easier for her to unwrap them.
Here is a little cusion dolly I stayed up till midnight making on a whim :)
She is filled with the softest lambs wool and is super cuddly.
The girls christened her Marigold, then Rose then Petal. Petal seems to have stuck the longest so far :) I think she looks a little like a flower petal don't you?
And here is Strawberry Shortcake, named by Boo for Nola. She will be Petal's big sister :)
Nola's birthday breakfast muffin went down well :)
Matilda's birthday card
Nola loves her whistle.
My beautiful, cheeky, spirited, funny, sweet, cuddly, snuggly, clever and cute one year old!!!
The sweet message Boo wrote for Nola.
I think the morning tuckered poor little Nola Jeanne out. She napped from 10am till lunchtime, unheard of !!!
In the afternoon we met up with some friends at the local park. A dear and very talented friend made Nola the most beautiful little sun dress with a crocheted bodice.
I can't wait for the days to warm up so that I can share pictures of it.
When we came home we ordered an Indian takeaway and had some birthday cake with Champagne for afters. Well Tani and I had the Champagne :) though we often give a little thimble full to the girls on special occasions, which they love because it "sparkles like magic" and Emmy being 14 now get's her own small glass which makes her feel very grown up :)
We ended the day by reading some second hand books we had bought during the day.
A perfect end to a lovely day:)