Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Eli's Third Birthday Weekend.

Eli has had the best birthday weekend, how can my baby already be 3 its crazy!! His birthday was actually on the Friday so the night before we covered the whole house in bunting, balloons and banners  leading from his bedroom door all the way down stairs where he would find a special present. The vintage style bunting was reused from Wesley's first birthday and is from dotcomegiftshop the rest was from ASDA. I had to get him a giant 3 ballon which I managed to keep hidden under the stairs for several days and our table was decorated with a lovely display of pumpkins which we picked from the farm just the week before.

Eli's main present from us this year was a trike, I knew I wanted to get him some sort of bike for his birthday because he had been constantly eyeing up other children's bikes when we had taken trips to the park. I absolutely adore the classic American retro Radio Flyer Tricycle and after doing a little shopping around I knew this was the one for Eli. It was a little hard to get hold of in this country but managed to find an approved stockist which offered next day delivery which you can find here

Eli couldn't stop saying 'wow' when he came downstairs to find this in the middle of his living room as well as a few other presenting including books, DVD's and clothes. His birthday landed on a preschool day and he went in wearing his 'I Am 3' badge and came out with a birthday crown, card and bag of sweets!

We had a few visitors from immediate family during the day and Eli really enjoyed seeing them all and was absolutely over the moon when he unwrapped a Woody and Buzz Toy Story action figures he hasn't put them down since! 

We had a small birthday cake and then spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing and playing with his new toys. Wesley although feeling a little left out at first also really enjoyed the day and also took a liking to Woody! 

After spending all day baking Saturday we were ready for all our visitors on Sunday. We didn't throw a birthday party as such more like an open house for people to drop by to see the birthday boy suppling generous amounts of tea and cake. I baked carrot and raisin cupcakes, chocolate and raspberry brownies and chocolate chip cookies which all went down a storm with our family and friends. I also made Eli's birthday cake which was a 3 layered chocolate fudge cake with peanut butter frosting.....which turned out magnificently!! 

Overall the weekend was so lovely all our family and friends were so generous and Eli had such a wonderful time seeing everybody. Both my boys looked absolutely gorgeous and they are growing up way too fast for my liking! 

Both boys are wearing outfits from Next except Wesley's checked shirt which is from H&M.

Thank you for reading.


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