a first birthday in pictures

January 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm 10 comments

18-1-13 - birthday present opening with Poppet 4BWhen you have a winter-born baby you should expect that snow could be on the cards for his big day.  When you’re busy baking and don’t notice the weather changing outside you should then expect to end up with 3 times as many cakes as you need when party guests can’t get through the snow to reach you!  Hey ho, the savoury muffins made last week remained in the freezer and we resigned ourself to eating cake fresh from the oven, before and after E’s first sledging adventure and with every cup of tea since Friday (such hardship!)  We had a brilliant day and shall enjoy eeking out E’s first birthday celebrations as we catch up with absent party guests over the next couple of weeks.MOSAIC - E's birthday
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L to R:  present opening, asleep on first walk in the snow, lunching on snow, mum-made birthday cake, with Daddy, butterfly cakes, minty pea dip, with Mummy, sledging fun with the big kids )

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  • 1. miss m  |  January 20, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Oh no, your first BD party got snowed out? Aww, but think of the fun story that will make some day. Happy Birthday, handsome! ps. Tell mom her cake is smashing!

  • 2. narf77  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Steve and I both comiserate with your winter born baby…he was born in winter (January) and I was born in winter (August)…eh?! Yup…continents apart! Your baby is gorgeous and that cat will not be safe soon ;).

  • 3. Denise  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    The snow has arrived with a vengence hasn’t it? Keep warm. Lovely birthday pics. xx

  • 4. nic@nipitinthebud.co.uk  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Miss M – lovely to hear from you :o) he had a terrific time sledging (definitely a boy not a baby now!) and the cake’s were lush (shall be posting at some point I’m sure!)

    Narf – thanks, he’s a proper little character and the cat is not safe now – or E who suffers miaows and scratches but still comes back for more with a big smile on his face. Poppet is the least child-friendly of the 3 cats yet she is the one he loves most, he even calls her by name ”Doddo” :o) (not bad in a vocabulary of about 6 words!)

    Denise – sleet melted much of our snow today but further now it’s still falling with a vengence. It made for quite a magical first birthday so no complaints here


  • 5. Jasmin  |  January 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    What lovely pictures and I reckon a birthday in the snow is very special and super memorable! Love the pictures and what a wonderful cake. Clever you xxx

  • 6. khloeee  |  January 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Looks like he had a great day, love the sledging photos! I can’t remember it EVER snowing on my birthday before, so hopefully this was a one off and you won’t have it every year!

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