On Tuesday Isabelle turned 3! On Monday we had a mini party at my Mums to celebrate – it was a really nice but very relaxed affair.
I made the number 3 cake, and although you can’t really tell from the photo, my icing job left a lot to be desired. Nothing that couldn’t be hidden by a smattering of silver balls and icing roses. In the end I decided it was ‘rustic elegance’ and perfect for the birthday girl – she’s such a mixture of both tom boy and girly girl. ‘Yes I do want to wear my pink tutu skirt, but I will jump in the mud puddles while wearing it, thankyouverymuch!’
Or, at least that’s how I spun it in order to feel better about my cake.
As it turns out I’m a bit of a spin doctor because I also managed to convince Andrew that we should buy this boisterous 3 year old a pearl necklace for her birthday. The reasoning was that it would nice to get her something special and teach her about looking after things and being a big girl (and we were trying to think of something that wasn’t just another toy.)
In reality, I just thought they were pretty! But, so far it’s working out really well. She’s knows they are just for wearing to church and for special occasions … and you should have seen her face light up when she opened them – priceless!
My Mum also bought her a little musical jewellery box to keep them in – so cute!
Isabelle had her first day at Kindy/ Preschool today too. Noah was so sweet, looking after her and showing her what to do (despite his new ‘I don’t like girls’ stance).
It proved impossible to get a front on photo of Isabelle entering kindy – She was saying ‘Let me in!’ and rattling the gate as this was taken. I wasn’t quite as eager (and had to hold back a tear or two... my little girl’s growing up so fast!)
… And then I was down to just one child! What to do?
I gave her strawberries …
… and then a bath!
I hope your week has been a good one too!
Happy Birthday Week* my beautiful, busy, talkative, articulate and thoughtful Isabelle!
*Because I’m of the view that why should a birthday last for just one day?