January me and mine {a birthday family portrait}

January 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm 15 comments

18-1-14 - us 3 4B
This year got off to an exciting start celebrating E’s second birthday. Having a winter baby limits what you can do by way of outdoor adventures so we opted for a soft play morning with his cousin Zac followed by a Chinese buffet lunch.18-1-14 - E and Zac at Play Farm 4B
Then back to Nana and Grandads for play and cake. I used the same sponge recipe as last year but baked the cake in a bundt ring tin. The animals atop the cake were made by Daddy who’s used to creating things out of plasticine for making animations).
18-1-14 - E with birthday cake 4B
It was a great day and we’re loving this wonderful journey of life with our chattery, gentle, funny, gorgeous boy. To find out more about the Me and Mine monthly challenge if you want to join in for 2014 and for posts by other families taking part

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lucy at dear beautiful  |  January 31, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Ahh, what a gorgeous family portrait. And what an amazing looking cake. It looks like E had a lovely birthday, it’s great to get to see a little video of him too. So cute. x

  • 2. Deena Kakaya  |  January 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Happy birthday to your two year old x

  • 3. Jess McGlynn  |  January 31, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Lovely family photo. The little figures are amazing!!

  • 4. Capture by Lucy (@capturebylucy)  |  January 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Oh my heart just melted when he said “I ripping it! ” Gorgeous xx

  • 5. Lauren  |  February 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Awwww that’s a fab cake. Well done to you both, I hope he enjoyed his birthday. Lovely photo too x

  • 6. thereadingresidence  |  February 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

    That’s a lovely family shot, and a belated happy birthday to your little E there, too x

  • 7. Everlovin' Dad  |  February 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    All the better for being there at the time

  • 8. Ben  |  February 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Lovely and clearly those talents of your husbands come in useful sometimes

  • 9. Karen (@wouldliketobe)  |  February 2, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Aaahh à lovely way to start a year of photos

  • 10. Becky Arber (@BeckyArblog)  |  February 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    That video is too cute!!! Amazing cake too! Did you make it?

  • 11. Johanna GGG  |  February 4, 2014 at 1:09 am

    nice pic – love the team effort on the cake – we have lots of summer birthdays, including Sylvia’s – and the heat makes it hard to bake cakes and get outside too. I even organised a park picnic one year for sylvia and it rained. No wonder people like those indoor play centres!

  • 12. Katie @mummydaddyme  |  February 8, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    What a lovely family portrait, looks like it was a really happy birthday and the cake is fab! x

  • 13. charlotte  |  February 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Love the cake toppers! Well done Daddy! Lovely family photo! x

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    […] exciting to ponder what memories we’ll create over the coming year. Jan – Dec 2014: birthday boy, visiting buddy C in Ireland, Dr Euan post virus, den fun with buddies, visiting York, cheeky […]

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